Here we offer a rare English Verge Fusee Half Quarter Repeater Pocket Watch, which is in very good condition and has a Case Maker’s Mark for 1740c. It is signed Dev (Deveraux) Bowly, London and is working very well and keeping time to within 2 mins per day. It has a Large diamond end-stone and is Key Wound on the back and and Key Set on the Dial.
The Verge Fusee Movement is in very good cosmetic and working condition and the plunge repeater mechanism works very accurately.
It is housed in Pair Cases, The Outer is Gilt Shagreen which is in poor condition .The Watch Case is Silver and in Excellent condition. It is beautifully crafted in handcut silver filgree to enable the sound to permeate and the maker has incorporated a large Face of Chronos and buildings into the design.This is Stamped with the Makers Mark of Henry Duck and dates to 1740c (see Priestley). It should have corresponding assay marks under the bell. The outer is 51mm in diameter and the inner 42mm (65mm incl. Pendant ring) and 25mm deep – (25.4mm =1 inch).
The 34mm enamel Dial is is in very good condition. It has Roman Hour Numerals and Arabic Minutes in the outer chapter ring. It has a raised Glass Bullseye Lens, Gold Hands and is being sold as described and in the condition as shown in the pics. It comes to you directly from a large Irish Watch Collection, which was assembled over the past 40-50 years – (Ref : ACC 445).
This repeater represents the zenith of early 18th century technology; is extremely rare and very collectible and the watch case is in superb condition. It is priced at €2,850, or nearest offer.
The S&H Worldwide is by Fedex at a cost of €85 to €115, depending on destination of sale.
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