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Benjamin Ward, London
A RARE AND VERY LARGE SILVER PAIR CASED CENTRE SECONDS VERGE WATCH WITH STOP SLIDE 1778, NO. 1052
Estimate
6,0008,000
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Benjamin Ward, London
A RARE AND VERY LARGE SILVER PAIR CASED CENTRE SECONDS VERGE WATCH WITH STOP SLIDE 1778, NO. 1052
Estimate
6,0008,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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Benjamin Ward, London
A RARE AND VERY LARGE SILVER PAIR CASED CENTRE SECONDS VERGE WATCH WITH STOP SLIDE 1778, NO. 1052
Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, large decoratively pierced balance cock engraved with foliage, diamond endstone, fusee and chain, square baluster pillars, gilt-metal dust cap, movement and dust cap signed and numbered Benjn. Ward, London, 1052
Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring, blued steel beetle and poker hands, centre seconds with crescent moon-shaped tail
Cases: silver plain inner case, stop slide to the bezel at 9 o'clock, aperture for winding to back • plain outer case, both cases hallmarked London 1778 and with maker's mark TG incuse for Thomas Gosling
 
diameter of outer case 90mm, inner case 77mm
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Literature

Terence Camerer Cuss, The English Watch 1585-1970, 2009, p. 267, pl. 161

Catalogue Note

The hinge to the outer case lends this watch an asymmetric appearance, being placed significantly less than 90 degrees to the pendant. This style of placement is quite often found on watches of this size and appears to have been favoured due to the fact that it helps to keep the front bezel closed, even if the opening catch is inadvertently sprung when the watch is in the vertical position. This watch has a start/stop lever to the edge of the inner case which operates a 'whip' on the escape wheel of the verge escapement, thereby allowing the watch to be used as a timer.

The Celebration of the English Watch Part IV, George Daniels 20th Century Innovator

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