One of a kind antique Skull&Snakes Doctors Memento Mori verge fusee silver watch. Pocket watch&matching silver skull chain fob and skull key c1804 by John Lingleton, Ney York!!! John Lingleton was an English master who first opened a store in London, but in 1790's movet to New York and opened the first small watch store in NY in 1798! This is the very first verge fusee pocket watch made by US watch master that I have ever seen for 20 years in watches business!!!
EXTREMELY RARE AND HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT WATCH FOR THE US WATCH INDUSTRY! A MUST FOR GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM!
This is probably the first recorded pocket watch made in USA, which was made 60 years before the first American watch company to be establishedthe American Watch Co aka Waltham was established in 1859. The watch is really impressive-it is 71mm in diameter, and wear 270g together with the chain!Thw watch has been made specially for doctor's with a small seconds handthis is the very special inovation with a side lever stoper, so the watch can be used as a semi-chronograph. You can stop the counter on demand, then start it on demand by the side lever on 4 o'clcok The watch has an amazing solid silver shagreen covered outer case decorated with snakes and smiling skull. Signed with the English hallmark for silver and date letter hallmark for 1804(the cases for Lingleton was produced in UK and exported to USA, but the movement was entirely produced in USA) Fine enamel excentric dial decorated with skulls. Amazing fire gild movenet-hand pierced and engraved balance cock.
The watch comes with long solid silver chain fob and skull key. Is a link to the tradition of the memento mori - an object designed to remind us that life is brief and that we should seize the moment while we are here. NOTE:PLEASE OBSERVE CAREFULLY THE PHOTOS! IT IS A SIGNIFICANT PART OF THE DESCRIPTION. Every potencial defect which is shown in the photos, but not mention in the description, will be considered for described.
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