Silver Pair Cased Verge P/W Thomas Wigan LONDON 1775
You are bidding on a exclusive silver pair cased pocket watch, made in London in 1775 by the famous watchmaker Thomas Wigan. The watch is coming with a key an a gorgeous silver chain. The chain has 6 coloured stones, 4 in green and the 2 middle ones in red. The silver chain is so useful and making this pocket watch a real pleasure to wear. (See pictures for the chain.)
Dial: The white enamel dial has black handwritten Arabic. The original gold chased hands of the watch are designed in a antique style. The dial has a small cracks by the twelve. The high dome bevelled bulls-eye glass is in excellent condition.
Movement: The deep key wound English verge movement is pierced and has a lovely engraved bridge cock with a silver disc regulator, and has square pillars. We cannot guarantee accuracy for an antique watch and it can benefit from a service. The movement is decoratively signed: “Thomas Wigan, Bristol, 1084”.
For more information see new book 'Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the world' by Brian Loomes; page number 837.
Case: This pocket watch is lying in a nice silver pair case. The outer case has the original watchpaper. The inner case is smooth and is hallmarked for London 1775 and numbered 1084 which is the same as the movement, to confirm it's all original. All the hinges clasp and the buttons are strong with both cases closing firmly.
Signed: Thomas Wigan - Diameter: 46 mm - English made