Pair-cased verge escapement watch by Benjamin Wolverstone, London, c.1670.
Silver dial with gilt engraved border and silver hour ring. In the centre of the dial is a silver alarm disk with steel pointer; the centre of this is filled with red wax. Steel hand with long tail. Oval balance-cock without rim. Worm and wheel set-up regulator with openwork cover. Signed on the movement ‘Ben Woluerstone Londini’.
Outer case covered in leather and studded with silver pins. Inner case made of pierced and engraved silver in a flower and foliage design.
Wolverstone was apprenticed in 1649, a Freeman of the clockmakers' Company in 1656 and died before 1690.
Clockmakers' Museum No. 43