Verge escapement watch movement by Thomas Tompion. The movement has a four wheel train and tulip pillars, and is signed ‘T. Tompion London 0598’ c.1692
Clockmakers' Museum No. 53
Tompion began numbering his watches c.1680 onwards, although his early numbering system was convoluted. A '0' before 598 in fact meant number 1598, placing this watch movement to around the year 1692.
Clockmakers Museum No. 53
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- watch movement
- Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
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