Spring-detent escapement watch in a gold case by Reid & Co. London

Made:
1807 in London

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Spring detent escapement watch in a gold case by Reid & Co., London with attached chain and winding key with semi-precious stones. Case hallmarked for 1807-8 and stamped with casemaker's mark 'LC'. White enamel dial with a subsidiary seconds dial, and blued steel loop hands. Diamond endstone. Spring detent escapement with helical spring and compensation balance. Signed ‘Reid and Co. London 1808’.

Sir David Salomons owned an extensive collection of watches, including many notable pieces by the French horologist Abraham Louis Breguet. He presented a total of 8 watches from his collection, including this one, to the museum of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers in 1924. Clockmakers' Museum No. 438.

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Collection:
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3350
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), diamond, enamel, glass, gold (metal) and steel (metal)
Measurements:
overall (bow up): 75 mm x 55 mm x 21.5 mm,
type:
watch
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers