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Inside a 1770s Georgian pocket watch

By HobbitDave
Well.......something different. This is the intricate interior movement of a Georgian pocket watch. The design and craftsmanship is beautiful. At the moment it is not ticking, but is complete, and with a bit of TLC hopefully will be. The style is known as a verge fusee.
The maker of this one is engraved on the brass plate, and is Rich(ard) Francis, Attleburgh, Norfolk. I found that he is traceable on the net, b.1749, d.1816.
I wonder how many items made today will look as good in 250 years time 🙂
V.1 Is the divided case that the watch movement fits into. It was originally gilded, and must have looked very fine as such, in its heyday ⏱

Tags: Close-up and macro Watch Georgian verge fusee 1770s

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11 Sep 2018 5:37PM
Excellent Dave, great detail,
Fred.
tonyguitar 8 77 37 Canada
11 Sep 2018 6:52PM
The flair of craftmanship and caligraphy just two or three hundred years ago. A flair not often seen in today's art. TG
11 Sep 2018 6:55PM
Beautiful innards Dave. Its a shame to hide them away. Fantastic workmanship. Debs
11 Sep 2018 7:04PM
Excellent
11 Sep 2018 7:22PM
Excellent detail showing this magnificent watch.Smile
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2018 7:31PM
Terrific shots and love the intricate detail in your lead.
Ju
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
11 Sep 2018 7:58PM
A masterpiece Dave. Wish it was mine.
Ron
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
11 Sep 2018 9:23PM
Something I would wish to have around for its essential beauty! I too wish it were mine!
vivdy 9 2 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2018 7:03AM
Such workmanship ....a shame it is hidden inside . Viv
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
12 Sep 2018 11:05AM
Lovely intricate work put into making this - but, as Viv says, shame it's hidden inside.
Trev Smile
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2018 11:13AM
Intricate and very beautiful Dave. Hope you get it working.
Peter.
Fefe Plus
9 54 34 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2018 3:24PM
Best of luck getting the watch working.......What a beauty!
Diane
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2018 5:59PM
stunning ! my grandad had a pocket hunter beautiful time pieces

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