This is a good London verge escapement watch in very good condition, with a fine calendar enamel dial.
MOVEMENT : Gilded verge escapement, with engraved and pierced balance cock, and four square pillars.
Signed (Robt Ovingham, London) and numbered (12687).
The movement is in good original condition with just a few scratches around the pillar tops. It is running well, and the calendar is functioning correctly.
DIAL : The fine white enamel calendar dial is in excellent condition, with just a few light scratches and a little rubbing on the edge at 8.
Good 18th century black steel beetle and poker hands, with just a small bit of damage where the tip of the minute is absent.
INNER CASE : Silver, with hallmarks for London 1768, maker’s mark RP.
In good condition, with just a little compression to the band, and wear to the top of the pendant. The pendant has been reattached and reinforced on the inside of the case. The hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut. The high dome bull’s eye crystal is also in good condition.
OUTER CASE : Silver pair case with marks matching the inner.
In good condition with just a few very light bruises to the back.
Robert Ovingham is listed in London, before 1775.