Silver and leather pair-cased verge watch by Charles Gretton

Made:
1690 in London

Silver and leather pair-cased verge watch by Charles Gretton
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Silver and leather pair-cased verge watch by Charles Gretton
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Silver and leather pair-cased verge watch by Charles Gretton
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Silver and leather pair-cased verge watch by Charles Gretton
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Pierced and engraved silver pair-cased verge escapement watch by Charles Gretton with the outer case of leather studded with silver

The silver dial has long hour figures with a steel hand and a central alarm disk with steel pointer. The movement has a small balance wheel and spring of two turns. London, c.1690.

Gretton became Master of the Clockmakers’ in 1700.

Clockmakers' Museum No. 68

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Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3139
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, leather, silver (alloy) and steel (metal)
Measurements:
watch: 57 mm x 50 mm x 26.5 mm,
outer case: 57 mm x 58 mm x 24 mm,
type:
watch
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers

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