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English Verge Fusee John Downes of London

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Posted 4 years ago

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pops52
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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, 4 years ago
    Yes sir, LOVE this :-)))
  2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    STUNNING!
  3. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 years ago
    love it ...........
  4. bratjdd bratjdd, 4 years ago
    Beautiful watch!!!
  5. geo26e geo26e, 4 years ago
    A work of art! There is a wheel with 1-6 numerals in picture 3, what this this for?
  6. pops52 pops52, 4 years ago
    George, It's the regulator.
  7. geo26e geo26e, 4 years ago
    Thanks pops! I better start reading up on verge fusee movement watches!
  8. pops52 pops52, 3 years ago
    Thanks everyone for the loves and comments.
  9. hotairfan hotairfan, 3 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.
  10. pops52 pops52, 3 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.
  11. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 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?
  12. pops52 pops52, 3 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/
  13. pops52 pops52, 3 years ago
    http://fuseepocketwatches.com/what-is-a-fusee-pocket-watch-anyway/
  14. pops52 pops52, 3 years ago
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fusee_%28horology%29

    I hope that some of the links I posted help answer your questions.
  15. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
    Thanks Pops52, I am never too old to learn.
  16. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 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
  17. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
    They look pretty delicate, I could always blame my wife if I break one.
  18. user user, 2 years ago
    I find this so incredible, to own something this old, especially a watch.
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    SEASON's GREETINGS POPS !!!!!
  20. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Not sure how I missed this ... gorgeous! - Rob
  21. pops52 pops52, 1 year ago
    Thanks Rob!
  22. Recordmantime Recordmantime, 1 year ago
    nice one Ken ..Hey where are your cars....miss them.
  23. pops52 pops52, 1 year ago
    Thanks Gary, I'm glad that you enjoyed the cars, I will post some soon.
  24. Recordmantime Recordmantime, 1 year 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....
  25. pops52 pops52, 1 year ago
    Thanks Gary for the wonderful comment! Makes posting these all worth while!
  26. Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse, 1 year ago
    Good afternoon....

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