A late 19th century lever watch, unusually in silver gilt pair cases. It is very unusual to find watches of this late date in pair cases.,
MOVEMENT : Gilt lever movement, with engraved jewelled balance cock and going barrel. Four round pillars, polished steel balance wheel and blued screws.
Signed (A. Wehrle, CAMBRIDGE) and numbered (20399).
Protected by a removable gilt dust cap.
This movement is in fine condition and is running well.
DIAL : White enamel dial, with subsidiary seconds. In excellent condition, with just one tiny flake at the centre of the seconds dial.
Gilt hands with blued steel seconds.
INNER CASE : Silver gilt, with Chester hallmarks for 1861, maker’s mark C.H. Also stamped with part of the movement number (399). The stem is also hallmarked for silver, 1861.
In very good condition, with very little wear to the gilding. The hinge is good and the bezel snaps shut nicely. The crystal has a couple of small scratches but otherwise fine.
OUTER CASE : A nice heavy silver gilt case, with hallmarks matching the inner.
Excellent condition throughout.
Included are 2 watchpapers from the maker (A.Werhle).
The case maker is Charles Harris of Coventry.
Andrew Wehrle is listed in Cambridge from 1858 until 1875.