A solid silver English early 19th century highly engraved verge chain driven fusee hunter cased pocket watch made by William Broad, of London. The watch is very substantial, and in a 3 oz solid silver hunter case, so requires a secure pocket. This fine silver verge fusee hunter watch just cleaned and overhauled by my watch-maker and keeping good verge time. The condition of this watch is simply stunning and clearly well looked after over the last 190 years. The watch is best described as a time-capsule from the early 19th century in simply stunning condition, dating from 1832, from the Georgian period.
THE DIAL: 95% mint, the white enamel dial with fine black Roman numerals, and a separate minute track to outside of dial with no chips and several hairlines to dial. With gold hour and minute spade hands and subsidary seconds hand. Diameter is 45 mm and the glass is retained securely.
THE MOVEMENT: 100% mint, with richly gilded full plate in wonderful condition. The well engraved and carved rococo style balance cock and foot in superb condition with foliage. The back plate with further decoration and Bosely time regulator plate. The watch is keywind, and movement size is 39 mm diameter. The movement with round ballustar pillars and numbered 465 and signed by the maker, William Broad, London. Pierced gilded fusee stop work with iron hinge. The watch with fusee chain on tight to barrel and fusee cone and a good free swinging balance and the watch runs the full length of the fusee chain, keeping good verge time. The watch comes with a winding key for hands set and winding. The watch comes with a period watch key and the watch runs the full length of the fusee chain.
THE CASE: 100%, the the solid silver hunter case measures an impressive 63 mm outside diameter. The hinged cover closing tightly, and all in fine order. The three knuckle hinge in good order. The cases with London hall-marks, case maker marks and sterling silver marks. The case maker mark of "HG". The pendant and very well made silver D-bow, in superb condition. The case with no pin-holes or stretch marks, or dings to outer case. The top cover pops open when the pendant button is depressed.