Unusual silver gilt pocket watch

Stock No. 1876

John Bucksher
London, 1807
Silver gilt pair cases, 56.75 mm
Verge escapement

Price £1600

A very unusual early 19th century London verge watch, in silver gilt pair cases, with regulator style dial and stop work.

MOVEMENT : A fine quality gilt fusee movement, with verge escapement, engraved and pierced balance cock, blued screws, four round baluster pillars, and silver regulator disk.

A steel lever under the dial at 3 allows the movement to be stopped and restarted.

Signed “Jno. Bucksher, London” and numbered 837.

Running well and all in very good condition.

DIAL : A fine and very unusual engine turned gilt dial, with overlapping hours and seconds dials.
In excellent condition.

Gold hour and minute hands, with blued steel seconds.

INNER CASE : Silver gilt, with hallmarks for London, 1807, maker’s mark *WM.
Shutter to the winding aperture on the back.

All in good condition, with very little wear to the gilding. The hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut correctly. The high dome crystal is also good. The bow and stem are original.

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

The silver is in excellent condition. The hinge, catch button and catch are fine and the case snaps shut correctly.

John Bucksher is listed in London from 1775 until 1828..

The case maker is William Mean of Jerusalem Passage, Clerkenwell, London.