Freesprung Gold Full Hunter
Price : £3,500.00
Hallmarked Birmingham 1876
Diameter 54 mm
A 19th Century English freesprung lever in a substantial full hunter case. Gilt three quarter plate keyless movement with going barrel. Plain cock with diamond endstone. Freesprung compensation balance with blue steel overcoil hairspring. English table roller lever escapement, screwed in jewelling, escape and lever pivots with endstones. White enamel dial with subsidiary seconds, Roman numerals, blue steel hands. Substantial plain 18 carat, maker's mark "JR" in a diamond and number corresponding to that on the movement.
Signed T Wordley 1 St Swithins Lane London
Interestingly the front cover has been replaced shortly after the watch was made. The hour hand is made for a half hunter indicating that the watch originally had a small glass in the front cover but the owner wished to have a full hunter