A very fine solid silver English, chain fusee lever pocket watch made by James Peat of Carluke (mis-spelt on watch Casluke) in the 19th century in Lanarkshire, Scotland. The watch movement has just been cleaned and full overhauled by watch-maker and is keeping very good time for a 140 year old watch The watch with a rare bimetallic balance and 15 jewels through the train, so a rare pocket watch, capable of keeping very good time. This is a beautifully made key-wound mans Scottish fusee pocket watch, dating from ca. 1875, from the Victorian period.
THE DIAL: 95% mint, with a white enamel dial with fine slender black Roman numerals and large subsidary seconds dial in bright condition and no chips but as few faint hairlines. The dial with black minute markers to the outside edge and hour dot markers. Dial with gold spade hands and signed, 7/7965. Diameter is 44 mm. The original glass in very fine condition.
THE MOVEMENT: 100% mint, , with finely mercurial gilded full plate and engraved balance cock foot. The balance cock nicely engraved and with a substantial ruby end-stone. A shiny blued steel Bosley regulator, and endstone setting, blue steel screws. A cut two arm bimetallic balance, with flat hairspring and jewelled to the balance staff and through the train with 15 ruby jewels. The movement with lots of nice features such as an extended fusee ratchet spring, and Harrison's maintaining power and finely engraved balance cock. The watch comes with its original gilded dust cover. On the movement top plate it is numbered, 7/7965 and made by James Peat of Carluke (mis-spelt on watch Casluke). The watch is key-wound, and set through the back.
THE CASE: 100%, the very substantial and original solid silver case measures an impressive 51 mm outside diameter. The hinges are excellent with the case covers all closing tightly, and the bow is original to the case. The watch case with London hall marks and sterling stamps and case number 7965. The case with the silver sponsor mark of "RJP". The top pendant and bow also in fine condition and pretty engraving to inner dust cover winding hole. The inner dust cuvette with an inscription from "1877, to Mr. William Curzon from a few of his friends". The rear cover with a circular motif to centre and fine rose engine turning.