Verge watch in green lacquer & gilt pair cases

Stock No. 1455

Christopher Harris
London, c1790
Gilt & green lacquer pair cases, 50.25 mm.
Verge escapement


MOVEMENT : Gilded verge escapement, with engraved and pierced balance cock, silver regulator disk and and four round pillars.

Signed (Christr. Harris, London) and numbered (1805).

The movement is in good original condition and is running well.

DIAL : Later white enamel dial in average condition, with a small repair on the edge at 10 and hairlines at 9 and 1.

Later brass hands.

INNER CASE : Gilded brass, maker’s mark IT.

In good condition though the gilding has worn off the outer surfaces. The hinge is fine though the bezel doesn’t snap shut. The high dome bull’s eye crystal is in good condition with just one small chip, right on the edge and hidden by the bezel.

OUTER CASE : Gilded brass with a green lacquer or enamel covering (not original).

In good condition throughout. The hinge and catch are fine and the bezel snaps shut correctly. The catch button is silver coloured so probably a replacement. The green covering is complete except for a couple of small chips on the back near the catch.

Christopher Harris is listed at the Old Jewry, London, between about 1782 and 1823 (Clockmakers Company).