Late 18thc. Shropshire verge pocket watch
Stock No. 1848
Gilt pair cases, 47 mm
A late 18th century London verge watch, in engraved gilt brass pair cases.
MOVEMENT : Gilt fusee movement, with verge escapement, engraved and pierced balance cock, four square baluster pillars, blued screws, and silver regulator disk.
Signed Issac Wood, Salop and numbered 945.
Running well, and in very good condition.
DIAL : An excellent white enamel dial, in almost perfect condition.
Just a little rubbing on the edge at 2 and a small flake from the centre.
Good 18thc. steel beetle and poker hands.
INNER CASE : Gilt brass, with maker’s mark J.A.
In very good condition, except for wear to the gilding. The high dome bull’s eye crystal is fine.
OUTER CASE : A gilt brass pair case, engraved to both bezel and back.
In good condition. The hinge and catch are complete and the case snaps shut correctly. Again just wear to the gilding, and to the catch button.
Isaac Wood of Shrewsbury, Shropshire (Salop) was born in 1735, the son of Richard Wood.
He died in about 1801.