Gold repoussé pair cased watch by Windmills

Made:
1720 in London
Gold pair-cased watch by Windmills, London c.1720 Gold pair-cased watch by Windmills, London c.1720 Gold pair-cased watch by Windmills, London c.1720

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Gold pair-cased watch by Windmills, London c.1720
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
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Gold pair-cased watch by Windmills, London c.1720
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museumum

Gold pair-cased watch by Windmills, London c.1720
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museumum

Gold pair cased watch by Windmills, London c.1720. The outer gold case embellished with fine repoussé depicting the subject of Alexander and Diogenes on the back, and fruit and flowers around the edges. Stamped with IL. 8905 on the inside. The inner case is plain gold. Gold champleve dial with blued steel beetle and poker hands. Dial signed 'Windmills'. Movement with verge escapement, signed on the backplate 'Windmills London 8905'.

This watch was likely made during the partnership of Joseph Windmills and his son Thomas Windmills, which started in around 1700. Joseph was admitted to the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers in 1671 and was made its Master in 1702. Thomas was admitted to the Company in 1695, becoming its Master in 1718. Clockmakers' Museum No. 133

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Collection:
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3185
type:
watch and verge movement
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers