53mm Joseph Jacot Hunter Case Pocket Watch
Swiss; Joseph Jacot; Mans; C. 1880s
CASE: The coin silver, 53mm hunter case features machined decorations.
The case is in very good condition.
DIAL: This white porcelain, single sunk dial displays Roman numerals and
spade hands. The dial is in very good condition, hairline, very slightly
MOVT: This 10-jewel, key-set movement with lever escapement is gilt with
a bridge style layout and is signed. The movement is in very good
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