Nov 17 2016

Antique late-XVII 1690s SINGLE-HANDED ALARM VERGE FUSEE Pair Cased Pocket Watch

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Antique late-XVII 1690s SINGLE-HANDED ALARM VERGE FUSEE Pair Cased Pocket Watch

Beautiful late XVII verge fusee alarm watch. Relatively small balance bridge with characteristic design from first years of invention balance spring by Huygens in late 1670s. Closer to 1700s balance bridges became bigger, with more elaborated decoration. Pierre Mestral was Genevan watchmaker. Patrizzi in “Dictionnaire des Horlogers Genevois” mentions that he trained other known watchmaker Francois Baveau in 1667. This beautiful watch has follows distinct features: – single hour hand and rotating alarm disk – early small balance bridge and balance spring with very few coils – beautiful blued steel arabesques on bottom plate – skilfully made inner case with nice engraving – pierced and engraved barrel There is some minor flaws. The outer case though fits ok is most likely not original, as cases for striking watches mostly has holes for better sound. Outer case has some minor cracks and dents. Inner case seems to be in good condition with common wear. The balance bridge has been slightly cut from inner side. The rack of hairspring regulator is missing The stopwork of alarm’s barrel is decorative, doesn’t really limits number of turns. The movement is in working condition – the watch ticks (though I don’t guarantee it keeps time). Alarm is functioning, please look video below the photo. Diameter of outer case is 55mm, inner is 46mm. Total height without bow is 60mm, total thickness – 31mm. Weight is 156 grams.. Beautiful watch, don’t miss it. The item “Antique late-XVII 1690s SINGLE-HANDED ALARM VERGE FUSEE Pair Cased Pocket Watch” is in sale since Wednesday, November 16, 2016. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique”. The seller is “sparklingbear” and is located in Armentières en Brie. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Year of Manufacture: Pre-1800
  • Escapement Type: Verge
  • Movement: Mechanical: Hand-winding
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland
  • Age: Antique (pre 1920)

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