Spring-detent escapement watch with gold case by John Arnold and Son

Made:
1796 in London
Spring-detent escapement watch with gold case by John Arnold and Son, London Spring-detent escapement watch with gold case by John Arnold and Son, London

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Spring-detent escapement watch with gold case by John Arnold and Son, London
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Spring-detent escapement watch with gold case by John Arnold and Son, London
Science Museum Group / The Clockmakers' Museum
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

White enamel dial with subsidiary seconds dial. Gold minute and hour hands with blued steel seconds hand. Spring detent escapement with Z balance and steel helical spring of four turns. Signed ‘John Arnold & Son London Invt. et Fect. 513/814’. Gold case, stamped with casemaker's mark 'TH', and 513.

This watch was presented to the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers by Sir David Salomons Bt. in 1924.

Clockmakers' Museum No. 432.

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Collection:
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3344
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), diamond, enamel, glass, gold (metal) and steel (metal)
Measurements:
watch: 67 mm x 51 mm x 25 mm,
chain and key: 190 mm
type:
watch
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers