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Pocket watch concealed in a memento mori
Anatomy & Pathology
Silver model of a human skull which opens up to show a pocket watch inside inscribed with skull and cross bones
Early balance spring watch by Thomas Tompion
Early balance spring pocket watch in silver case made by Thomas Tompion, Fleet Street, London, England, 1675-79. The watch features an unusual dial showing minutes on the main dial and two subsidiary dials for the hours (in the upper position) and seconds (in the lower position). The subsidiary dial for hours indicates up to six hours in each cycle.
Pocket watch, Superior Railway Timekeeper
Pocket watch, silver Arabic face, "Superior Railway Timekeeper", on reverse "Railway Regulator Swiss Made", depicts steam locomotive.
Pocket watch by Thomas Tompion
Pocket watch with cylinder escapement and tortoiseshell case made by Thomas Tompion, Fleet Street, London, between 1675 and 1700. Inscribed 'T. Tompion London 3' on the movement and inscribed 'Graham' on the dial.
Pair-cased pocket watch
Pair-cased pocket watch in pinchbeck and leather outer casing with verge escapement, made by Will Kipling, London, 1705-1737. Movement inscribed 'Will Kipling no.483'. The movement consists of silver pillars (jewelled endstone removed).
Presentation pocket watch, 45 years service - British Railways (Southern Region)
Pocket Watch, British Railways (Southern Region), "Vertex" Gold with Roman face, brass fob. "BR Southern Region W.J. Wraight. In appreciation of 45 years service".
Pocket watch, Caledonian Railway
Pocket Watch, Caledonian Railway, silver, Roman face, on reverse "368 The Property of the Caledonian Railway Co".
Pocket watch, British Rail (Eastern Region)
Pocket watch, British Rail (Eastern Region), "Garrard Swiss Made", gold, Arabic face, inscribed "BR Eastern Region. A.B. Barringer. In appreciation of 45 years service".
Pocket watch belonging to Joseph Lister
Gold pocket watch with second hand dial, formerly belonging to Lord Lister, by Simmons, London, 1853
Cylinder watch in pinchbeck inner case, tortoisesh
Cylinder watch in pinchbeck inner case, tortoiseshell (damaged) outer case by John Holmes, Strand, London, no.6808
Cylinder watch in silver pair case by Ellicott, Lo
Cylinder watch in silver pair case by Ellicott, London, no.7778, hall marked 1773
Gold chain for Lister's pocket watch
Gold chain for use with pocket watch, formerly belonging to Lord Lister, in case, by John Simmons, Fleet Street, London, 1853
English lever reversing pinion pocket watch with dial
English lever reversing pinion pocket watch with sunk seconds dial, movement numbered 509148, signed S. Fagot, Treharris, on dial, in silver case hallmarked Chester 1900 signed TPH and numbered 496388, with winding key
veracity pocket watch
Pocket watch, Inscribed 'Veracity Watch. J.N. Masters, Rye. Made in England', silver, Roman face, scratched inside "Layton 17.6.25" (belonged to driver George Layton who drove the Flying Scotsman). Overall: 50.8 mm x 76.2 mm x 12.7 mm.
Pocket watch, Railway Regulator
Pocket Watch, "D.A & CO The Giant Lever. Swiss Made". On reverse "Railway Regulator Swiss made". Silver, Roman face. Formerly the property of Guard Jones, of Indian State Railways.
Pocket watch, Great Western Railway
Pocket Watch, Great Western Railway, "Lancashire Watch Co Ltd.Prescot. GWR". Roman face. On reverse "GWR 3324". Overall: 75 mm x 20 mm x 53 mm.
Swiss cylinder escapement pocket watch
Swiss cylinder escapement pocket watch with subsidiary seconds hand, 8 jewels, movement and case marked GT, in plated case with engine-turned silver back insert, case also marked 800M and numbered 254161 inside back, Switzerland, 1850-1899
Cylinder repeater pocket watch in case, by Eardley Norton
Repeater in silver case by Eardley Norton, London, no.2143 going barrel, cylinder (inner case only ?), 1770-1794, donated byt Evan Roberts in 1916
Automaton 'Dan Dare' pocket watch.
Automaton 'Dan Dare' pocket watch with pin-pallet lever escapement by Ingersoll Ltd., Great Britain, 1953. The dial shows a helmeted Dan Dare holding a ray gun, with a monster approaching. The emblem of the 'Eagle' children's comic is impressed in the back of case.
Pocket Watch in Gold Case by Breguet, 1790-1810
Clock watch, cylinder escapement, in gold case by Breguet no.300, ruby cylinder, over-hanging below bottom pivot, with certificate, 1790-1810
Pocket Watch in Silver Case, by George Graham, 1725-1750
Cylinder watch in silver case by Geo. Graham, London, no.5223, escape wheel arbor broken, chain missing, silver dial
Pocket Watch by Jodin in Gold Engraved Case, 1715-1790
Cylinder watch in gold engraved case by Jodin, Paris, no.352, brass escape wheel, fusee, 1715-1790
Watch in pair case
Watch in pinchbeck pair painted tortoiseshell case by Philippe Dubois et Fils, Locle, Switzerland, 3/4 movement with club-footed escapement. Dial and hands missing, 1778-1789, donated by Evan Roberts in 1916
Dumb cylinder repeater in case
Repeater in silver case by De Lor no.1414 (in case) dumb, Geneva cylinder, hall marked 1842 (minute hand missing)
Verge watch in inner and outer case
Verge watch in silver inner case, shagreen outer case, by Theo. Fisher, London, no.2, about 1700, donated by Evan Roberts in 1916
'Subscription' Pocket Watch in Silver Case by Breguet, 1795-1815
Cylinder watch in silver case by Breguet, no.1350, compensating curb pins and parachute, "subscription" watch, small silver chain attached, 1795-1815
Patent Pocket Watch by Samuel Smith, 1810-1815
Patent watch by Samuel Smith of Coventry, 1810-1815
Pocket Watch, North Eastern Railway/London & North Eastern Railway
Pocket Watch, NER/LNER, silver. Roman face, "Wm Potts & Sons Leeds & Newcastle". On reverse L.N.E.R. 79a. 2 1/4"x3"x3/4".
