Here we offer a very rare Irish Verge Fusee Pocket Watch, which has a Silver Champleve Dial, signed Coote, Dublin which is in very good condition. It bears the Case Maker’s Mark W N on the inner and outer. The Movement is signed Tho’s. Coote, Dublin; is working very well, but runs very slowly, in the dial down position. It is Key Wound on the Back and and Key Set on the Dial and bears the low sn 133. Note the early grotesque Face of Chronos on the cock. G.H Bailie lists Thomas Coote in Dublin from 1733 to 1747. He is listed as a Quarter Brother in 1733 in Watch and Clockmakers in Ireland, by William Galland Stuart : (Edited by David Boles). Note: a Quarter Brother was a time expired apprentice or immigrant maker who was allowed to work, provided he paid fees every quarter to the Dublin Goldsmiths Company. (see Page xv11).
The Verge Fusee Movement has Egyptian Pillars and is in very good cosmetic and working condition. It was recently Serviced by my Watchmaker and runs very slow in the dial down position over 24 hours. It will tick for a short time in the dial up position and stop.
It is housed in Silver Pair Cases, stamped with the Makers Mark W N. The Outer measures 50mm in diameter and is in very good condition. The 43mm Watch Case is also in Excellent condition and is 20mm deep – (25.4mm =1 inch).
The 38mm Silver Champleve Dial is in very good condition. It has Roman Hour Numerals and Arabic Minutes in the outer chapter ring. It has a raised Glass Crystal with Bulls Eye Lens, Blue Steel Beetle and Poker 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 235).
This is a very collectible early 18th century Verge, which is extremely rare and in good condition. It is priced at €3,950, 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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