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William Cribb, London
AN EXTREMELY RARE AND HIGHLY UNUSUAL GOLD KEYLESS PULL-WIND LEVER WATCH 1828, NO. 553
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 GBP
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William Cribb, London
AN EXTREMELY RARE AND HIGHLY UNUSUAL GOLD KEYLESS PULL-WIND LEVER WATCH 1828, NO. 553
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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William Cribb, London
AN EXTREMELY RARE AND HIGHLY UNUSUAL GOLD KEYLESS PULL-WIND LEVER WATCH 1828, NO. 553
Movement: gilded half-plate, lever escapement, plain gold three-arm balance, diamond endstone, signed and numbered Willm. Cribb, Southampton Row, Russell Square, London, no. 553
Dial: gold, satin finished chapter ring with Roman numerals, outer minute ring, decorative engine-turned centre and subsidiary seconds, gold moon hands
Case: gold, engine-turned case back and band, plain bow, the pendant with cap attached to fine chain for winding, hallmarked London 1828 and with maker's mark JB in rectangular cameo for Josiah Barnett
diameter 49.5mm
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Literature

Terence Camerer Cuss, The English Watch 1585-1970, 2009, p. 391, pl. 245
T.P. & T.A. Camerer Cuss, The Camerer Cuss Book of Antique Watches, 1976, p. 202, pl. 123
T.P. Camerer Cuss, The Country Life Book of Watches, 1967, p. 84, pl. 103

Catalogue Note

The highly unusual keyless winding system incorporated into this watch was patented by Joseph Berrollas under patent number 5586 of 1827. A cap in the pendant is fixed to a chain which, when pulled outwards, winds the mainspring. The chain is similar in appearance and construction to that of a fusee chain and encircles a pulley and ratchet mechanism attached to the barrel. When the cap is released, both it and the chain are drawn back into the movement and the operation may be repeated until the mainspring is full.

Wiliam Cribb is recorded as working in Coventry and London from c. 1816, until his death in 1876.

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