Good Mid 18thc. Verge Pocket Watch

Stock No. 1905

Samuel King
Salop, (Shropshire), 1766
Silver pair cases, 51mm
Verge escapement

Price £850

A mid 18thc. verge watch, in very good overall condition.

MOVEMENT : Gilt verge movement, with engraved and pierced balance cock, the table and top plate with lace edging. Four square pillars and silver regulator disk.

Running well.

Signed Sam.King, SALOP and numbered 671.

DIAL : A white enamel dial, in excellent condition, with just a few light scratches.

Good early steel beetle and poker hands.

INNER CASE : Silver, hallmarked for London 1766, maker’s mark IW.

In very good condition, with just a little wear to the stem. The hinge is fine and the bezel closes properly. The high dome bull’s eye crystal is good.

OUTER CASE : Silver, with matching hallmarks.and maker’s mark to the inner.

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

The lace edge to the balance cock table and plate is a feature seen in watches, mainly from London, between the short period of about 1760 to 1770.

The case maker’s mark is probably for John Wills of Smithfield, London.