Silver 'Puritan' watch by Edward East

Made:
1640 in London
Oval-shaped Puritan-style  silver watch with outer case covered Oval-shaped Puritan-style  silver watch with outer case covered

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Oval-shaped Puritan-style silver watch with outer case covered
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
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Oval-shaped Puritan-style silver watch with outer case covered
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museumum

Oval shaped Puritan-style silver watch with outer case covered in fish-skin, by Edward East, London, 1630-40. The plain undecorated silver case has a circular window on the front cover containing crystal, held in place by a ring with screws. On the rear of the case is a winding hole with shutter. The silver dial is also plain, with a small engraved chapter ring. Steel hand with long tail. Movement with verge escapement, a train of three wheels, balance with broad steel rim and fusee with gut-line. Oval-shaped balance cock and worm-and-wheel set up. The balance cock would have originally been attached to the backplate with a pin, but is now secured with a screw. Signed on the backplate 'Eduardus East Londini'

Clockmakers' Museum No. 23

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Collection:
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3100
Materials:
silver (alloy), brass (copper, zinc alloy), steel (metal) and rock crystal
Measurements:
overall: 45 mm x 30 mm x 19 mm,
type:
watch and verge movement
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers