London silver verge “doctor’s” pocket watch

Stock No. 1900

London, 1814
Silver gilt pair cases, 56 mm
Verge escapement


A good quality verge ‘watch, in silver gilt pair cases, with regulator style dial (doctor’s watch) and stop work.

MOVEMENT : A fine quality gilt fusee movement, with verge escapement, narrow engraved balance cock, diamond endstone, blued screws, four round baluster pillars, and Bosley type regulator.

A steel lever under the dial at 10 allows the movement to be stopped and restarted.

Signed CARTER, LONDON and numbered 4753.

Running well and all in very good condition.

The movement is protected by a removable gilt dustcap.

DIAL : A fine enamel signed dial, with subsidiary hours and seconds dials. The outer chapter ring showing the minutes. In excellent condition, with just some very fine surface scratches.

Blued steel hands.

INNER CASE : Silver gilt, with London hallmarks for 1814, maker JA

In excellent condition, though the gilding has worn off most of the outer surfaces. The hinge is fine and the bezel snaps shut correctly. The crystal is also good, with just a few light scratches. The bow and stem are original.

OUTER CASE : A heavy silver gilt outer case, with hallmarks matching the inner. Family crest engraved on the back.

In good condition, although the gilding has largely worn away, and wear to the engraving. The hinge is complete but possibly with an old repair. The catch is fine and the case snaps shut correctly.

The case maker’s mark is for Joseph Anderton of Noble Street, London.