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1787 Verge Fusee Pocket Watch

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Posted 5 years ago


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Here is a very early verge fusee pocket watch made by J. Wilders of London. The hallmarks on the sterling silver repousse case date this watch to 1787 making it 229 years old. This watch was made the same year the United States Constitution was written and ratified (September 17th, 1787). The movement has large square pillars, a beautiful gilt plate and beautifully pierced balance assembly. Based on the two-footed balance cock (or bridge) the watch movement has a Continental influence (Dutch). Many watches of this style were manufactured in London for the Dutch market. The watch has Amsterdam watch papers.

Used in antique spring-powered mechanical watches and clocks, a fusee is a cone-shaped pulley with a helical groove around it, wound with a cord or chain which is attached to the mainspring barrel. Fusees were used from the 15th century to the early 20th century to improve timekeeping by equalizing the uneven pull of the mainspring as it ran down.

Repousse is a metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is ornamented or shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief. It is also known as embossing.


  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
    GREAT , thanks for sharing!!
  2. kygurl32 kygurl32, 5 years ago
    This is really beautiful
  3. NativeJewelerylovers NativeJewelerylovers, 5 years ago
    Wow....very nice piece...
  4. tom61375, 4 years ago
    Oh My & How!! BEAUTIFUL!!
  5. ZZeppelin, 4 years ago
    Amazing......All of them...... I better get to work if im ever going to make 1. : )` Maybe in Another Time.
  6. Tutzie Tutzie, 4 years ago
    Exquisite pocket watch ~ the history behind all them is mind boggling to me (sigh)
  7. Galejk Galejk, 4 years ago
    I find this so beautiful and fascinating. Something you would see in a museum.
  8. Windwalker, 3 years ago
    very nice........
  9. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 3 years ago
    Just, Amazing!!!
  10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
    still love this!!!
  11. southcop southcop, 3 years ago
    great thanks!!
  12. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 3 years ago

    well time to go to work ,..cant goof off here all day even tho I would like tooooooo.
  13. pops52 pops52, 3 years ago
    Thanks everyone who found interest in this very old pocket watch. Appreciate all the comments and loves!
  14. toolate2 toolate2, 3 years ago
    Wow! How did I miss this... Love that balance cock! Nice Egyptian pillars too.... So cool!
  15. awesome, 2 years ago
    Now here's something you don't see every day!!!!!
  16. buckethead buckethead, 1 year ago
    Vary - Vary Nice
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago

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