Wonderful 18K Multi-Color Repousse Gold & Enameled Verge Fusee Pocket Watch & Key Paris/France; M. Ducloux; Unisex; Serial # 377; CA 1764 Complications: Early verge CASE: The 18K multi-color No.
377 oversized 45mm 14-size open face swing-out style case displays repousse/enamel decorations and is signed F. DIAL: This white porcelain dial features Roman numerals and filigree hands. 377 gilt movement has a verge escapement, full-plate layout and is signed. CONDITIONS: C 3-15 (The case is in very good condition, slightly worn) D 2 (The dial is in perfect condition) M 3 (The movement is in very good condition) R 8 (Rarity on a scale of #1 being very common to #10 being extremely rare) Experts Opinion: Case and enamel show some wear but still a very attractive 18K multi-color gold enameled fusee.
Repousse is a metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is ornamented or shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief. It is also known as embossing. Used in antique spring-powered mechanical watches and clocks, a fusee is a cone-shaped pulley with a helical groove around it, wound with a cord or chain which is attached to the mainspring barrel. Fusees were used from the 15th century to the early 20th century to improve timekeeping by equalizing the uneven pull of the mainspring as it ran down.The mainspring is coiled around a stationary axle (arbor), inside a cylindrical box, the barrel. The force of the spring turns the barrel. The very first pocket watches up until the third quarter of the 19th century had key-wind and key-set movements. A watch key was necessary to wind the watch and to set the time.
This was usually done by opening the case back and putting the key over the winding-arbor (which was set over the watch's winding-wheel, to wind the mainspring) or by putting the key onto the setting-arbor, which was connected with the minute-wheel and turned the hands. Some watches of this period had the setting-arbor at the front of the watch, so that removing the crystal and bezel was necessary to set the time. This watch includes a reproduction of the correct size key, it is not the original. A plate (or disc) that covers the works and supports the wheels pivots.There is a top plate, a bottom plate, half, and 3/4 plate. The top plate has the balance resting on it. We consider any reasonable Best Offers - Please submit your best offers! ABOUT US: Ashland presents the worlds best vintage and pre-owned watches and jewelry online.
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The seller is "eashland_net" and is located in Sarasota, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.