English 53mm Hunter Case Pocket Watch
England; Unsigned; Man’s; C. 1830’s
CASE: The .800 silver plain polished hunter case has a size of 53mm.
The case is in very good condition, slightly worn.
DIAL: This off white porcelain dial displays Roman numerals and has spade hands.
The dial is in very good condition, hairline(s) barely visible, very slightly
MOVT: This key-set movement with verge escapement is gilt with a full plate
layout. The movement is in very good condition.
The very first pocket watches up until the third quarter of the 19th century had
key-wind and key-set movements. A watch key was necessary to wind the watch and
to set the time. This was usually done by opening the case back and putting the
key over the winding-arbor (which was set over the watch's winding-wheel, to
wind the mainspring) or by putting the key onto the setting-arbor, which was
connected with the minute-wheel and turned the hands. Some watches of this
period had the setting-arbor at the front of the watch, so that removing the
crystal and bezel was necessary to set the time.
This watch includes a reproduction of the correct size key, it is not the