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    Samuel Watson London Exceptional Gold Verge Fusee Repousse Case, circa 1680's
    Case: plain inner case, 22k gold, 54 mm outer case with classical Repousse scene, edges and bezels with scallops, scrolls and flowers
    Dial: white enamel, Roman hour numerals, black minute track, black five minute numbers, blue steel beetle and poker hands
    Movement: gilt full plate, very ornate large pierced pillars, pierced and engraved balance cock with fleur-de-lis and ears, rounded top blue steel screws, verge and chain, flat three arm steel balance wheel
    Signed: movement is signed Sam. Watson London

    Note: This renown maker was called "Mathematician in Ordinary to His Majesty". G.H. Baillie lists him as maker of an astrological clock for Isaac Newton and another elaborate astrological calendar clock in the Windsor Castle made for Charles II.




    Condition Report*: Type: Samuel Watson London Exceptional Gold Verge Fusee Repouseé Case
    Dial: enamel, Roman chapters
    Hands; steel beetle and poker
    Metal: 22k gold
    Gram Weight: 131.4 grams
    Case Info: plain inner case, repouseé outer
    Case Width: 54 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: gilt full plate, very ornate large pierced pillars, pierced and engraved balance cock with fleur-de-lis and ears, rounded top blue steel screws, verge and chain, flat three arm steel balance wheel
    Circa: 1680's
    Condition: movement is very good, dial is very good with a few slight hairlines, inner case is good, outer case is good with small wear spot on the soldier's knee
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    November, 2012
    18th Sunday
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