A fine quality, and unusual Swedish cylinder, with ‘name’ dial, centre seconds, start/stop work and going barrel.
MOVEMENT : Fine quality gilded cylinder, going barrel (no fusee) movement, with blued screws, polished steel balance wheel, and pierced balance bridge. Signed (Carl Er. Orbin, Stockholm) and numbered (371). The balance bridge is pierced to include the maker’s initials – CEO.
A lever on the edge of the dial at 4 operates the stopwork lever which starts and stops the movement.
The movement is driven directly from the mainspring barrel (going barrel), rather than via a fusee. This is very unusual for the period. The escapement cylinder is polished steel.
There are a few scratches around the pillar tops and one near the barrel bridge, but in generally excellent condition and running well.
DIAL : Wonderful signed white enamel dial, with centre seconds. The numerals are replaced with the orioginal owner’s name (JOHAN ROMBERG). Almost perfect condition with just a couple of tiny flakes around the winding aperture. Gilt/gold hands.
CASE : Plain gold case with a nice clear set of Swedish 18ct gold marks. Maker IS. Very good condition throughout. The covers snaps shut nicely and the high dome crystal is fine.
The case, including crystal but excluding the movement, weighs 37 gms.
Carl Erick Orbin is listed in Stockholm in 1774, and died around 1800.