Up for sale, is a beautiful, very large, early, and rare silver pair case verge fusee, mock pendulum, antique pocket watch, with a lovely chamlpleve dial, and a date indicator, circa 1725. The watch has just been cleaned and serviced and the movement is in perfect working condition. It runs to the end of the fusee chain in all positions very smoothly. The watch comes with a very detailed documentation that was written by the previous collector and owner in the seventies. The beautiful fire gilt mock pendulum movement is signed.Beautiful engraved top plate and balance cock. Main spring barrel with worm - classic feature for early verge movements. The movement is in wonderful condition. John May , born in Holland. Is very well listed in all the reference books. For a good example you can look at: Brian Loomes, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, Complete 21st Century Edition, p. He has watches and clocks on display in several collections.
John May worked in the years 1693 - 1738. Silver inner case in very good condition. Plain silver original outer case professionally restored in the back center - a rounded shape restoration as you can notice from the pictures. Dial: Classic arcaded silver champleve dial with a date indicator. Early original signed: May, London.The dial with Roman numerals for the hours and Arabic outside numerals for the minutes. Very nice golden studs between the hour numbers. As mentioned, it is a large and heavy silver pair case pocket watch. The silver inner case is 51 mm wide and the silver outer case is 59 mm. The watch weighs 146 grams. It is almost the size of a French oignon pocket watch.
As you can see from the pictures, it is a lovely and spectacular watch in an amazing condition. Thank you very much for your interest in this lovely pocket watch! The item "ANTIQUE SILVER PAIR CASE VERGE FUSEE MOCK PENDULUM CHAMPLEVE POCKET WATCH" is in sale since Thursday, June 20, 2019.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique". The seller is "hourtimes" and is located in NETANYA. This item can be shipped worldwide.