Posted 2 years ago
I normally do not collect European pocket watches, but these two are in my collection.
Both are English Fusee Pocket Watches.
Fusee is a conical spirally grooved pulley in a timepiece, driven by a thin chain, which unwinds onto a cylinder containing the mainspring and which by its increasing diameter compensates for the lessening power of the spring (an explanation borrowed from one of my books).
Neither watch has a makers name or mark that I can find.
Both watches are wound with a watch key and set with a key.
Both watch movements are in a coin silver case and have silver dials.
The age of the watches are unknown. From what I have read, the first fusee watch was introduced around 1525 and were common through the mid to late 1800's.
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