Britten and after Baillie, mentions Adriaan Hoogendijk as watchmaker, 1625, about 1650, author of large watch in Metropolitan Museum. Adriaan Hoogendijk was married on Elisabeth Stacy, doughter of Rotterdam's clockmaker. His son, Steven Hoogendijk, became watchmaker and continued father's business. It's one of early balance spring watches, after it's invention by Hooke and Huygens about 1660. The watch is equipped with self hour striking.Before invention of repeating on demand in late 1670s, the self striking was the one of popular complications. But this early version with counting wheel isn't very comfortable.
When the wound is off, it requires manual synchronisation between time and striking trains. The balance bridge is very early, it features fancy, non symmetrical legs, totally pierced and cut worked.
Unusually enough, it's horizontally symmetrical, not vertically. Mainspring winds directly through the balance bridge, thats why balance wheel has special shape to avoid interaction of balance with fusee arbor. The single hand is set on hour wheel, that drives directly from fusee. Movement features round baluster pillars.Condition The watch appears to be in pretty nice condition. Technically it's running in any position. Striking train is working, but not tested thoroughly, please look video. Strict silver champleve dial is in nice condition, with minor wear. The inner case is very nice, it's decorated with beautiful and well-preserved cutwork.
Outer case was previously covered by shagreen skin, which didn't kept. Overall rare and beautiful watch. You would like to pay in Euros or GBP.Video will open in a new window. The item "1660s EARLY SELF STRIKING SINGLE HAND Verge Fusee OIGNON Antique Pocket Watch" is in sale since Tuesday, December 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique". The seller is "goodoldwatch" and is located in Armentières en Brie. This item can be shipped worldwide.