Silver London Doctor’s Centre Seconds Pocket Watch

Stock No. 1927

Charles Hallam
London, 1793
Silver pair cases, 55.5 mm
Verge escapement

Price £850

A verge escapement watch, in silver pair cases, with regulator style dial (doctor’s watch), centre seconds and stop work.

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

A steel lever under the dial at 4 allows the movement to be stopped and restarted.

Signed Chas. Hallam, LONDON and numbered 7213.

Running well with the stop lever working correctly.

DIAL : A signed white enamel dial, with subsidiary hours and centre seconds. The outer chapter ring showing the minutes. In good condition, but with one long hairline running acros the dial from 6 to 11, and a shorter one running up from 6.

Gilt hands.

INNER CASE : Silver, with London hallmarks for 1793, maker ‘s mark WP (worn).

In good condition, though the hinge has a couple of repairs. The bezel snaps shut correctly. The high dome crystal is fine. The bow and stem are original.

The back of the inner case is nicely engraved with an early owner’s name and date – J S COLE, 1817.

OUTER CASE : A silver outer case, with hallmarks matching the inner. Monogram JSC (as the inner) nicely engraved on the back.

The silver is in very good condition. The hinge and catch are ok, and the case snaps shut correctly, though the catch button is absent.