In an article written for Antiquarian Horology [Vol. 24, No. 5, Sept 2000, p. 519] David Thompson notes that George Smith had settled in London before 1622. A petition of London clockmakers from 1622 notes that George Smith was an alien working ‘with two apprentices next to New Exchange’. George Smith was a petitioner for the incorporation of a Clockmakers’ Company and became a member of the Worshipful Company in 1632, he died in 1638-1639 [see op. cit.].
A similar alarm watch by George Smith was in the Percy Webster Collection, sold Sotheby's London, 27th May, 1954, lot 33; another with a royal badge, circa 1600, is in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
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