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Posted 2 years ago

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pops52
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Rare English verge fusee made in 1767 by watchmaker John Edmonds. The movement has a very beautiful plate, pierced parts and balance assembly. The balance has great movement when running. The inner case is gold gilt over sterling silver, and is hallmarked for 1767. ( This watch was made twenty two years before George Washington became president of the U.S.) The outer case is covered in shagreen which is in great condition considering it is 248 years old. In the 17th and early 18th centuries, the term "shagreen" began to be applied to leather made from sharkskin or the skin of a ray fish. I have a very nice gold key to set and wind this watch.

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  1. cogito cogito, 2 years ago
    Wonderful original beetle and poker blued steel hands on this one!
  2. bratjdd bratjdd, 2 years ago
    I cant image the Time it was spent to make this Awsome!! Pocket Watch.
  3. toolate2 toolate2, 2 years ago
    All that hand work...Amazing!!
  4. pops52 pops52, 2 years ago
    To see a picture of the movement enlarged takes away from the fact of how delicate it really is. No electricity for machinery or lighting. All done by hand by a window or candle light truly is amazing. Thanks for commenting.
  5. cogito cogito, 2 years ago
    Jones and Horan in NH is good for these sorts of things too. I used to collect/trade 17-18th century verge fusee PWs. I often bemoan divesting my collection about 10 years ago. Email me, I'll send you pics of what I had.
  6. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    Ken, such a lovely "Fusee". Had to bring it back to the top
  7. Aimathena, 1 year ago
    Very beautiful
  8. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 1 year ago
    Beautiful inside and out... I agree, pops52. The work, for the day, is amazing! The pillars are awesome.
  9. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 7 months ago
    So beautiful!
  10. luvpocketwatches luvpocketwatches, 2 months ago
    Hard to believe how old some of your pocket watches are.
  11. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 months ago
    stunning!!
  12. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 27 days ago
    love this watch....balance is so cdool on yours ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmhfRxwXk2Y
  13. pops52 pops52, 8 days ago
    Thanks for all the wonderful comments and loves!

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