19thc. Scottish verge pocket watch

Stock No. 1893

J. Smith
Glasgow, 1841
Silver hunter case, 58 mm
Verge escapement

Price £550

An unusual verge watch, in a silver hunter case, with regulator style silver dial.

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

The steel lever under the dial at 5, which should allow the movement to be stopped and restarted, is absent.

Signed J.Smith, Glasgow and numbered 1802.

Running well and in good condition.

The movement is protected by a removable gilt signed dustcap.

DIAL : Silver, with overlapping hour and seconds dials. Engraved with Scottish thistles outside the chapter rings.

In reasonable condition, with a few rubs to the black numerals, and light scratches.

Blued steel hands.

CASE : A heavy silver, full hunter, case. Engined turned engraving to both covers and band. Hallmarked for London, 1841, maker’s mark JB.

In very good condition throughout. The hinges are fine and the bezel and covers snap shut correctly. The crystal is also good. The bow and stem are original.