Posted 8 years ago
Here is one of several new additions to my fusee collection. This English verge fusee was made by watchmaker Samuel Whichcote of London circa 1760. The balance has great movement and great sound when running. The movement is very ornate and is in extremely good condition. Gilt inner case with gilt metal outer case covered in horn and under painted with a foliate design. Under painted horn is a very thin piece of horn (e.g. bovine) that was almost translucent and was painted on the reverse side and then attached to the watch case with small pin like studs. The horn is in good condition which is rare for these old watches.
Incredible little machine over 250 years old!