Pocket Watch in Guilt Silver Case by Thomas Earnshaw, 1810-1824
Duplex watch in gilt silver case by Thos. Earnshaw, 119 High Holborn, no.4521. Hall marked 1824 (seconds hand missing, balance staff broken)
Portion of watch including verge escapement, bough
Portion of watch including verge escapement, bought from J.C. Stevens, Convent Garden, London, United Kingdom, 1900-1912
Pocket Watch in Silver Case by Thymen, 1690-1710
Verge watch with pendulum balance in silver pair repousse case, by Pieter Thijmen, Gouda, 1690-1710. It is decorated with an image of two figures and a flame.
Musical Repeater Pocket Watch, 1850-1865
Musical repeater, cylinder escapement, in pinchbeck case, enamelled plaque set in back, no.1860 in case, 8594 under dial, cylinder, incomplete and damaged, dial missing, etc.
Pocket Watch in Silver Case, 1840-1900
Geneva lever watch in silver case, no.10943 (in case), independent centre seconds (stop work incomplete), 1840-1900
Silver Pocket Watch by John R. Arnold, 1850-1862
1850-1862; hallmarked 1862
Cylinder watch in silver case by Jno. R. Arnold, London, no.3636, compensated curb, hall marked 1862
Verge alarm watch in case
Alarm watch in silver case by Viner, New Bond Street, no.265, verge, hall marked 1813 ( damaged), 1813-1840, London, England, donated by Evan Roberts in 1916
Pocket Watch in Silver Case by Ward, 1750-1794
Verge watch in silver pair inner case only, by W.I. Ward, London, no.2532, tangent screw regulator (chain missing) case stall marked 1794
Bimetallic Dial Thermometer and Watch, 1820
Combined thermometer and watch in engraved silver case. The bimetallic thermometer is made by Breguet et Fils (and Sons) and has concentric Fahrenheit (-30 to +140°) and Reaumer ( -25 to +50°) scales. Watch with fusee and verge escapement; balance spring missing, 1820.
Pocket Watch in Gold Case with Enamel Decoration, 1740-1760
Verge watch in gold enamelled case by Le Roy, (eleve de Breguet), no.30279, oriental dial, 1740-1760. The back of the gold case is decorated with a river landscape.
Pocket Watch in Silver Repousse, by Taylor, 1690-1710
Verge watch in silver repousse pair case, with decoration of two figures on the back, by Thomas Taylor in Holborn, hall marked (? date), 1690-1710 (verdigris on movement)
Verge watch with inner and outer cases
Verge watch in pinchbeck inner case, moss agate painted tortoiseshell outer case, by Chas. Cabrier, gift from Evan Roberts, London, no.17346, 1697-1724
Sterling silver level pocket watch
Sterling silver lever pocket watch, made by Thomas & John Ollivant, Manchester, around 1851.
18-carat gold openface lever pocket watch signed 'VULLIAMY, mxuz LONDON'
18-carat gold openface lever pocket watch signed 'VULLIAMY, mxuz LONDON', with chain and key, hallmarked for London, 1847, with normal minute hand for showing mean time and additional minute hand for local time, and with table inside back of case showing differences from Greenwich time for various cities
Half- Quarter Repeater Pocket Watch by Thomas Earnshaw, 1810-1823
Half-quarter repeater watch, cylinder escapement, in silver case, hall marked 1823, by Thos. Earnshaw,119 High Holborn, London, no.4502, 1810-1823. Dumb, cylinder, dial missing
Duplex Pocket Watch in Silver Case by James McCabe, 1820-1833
Duplex watch in silver case by James McCabe, London, no.2598. Hall marked 1833
Pocket Watch Decorated with Classical Scene by Emery, 1775-1790
Verge watch in pinchbeck repousse pair case by Josiah Emery, London, no.797, 1775-1790 (spring broken ? ). It is decorated with a classical scene on the back.
Lever watch in case
Lever watch in silver case by Piguet et Meylan no.46133 (in case), Geneva, 1811-1828, skeleton movement, silver dial (escapement out of order), donated by Evan Roberts in 1916
Movement with rack-lever escapement
Movement with rack-lever escapement, no.716, Whitehurst and Son, Derby, incomplete, 1805-1846, donated by Evan Roberts in 1916
Combined Pocket Watch and Aneroid Barometer, 1895-1905
Patent combined pocket watch and aneroid barometer, French, 1895-1905. Marked 'Made in France', intended for English-speaking market.
Verge Pocket Watch in Silver Inner Case by Graham, 1770-1773
Verge watch in silver inner case (outer case missing) by Geo. Graham, London, no.5175. Chester hallmarked 1773, verge broken