marks rubbed, probably Geneva, circa 1805, the rim numbered: 7234
of rounded rectangular form, the centre inset with a contemporary watch movement, probably Swiss, the cut-cornered rectangular white dial signed spuriously: Prior London, roman numerals below the visible paste set balance, the ground sides and base diaper engine-turned within raised scroll borders
Although the movement of the watch is Swiss, not English, it was common practice to put a well-known Paris or London name on the dial. J.F. Leschot, partner of Jacquet-Droz wrote 'We have always had the name engraved as if the piece had come from England because the general opinion is that everything which is made in that country is better worked, more refined and more substantial than from anywhere else...' (letter to Louis Georges of Berlin, dated 13 February 1793).
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