Watch and compass by Benjamin Webb

Made:
1799 in London

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Watch and compass by Benjamin Webb, London, 1799. Silver pair-case hallmarked for London and stamped with the maker's mark 'NTW'. White enamel dial with subsidiary dials for hours and minutes, seconds, and a compass set at 11 o’clock. Signed on the dial ‘Ben. Webb London No. 129, By the King’s Patent’. Movement with verge escapement, also signed ‘Ben. Webb London No. 129, By the King’s Patent’. Clockmakers' Museum No. 250

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Collection:
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3247
Materials:
silver (alloy), steel (metal), brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass and enamel
Measurements:
overall: 73.5 mm x 55 mm x 27.5 mm,
type:
watch and verge movement
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers