Antique verge pair case silver pocket watch. Edward Hemmen, London, circa 1791.
Working order but keeps poor time. Movement signed and numbered 15755. Gilt fusee and chain movement with verge escapement, turned pillars and pierced balance cock.
White enamel convex dial and steel beetle and poker hands having Roman numeral hour markers and Arabic quarters and covered with an original bulls eye glass. The silver pair cases both hallmarked London 1791 and with the case makers mark TG.
In the outer case back are some watchmakers repair papers. The watch works, it runs for a full 30 hours but runs fast, I have not tried to regulate it. It has a winding key.There are 2 small dents on the outer case. The push button for the outer case opener is missing although its spring is there and it closes properly. The bow must be a replacement, its the correct shape but its not silver.
The inner case has solder on the inside where the stem has been re-attached. One side of the inner case hinge is broken on the bezels side the other side is good. All in all, for a 229 year old watch its in nice antique condition. The item "Antique verge pair case silver pocket watch Edward Hemmen, London, circa 1791" is in sale since Sunday, September 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Pocket Watches/Chains/Fobs".
The seller is "mb95552" and is located in Falkirk. This item can be shipped worldwide.