Gold pair-cased verge repeater watch by William Webster

Made:
1700-1725 in London
Gold pair-cased verge repeater watch by William Webster

Gold pair-cased verge repeater watch by William Webster
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Pierced and engraved gold pair-cased verge escapement repeater watch by William Webster. The gold dial has raised hour figures and large minute figures, a sunk centre with name plaques and steel hands. Repeats on bell or pulse piece. Signed ‘Willm. Webster Exchange Alley London 1033’. Early 18th century

Webster was a journeyman with Thomas Tompion. He was admitted to the Clockmakers Company in 1710, became Warden in 1734 and died the same year.

Clockmakers' Museum No. 74.

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3141
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, gold (metal) and steel (metal)
Measurements:
watch: 66 mm x 48 mm x 31 mm,
outer case: 56 mm x 57 mm x 28 mm,
type:
watch
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers