Watch with an early form of striking mechanism

Made:
1600 in Germany

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Science Museum Group/The Clockmakers' Museum
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Watch with an early form of striking by an unknown maker, Germany. c. 1600. Circular case, re-gilded. Edge sharply curved, back and covers domed. All pierced and chiselled. Pendant replaced. Gilt 24-hour dial (I-XII Roman, 13-24 Arabic) with central sun. Hand replaced. Movement with verge escapement, and an early form of striking with stackfreed. Brass plates with steel wheels, and no spring barrels. The balance, balance-spring and balance cock are all later. The stackfreed spring has also been replaced. Clockmakers' Museum No. 4

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Collection:
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3083
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), gold plated (gilded) and steel (metal)
type:
watch and verge movement
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers