A fine quality duplex escapement pocket watch, in a silver case, by John Wiggins Lockwood of London.
MOVEMENT : Jewelled duplex movement, with split and compensated bi-metallic balance. Finely engraved balance cock with diamond endstone. and four round pillars.
Signed “I.W. Lockwood, London” and dated “AD 1817”.
In very good condition and running well.
DIAL : White enamel, with seconds subsidiary dial. There are a few light scratches, and two verey light hairlines, from the edge at 8, and on the seconds dial from 25 to the centre. Gilt hands.
Good condition, with just a small chip on the edge at 6, and a light hairline between 1 and 2.
CASE : Silver, with London hallmarks for 1817, maker’s mark CM. Gilded interior.
The silver is a heavy gauge and is in good condition with some light scratches, especially around the winding aperture on the inside of the back. The hinges are fine and both bezel and back snap shut correctly.
The button on the top of the stem flips open the spring loaded back cover.
The maker is probably John Wiggins Lockwood, who is listed in London between 1832 and 1839.