GEORGIAN ENGLISH SILVER VERGE FUSEE HUNTER CASED POCKET WATCH, MORGANTI BRIGHTON. A very good, antique, George IV, gentleman's sterling silver hunter cased, verge fusee Pocket Watch made by Morganti of Brighhton and dating from c1825. He is represented in the British Museum collection. This watch is a good, large example, in nice condition and working, although it can stop intermittently, restarting if moved, and does run fast. The English made, sterling silver case is in good condition, all covers opening and closing tightly as they should, although the case spring on the front cover is weak as can be expected in a 200 year old watch.It has full English hallmarks for sterling silver. The case maker's mark "JB" for Josiah Barnett, the Lion Passant sterling silver mark, the Leopard's Head London town mark and the date letter "k" for 1825/26. The case with engraved initials to the front (see photo). The case has the part serial number 490 to match the movement proving both are original and have been together since new.
The white dial is in very good condition. It has the hours in Roman numerals with a sub-seconds dial at six o'clock. The good quality verge fusee movement is signed by the maker B Morganti, Brighton with the serial number 4490. It is key wind and set by the key provided.
The watch measures 53mm in diameter (across the case). The weight is 150.2g. Overall, this is a very good example, it would make a lovely addition to any collection, no pocket watch collection should be without at least one verge!
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