Stock No. : 1176

J. Harmer
London, c1730
Silver pair cases, 57.5 mm.
Verge movement


MOVEMENT : Gilt verge movement, with nicely engraved and pierced winged balance cock and plate. Large silver regulator disk and four Egyptian pillars. Signed ‘J.Harmar’. All in good original condition and running well.

DIAL : Silver champleve dial in very good condition. Signed “HARMAR, LONDON”. Later hands, the hour repaired at the base.

INNER CASE : Silver, maker’s mark ‘B’, but no hallmarks. In good condition, though the stem and bow are later so have been reattached. The hinge is a little worn so the bezel doesn’t snap shut tightly. The high dome bull’s eye crystal is scratched and worn, but no chips.

OUTER CASE : Silver pair case, again with no hallmarks. Nice large square hinge. The hinge, catch button and catch are fine and the case closes correctly. There are a few light bruises to the back, and an old repair at the neck (only visible from the inside), but generally in quite good condition.

There is a John Harmar listed at Islington, London in 1730.