Oval gilt-metal watch by Henry Archer

Made:
1630 in London

A verge escapement watch by Henry Archer in an oval gilt metal case with silver covers and engraved silver band. The gilt engraved dial has a circular silver chapter ring. The movement has a three wheel train, oval pinned on balance cock and worm-and-wheel set-up. Back plate with engraved border. London c.1630

Archer was an original petitioner for the Clockmakers' Company in 1622 and named as the first Warden in the Company's Charter of 1631. He acted as Master during the frequent absences of David Ramsay (named on the Charter as the first Master).

Clockmakers' Museum No. 20

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3097
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), gilt brass, silver (alloy) and steel (metal)
type:
watch
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers