A large, late 18th century English verge watch, in silver pair cases.
MOVEMENT : Gilt fusee movement, with verge escapement, heavily engraved and pierced balance cock and plate, four round baluster pillars, and large regulator disk.
Running well, and in good condition.
Signed “Hodgson, Nicholson & Co. Birmingham” and numbered (24420).
DIAL : A fine white enamel dial, in very good condition with just some very light scratches.
Gilt spade hands.
INNER CASE : Silver, with hallmarks for London, 1791, maker’s mark TC.
There is a very worn scratched engraving on the back, including “Stephen G. Roszel presented this watch to Stephen M. Roszel”.
In very good condition. The hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut correctly. The high dome bull’s eye crystal is good. The bow and stem are original, though the button on the top of the stem is a little worn.
OUTER CASE : Silver pair case. Hallmarks matching the inner. The back is engraved with a large monogram, possibly JGR.
In very good condition. The hinge and catch are complete and the case snaps shut. Just a small dent to the catch button.