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1787 Repousse English Verge Fusee

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Pocket Watches539 of 1065My Family Waltham heirloomPoor Elgin
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Posted 2 years ago


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This is an English Verge Fusee. The hallmarks on the sterling silver repousse case date this watch to 1787. The movement has a beautiful plate, balance assembly and beautiful pierced parts. The movement also has large square pillars. 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.


  1. kerry10456, 2 years ago
    GREAT , thanks for sharing!!
  2. kygurl32 kygurl32, 2 years ago
    This is really beautiful
  3. NativeJewelerylovers NativeJewelerylovers, 2 years ago
    Wow....very nice piece...
  4. tom61375 tom61375, 2 years ago
    Oh My & How!! BEAUTIFUL!!
  5. ZZeppelin, 1 year ago
    Amazing......All of them...... I better get to work if im ever going to make 1. : )` Maybe in Another Time.
  6. Tutzie Tutzie, 1 year ago
    Exquisite pocket watch ~ the history behind all them is mind boggling to me (sigh)
  7. Galejk Galejk, 1 year ago
    I find this so beautiful and fascinating. Something you would see in a museum.
  8. Windwalker Windwalker, 11 months ago
    very nice........
  9. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 10 months ago
    Just, Amazing!!!
  10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 10 months ago
    still love this!!!
  11. southcop southcop, 10 months ago
    great thanks!!
  12. pops52 pops52, 2 months ago
    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.

  13. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 2 months ago

    well time to go to work ,..cant goof off here all day even tho I would like tooooooo.
  14. CindB CindB, 1 month ago
    pops, this watch is WAY PAST AMAZING! I will always love it! Hope you you have a wonderful day! :)
  15. pops52 pops52, 1 month ago
    Thanks everyone who found interest in this very old pocket watch. Appreciate all the comments and loves!
  16. CindB CindB, 1 month ago
    Good Morning, pops! Hope your day is awesome! :)
  17. toolate2 toolate2, 1 month ago
    Wow! How did I miss this... Love that balance cock! Nice Egyptian pillars too.... So cool!

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