Verge Calendar by John Wood

Stock No. 1376
John Wood,  Liverpool 1799
Silver pair cases,  59 mm.
Verge, calendar


An unusually large and fine “doctor’s dial” verge, with calendar and stop work, all in excellent condition.

MOVEMENT : Gilt verge movement, with beautifully engraved and pierced balance cock. Blued screws and Boseley type regulator. Fully signed and numbered (529). The movement is in very good condition throughout and is running well. The stop lever, on the side of the case at 4, correctly stops and restarts the movement.

DIAL : Very fine white enamel ‘doctors’ dial, with separate, red coloured, calendar and seconds chapters. In very good condition with no repairs, and just one small chip right on the edge at 6.
Very fine matching skeleton hands.

The calendar wheel is driven from the fusee wheel (see photo), so is independent of the hour and minute hands. This is unusual, as calendar wheels are normally driven from the hour wheels.

INNER CASE : Silver, hallmarked for Chester, 1799, maker’s mark NL. Very good condition throughout. The hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut. The high dome crystal is also fine.

OUTER CASE : Silver, matching hallmarks to the inner. All in excellent condition. The hinge and catch are fine, and the bezel snaps shut.

John Wood is listed in Liverpool from about 1798 until 1828.