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Time-consuming work.

By HobbitDave
Inside a Verge Fusee pocket watch from George 111s reign. Made in the 1770s. It still runs. To register as a watchmaker you had to do a seven year apprenticeship.Going by the filigree carving and engraving here you can see why. Such skills and craftsmanship.
Most towns in 17th and 18th centuries had a watchmaker, they were a very respected trade and craft which was often passed down in the family. This watch was made in Attleburgh, Norfolk, about 250 years ago.

Thanks kindly for the clicks and comments on yesterdays upload, they are very welcomed and appreciated 🙂

Tags: Time Specialist and abstract Engraving Crafts Watch Pocket watch Georgian verge fusee 1770s

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Comments


cbrundage 8 4 United States
7 May 2021 12:38PM
7 years as an apprentice! A beautiful piece of work - so elegant looking.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
7 May 2021 1:15PM
Superb subject, well executed composition...
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
7 May 2021 2:01PM
Great set
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
7 May 2021 2:21PM
Such a magnificent timepiece , impressive images Dave !
Ian
7 May 2021 2:23PM
Beautiful watch what a lovely time peice. Debs
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
7 May 2021 2:37PM
How very beautiful.
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
7 May 2021 4:03PM
Classy looking timepiece Dave.
Peter
Agree ...


Quote:Classy looking timepiece Dave.
Peter

cooky Plus
17 6 5 United Kingdom
7 May 2021 4:56PM
Lovely images and my husband would be totally fascinated with this beautiful timepiece Dave...

Very interesting narrative too.

Kath
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
7 May 2021 5:39PM
Such lovely shots of these beauties,
Ju
Great images Dave. What interesting narrative. You need such a talent to create something as stunning as this.

Karen
7 May 2021 6:10PM
Lovely presentation and detailed mages of this precious piece Dave.

Lory Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
7 May 2021 6:30PM
A fine testimony to wonderful craftsmanship.
laura1 17 8
7 May 2021 6:50PM
fascinating and beautiful

Laura
7 May 2021 8:30PM
Excellent and most interesting images, Dave.

Richard
8 May 2021 8:44AM
Brilliant set with a great title.
Nathan
8 May 2021 11:56AM
A fascinating old time piece, Dave.

JohnSmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
8 May 2021 3:34PM
A beautiful and ornate watch, and two fine presentations of it here, Dave. Looks in better condition than me!! 😁😃👍
Trev 😀

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