Gold duplex, by Barwise, London
Stock No. 1459
Gold pair cases, 56.2 mm.
Duplex escapement, in fine rose gold pair cases, by Barwise of London
MOVEMENT : Gilt duplex movement, with engraved balance cock, diamond endstone, polished gilt escape wheel, four round pillars, and blued screws. The Bosely regulator is fitted to the balance cock, with the adjustment and scale shown through a cut away in the dust cap.
Signed (BARWISE, LONDON) and numbered (3158).
The gilt dust cap is signed and numbered as the movement.
This movement is in excellent condition, and is running well. The lever on the dial at 4, stops and restarts the movement.
DIAL : White enamel dial which has been restored, and shows some unevenness to the surface,. Gilt hands, a little tarnished.
INNER CASE : 18ct rose gold, with nice clear London hallmarks for 1803, maker’s mark IN.
In excellent condition throughout.
OUTER CASE : 18ct. gold pair case with clear matching hallmarks to the inner. Engine turned engraved decoration to the bezel and back, with empty cartouche to the centre of the back.
Again in excellent condition, with the engraved decoration still crisp.
The case maker’s mark is probably that of John Neville, Vineyard Walk, Clerkenwell.
John Barwise is recorded working in London from 1790. He was Chairman of the British Watch Company and died in 1842.