Rare Signed Repousse Early Verge Pair Case With Fancy Dial Pocket Watch & Key England/Swiss; C. Bouvier; Mans; Serial# 2,012; Circa: 1727 CASE: The sterling silver 18-size (50-55MM) pair case features repousse decorations and is signed LEF. DIAL: This fancy porcelain dial displays a seaside village, Roman numerals and filigree hands.2,012 movement with verge fusee escapement is gilt with a full-plate layout and is signed. CONDITIONS: C 3 (The case is in very good condition) D 2 (The dial is in perfect condition) M 3 (The movement is in very good condition) R 9 Rarity on a scale of #1 being very common to #10 being extremely rare. Signed repousses are very rare. This verge also boasts a fancy porcelain dial and a fine English movement. Case repousse is signed D.
Pair Case Higher end early verge fusee watches were often in a pair case. Pair case refers to when a pocket watch is placed within another case (nesting), therefore two cases. The outer protective case is often very decorative. There are also watches, such as those made for the Turkish Market, that had up to four cases, each nesting perfectly within each other and keeping the inner watch safe from damage. Repoussé or Repoussage Repousse is a metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is ornamented or shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief.It is also known as embossing. Key-wind/Key-set Movements The very first pocket watches up until the third quarter of the 19th century had key-wind and key-set movements. A watch key was necessary to wind the watch and to set the time. This was usually done by opening the case back and putting the key over the winding-arbor (which was set over the watch's winding-wheel, to wind the mainspring) or by putting the key onto the setting-arbor, which was connected with the minute-wheel and turned the hands. Some watches of this period had the setting-arbor at the front of the watch, so that removing the crystal and bezel was necessary to set the time. This watch includes a reproduction of the correct size key, it is not the original. Verge Fusee Escapement Used in antique spring-powered mechanical watches and clocks, a fusee is a cone-shaped pulley with a helical groove around it, wound with a cord or chain which is attached to the mainspring barrel. Fusees were used from the 15th century to the early 20th century to improve timekeeping by equalizing the uneven pull of the mainspring as it ran down. The mainspring is coiled around a stationary axle (arbor), inside a cylindrical box, the barrel. The force of the spring turns the barrel. Full Plate Layout A plate (or disc) that covers the works and supports the wheels pivots. There is a top plate, a bottom plate, half, and 3/4 plate. The top plate has the balance resting on it.
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COCHIN" is in sale since Thursday, March 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique". The seller is "eashland_net" and is located in Sarasota, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.