Antique 17th Century Pair Cased Pocket Watch By Joseph Windmills. Joseph Windmills is one of the most highly regarded watchmakers in the late 17th century and was friends with Thomas Tompion. This watch is cereal numbered in the 200s which is quite low and is signed windmills London this is period engraving and not 19th century work.
The case has Repousse decorations in the early English style and has various scenes probably the 4 seasons. The movement has got lovely original features like and early hairspring, early engraved balance cock, early regular dial and most unusually the pillars are almost unique. The only other time I have seen them was in a Tompion watch. Maybe this is where Tompion got inspiration for his watch? This is a great watch the watch does work however it could do with a service.
I can not guarantee it because it is over 300 years old. If you have any questions feel free to ask. Photos are part of the description.
The item "Antique Verge Fusee 17th Century Pair Cased Pocket Watch By Windmills London" is in sale since Monday, December 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Pocket Watches".The seller is "lewiwalduc0" and is located in Bicester. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Bahamas, Colombia, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Qatar, Uruguay.