Gold and enamel half-quarter repeater watch by Brockbanks

Made:
1812 in London
Gold and enamel half-quarter repeater watch by Brockbanks Gold and enamel half-quarter repeater watch by Brockbanks Gold and enamel half-quarter repeater watch by Brockbanks

Gold and enamel half-quarter repeater watch by Brockbanks
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Gold and enamel half-quarter repeater watch by Brockbanks
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Gold and enamel half-quarter repeater watch by Brockbanks
The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Gold half-quarter repeater watch by Brockbanks. The four-coloured gold hunter case has chiselled floral ornament (a steel nib moves sideways to open the cover over the dial). The gold cuvette has complicated engine-turning and is stamped WI. The gold dial has a subsidiary seconds dial and gold wavy hands. The centre is engine-turned and covered with translucent red enamel. The hour ring is enamelled grey-blue.

The movement has a spring detent escapement, free-sprung helical spring and three-arm compensation balance with sliding weights each clamped by two tangential screws. The half-quarter repeater strikes on three gongs.

Signed 'Brockbanks London No 700' and hallmarked for 1812.

Clockmakers Museum No. 440

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Collection:
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3352
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), enamel, glass, gold (metal) and steel (metal)
type:
watch
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers