Silver Pocket Watch with fine dial
Stock No. 1394
Silver pair cases, 56.75 mm.
MOVEMENT : Gilt verge movement, with engraved and pierced balance cock. Unsigned, with scratched serial 8541.
A few scratches around the pillar tops, but generally in very good condition and running well.
DIAL : Fine enamel and gilt dial. Gilt hands.
This is in excellent condition. It is rare to find these dials in this fine condition, as they usually have at least one crack across the enamel chapter ring.
There is one foot missing from the dial false plate, though the plate is held firmly by the movement.
INNER CASE : Silver, hallmarked for Birmingham 1822, maker’s mark JW..
The case snaps shut nicely and the silver is in excellent condition. The high dome bull’s eye crystal has some light scratches but no chips or cracks.
OUTER CASE : Silver case, hallmarked for Birmingham 1819, maker’s mark JK. The hinge, catch and catch button are fine and the case shuts correctly. The silver has some bruises on the back, but otherwise in good condition.
Although the cases are by different makers, and 3 years apart, they are a perfect fit, so may have always been together.