A fine quality early 19th century cylinder gold watch, by a prestigious London company.
MOVEMENT : Gilt cylinder movement, with plain jewelled balance cock and going barrel. Four screwed down round pillars, jewelled polished steel escape wheel and blued screws.
Signed (Barrauds, Cornhill, LONDON) and numbered (2/1351).
Protected by a removable gilt dust ring.
This movement is in fine condition and is running well.
DIAL : Gold dial, with engine turned centre. In good condition, with some light surface scratches..
Fine gold hands.
CASE : Gold, with London hallmarks for 18ct., 1822, maker’s mark IG. The stem, back and inner back are all marked as 18ct. gold. The outer back also shows the London year mark for 1822
The band and back are engine turn engraved, with an empty cartouche to the centre of the back.
In very good condition, with very little wear to the gold. The engine turning is still crisp. Just one very light bruise to the edge of the back at 2.
The hinges are fine and the bezel and back covers snap shut nicely. The crystal has a couple of small scratches towards the centre.
Barrauds at Cornhill London, is listed from 1799 until about 1860. The company were makers of chronometers to the Royal Navy.