Silver Over Iron, Hogs Bristle Foliate
Balance Verge Stackfreed Drum-Style Single Hand Pocket Watch (SOLD)
Swiss/German; Man’s; CA1590/1610
Complications: Stackfreed early verge, foliate balance.
CASE: The 18-size 42mm sterling silver/iron hunter case displays
floral, geometric decorations and pierced for dial visibility.
DIAL: This silver dial features Arabic/Roman numerals, and poker
hand (1 hand).
MOVT: The keyset gilt movement has a verge escapement, foliate/Stackfreed
and a full-plate layout.
C 3 (The case is in very good
D 3-6 (The dial is in very good
M 3 (The movement is in very good
R 9 (Rarity on a scale of #1 being
very common to #10 being extremely rare.)
Experts Opinion: Drum desk watches were used in the early 17th
Century & late 16th Century. This rarity has a Stackfreed for power and
a foliate for timing release (actually runs).