Late 18thc. London verge pocket watch

Stock No. 1873

James Hood
London, 1793
Silver pair cases, 56 mm
Verge escapement

Price £525

A late 18th century London verge watch, in silver pair cases.

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

Signed “Jas. Hood, London” and numbered 3730.

Running well and in good condition, though the tip of the case catch has broken off so the catch needs to be pushed in with a pin to lift the movement.

DIAL : A white enamel dial, in excellent condition.

Brass hands.

INNER CASE : Silver, with hallmarks for London, 1793, maker’s mark TC?.

All in very good condition. The hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut correctly. The high dome crystal has some light scratches but no chips The bow and stem are original.

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

The silver is in good condition but the catch button has been replaced with a steel stud. The hinge and catch are otherwise complete and the case snaps shut.

James Hood is listed in London from 1788 until 1805.