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向英國製錶工藝致敬──第三部分 二十世紀傳奇製錶師喬治‧丹尼爾

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Thomas Alcock
A FINE SILVER VERGE WATCH WITH ENGRAVED JULIAN CALENDAR CIRCA 1650
Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, decoratively pierced and engraved pinned-on balance cock, flat balance, worm and wheel set-up, fusee and gut line, Egyptian pillars, signed Tho. Alcock Fecit
Dial: silver, the centre with engraved floral decoration, Roman numerals with quarter hour divisions beneath, outer border with decorative engraved roundels, blued steel floriate hand
Case: plain silver case, the inside cover engraved with Julian calendar, case back with shuttered winding aperture and stud to the base for securing the watch in an outer case (now lacking)
diameter 42mm
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出版

Terence Camerer Cuss, The English Watch 1585-1970, 2009, pp. 72-73, pl. 31

相關資料

To the inside of the watch’s lid is an engraved perpetual calendar. Across the top of the grid are the Dominical letters G F E D C B A which, in conjunction with the two rows of numerals beneath, allow the calculation of the calendar for any given year in the Julian Calendar, the days of the month being marked on the lower 5 rows of the calendar grid, marked from 1-31.

Made at the end of Thomas Alcock’s life, this watch dates to the beginning of the Commonwealth period. By this period, circular watches had become the preferred style and sizes were beginning to increase. Thomas Alcock was active by 1630 and entered the Clockmakers’ Company in 1632, becoming Assistant in 1638 and Warden from 1645-1646 [see Brian Loomes, The Early Clockmakers of Great Britain, p. 48]. The Prerogative Court of Canterbury shows that his will was proved on 26th April 1650 [Antiquarian Horology, Vol. 30, No. 5, March 2008, p. 683].

向英國製錶工藝致敬──第三部分 二十世紀傳奇製錶師喬治‧丹尼爾

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