Antique 18th Century English Verge Pocket Watch Silver Champleve Dial by Wm. A fine mid-18th Century English verge pocket watch by Wm.
Clayton London with silver champleve dial in silver pair cases. Deep full plate fire gilt movement with Egyptian pillars.Fusee and chain with worm and wheel barrel setup between the plates. Fine pierced and engraved balance cock, pierced and engraved foot and regulator plate. There is a balance wheel with hair spring present. The silver champleve dial with Roman and Arabic numerals is signed Clayton London. The original steel beetle and poker hands are under a bullseye glass crystal.
Silver pair cases with silver pendant and stirrup bow. An old watch repair paper and 2 pieces of old newspaper are present inside the outer case.Note: This pocket watch is NOT working. Dimensions: Overall diameter 50mm (not including silver pendant and stirrup bow), Overall Depth 27mm (all measurements approx).
Condition: This pocket watch is NOT working. The balance wheel is loose (possibly not aligned, broken or not original) and may require adjustment, repair, modification or replacement. The rest of the movement, including the chain, creates power when wound which moves the hands and looks to be intact and in good condition.The dial and original steel beetle and poker hands are in good condition showing signs of wear consistent with age. The silver cases both have typical age related surface marks and dings, more to the outer case as would be expected. The inner case has an old soldered repair inside the case to secure the pendant.
The outer case has lightly engraved initials and an old failed soldered repair to a crack/split center back and also possible an old soldered repair to the catch. The item "Antique 18th Century English Verge Pocket Watch Silver Champleve Dial London" is in sale since Sunday, October 28, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique". The seller is "capecod0_9" and is located in Aurora, Ontario. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States, Australia, United Kingdom.