Early 19thc. verge with stop function and calendar

Stock No. 1832

James Jones
London, 1807
Silver pair cases, 59 mm
Verge escapement


An early 19th century London verge watch, in silver pair cases, with a regulator style “doctor’s” dial, calendar and stop lever.

MOVEMENT : Gilt fusee movement, with verge escapement, engraved and pierced balance cock, and four round pillars. Large silver regulator disk.

Signed “Jas. Jones, London” and numbered (8966).

A steel lever under the dial at 4 allows the movement to be stopped and restarted.

Running well, and in very good condition. The stop/start lever functions correctly and the calendar also works correctly.

DIAL : A fine regulator style white enamel dial, with subsidiary chapter rings for date and seconds. In good condition except for one hairline running across the centre from 9, and a small chip at the centre aperture. No restoration.

Gilt brass hands.

INNER CASE : Silver, with hallmarks for London, 1807, maker’s mark WL.

In very good condition. The bezel snaps shut correctly and the high dome crystal is good.

OUTER CASE : Silver pair case, with matching hallmarks and maker’s mark to the inner.

In good condition. The hinge and catch are complete and the case snaps shut though the catch button has worn down. The catch still functions. Just a couple of very light bruises to the back.

The case maker is probably William Lewis of Red Lion Street, Holborn, London.