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English Verge Fusee John Downes of London

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    Posted 5 years ago

    pops52
    (28 items)

    Made by John Dowens of London This is a very early (mid 1700's) English verge fusee pocket watch. The gilt and horn pair cases are in good condition which is rare for these old watches. It has the original beetle and poker hands and a very thick glass high dome crystal. Quite a remarkable pocket watch for over 250 years old!

    Thanks for looking!

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    1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
      Yes sir, LOVE this :-)))
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      STUNNING!
    3. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 5 years ago
      love it ...........
    4. geo26e geo26e, 5 years ago
      A work of art! There is a wheel with 1-6 numerals in picture 3, what this this for?
    5. pops52 pops52, 5 years ago
      George, It's the regulator.
    6. geo26e geo26e, 5 years ago
      Thanks pops! I better start reading up on verge fusee movement watches!
    7. pops52 pops52, 4 years ago
      Thanks everyone for the loves and comments.
    8. hotairfan hotairfan, 4 years ago
      My friend came over to our home the other evening to show me one of his prizes. It was a Fusee pocket watch from the 1700's. I found it hard to believe the workmanship in these early time pieces. I thought of this posting featuring your John Downes Fusee and I can see why you admire them so much. they are awesome. thanks for the post.
    9. pops52 pops52, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much hotairfan! The workmanship on these old watches are even more appreciated when you can actually hold, look and listen to them. Thanks again for your interest.
    10. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
      I am not a watch collector but I do enjoy seeing them. I need a little guidance which you may find elementary. I see people posting Fusee watches. Is Fusee a brand? Style? A maker? How is it identified to rule out everything else? How would I know what it is if I saw one at an estate sale?
    11. pops52 pops52, 4 years ago
      Hi fhrjr2, I posted a site that will answer all your question. Thanks for taking an interest in these, for they are truly amazing timepieces.

      http://fuseepocketwatches.com/the-history-of-fusee-pocket-watches/
    12. pops52 pops52, 4 years ago
      http://fuseepocketwatches.com/what-is-a-fusee-pocket-watch-anyway/
    13. pops52 pops52, 4 years ago
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fusee_%28horology%29

      I hope that some of the links I posted help answer your questions.
    14. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
      Thanks Pops52, I am never too old to learn.
    15. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
      OMG! I wouldn't begin to touch one if I found it. These things are older than me. Good reading and I will check the other links on the off chance I can spot one
    16. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
      They look pretty delicate, I could always blame my wife if I break one.
    17. user user, 3 years ago
      I find this so incredible, to own something this old, especially a watch.
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      SEASON's GREETINGS POPS !!!!!
    19. rniederman rniederman, 2 years ago
      Not sure how I missed this ... gorgeous! - Rob
    20. pops52 pops52, 2 years ago
      Thanks Rob!
    21. Recordmantime Recordmantime, 2 years ago
      nice one Ken ..Hey where are your cars....miss them.
    22. pops52 pops52, 2 years ago
      Thanks Gary, I'm glad that you enjoyed the cars, I will post some soon.
    23. Recordmantime Recordmantime, 2 years ago
      When I look at your watches Ken I think how many man hours went into making such a work of art and how lucky we are that you take the time to show us and enplane all about them ...thanks for sharing your collection Buddy....
    24. pops52 pops52, 2 years ago
      Thanks Gary for the wonderful comment! Makes posting these all worth while!
    25. Lamplover78 Lamplover78, 3 months ago
      Just love your collection!

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