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1767 English Verge Fusee with Shagreen Case

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    Posted 6 years ago

    pops52
    (28 items)

    English verge fusee made in 1767 by watchmaker John Edmonds. The movement has a very beautiful plate, pierced parts and balance assembly. The balance has great movement and sound when running. The inner case is gold gilt over sterling silver, and is hallmarked for 1767. (This watch was made twenty two years before George Washington became president of the U.S. on Feb. 4, 1789). The outer case is covered in shagreen which is in great condition considering it is age. In the 17th and early 18th centuries, the term "shagreen" began to be applied to leather made from sharkskin or the skin of a ray fish. I have a very nice gold key to set and wind this watch.

    It's fascinating to hold this tiny machine in your hands that was the highest technology 250 years ago!

    Thank you very much for looking!

    Comments

    1. cogito cogito, 6 years ago
      Wonderful original beetle and poker blued steel hands on this one!
    2. toolate2 toolate2, 6 years ago
      All that hand work...Amazing!!
    3. pops52 pops52, 6 years ago
      To see a picture of the movement enlarged takes away from the fact of how delicate it really is. No electricity for machinery or lighting. All done by hand by a window or candle light truly is amazing. Thanks for commenting.
    4. cogito cogito, 6 years ago
      Jones and Horan in NH is good for these sorts of things too. I used to collect/trade 17-18th century verge fusee PWs. I often bemoan divesting my collection about 10 years ago. Email me, I'll send you pics of what I had.
    5. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
      Ken, such a lovely "Fusee". Had to bring it back to the top
    6. Aimathena Aimathena, 5 years ago
      Very beautiful
    7. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 5 years ago
      Beautiful inside and out... I agree, pops52. The work, for the day, is amazing! The pillars are awesome.
    8. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 4 years ago
      So beautiful!
    9. luvpocketwatches luvpocketwatches, 4 years ago
      Hard to believe how old some of your pocket watches are.
    10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      stunning!!
    11. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 years ago
      love this watch....balance is so cdool on yours ...

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmhfRxwXk2Y
    12. ron1939 ron1939, 4 years ago
      more art than watch.

    13. pops52 pops52, 2 years ago
      Thanks for all the loves and comments everyone!

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