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MARKWICK MARKHAM Ottoman Market Silver Pair Case Verge Antique Pocket Watch

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MARKWICK MARKHAM Ottoman Market Silver Pair Case Verge Antique Pocket Watch

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Nice and solid pair cased verge fusee pocket watch for Ottoman Market.
Watch is rather big, diameter is 60mm, height without crown is 73mm.
Watch features beautiful silver champleve dial with Turkish numbers, signed by Markwick Marham, London.
Movement is signed by Markwick Markham et Marko, London, and numbered.

Markwick Markham - James Markwick and Robert Markham formed partnership circa 1725.
James Markwick was eminent watchmaker, member of Clockmaking Company from 1720.
After Markwick's death in 1730, Robert Markham succeeded the business.
The company specialised in clocks and watches for Ottoman market.

Watches are found with this name and that of another maker added, e.g. "Markwick Markham, Perigal", "Markwick Markham, Borrel", "Markwick Markham, Story".
Britten in "Old Clocks and Watches and their makers" adds - This may possibly have been done by arrangement with Markham's representatives after his death and seems to show that he left a good reputation.

London hallmarks dates thes watch to 1800.
Case also bears WD maker's mark for William Dawson case maker, listed from 1781 to 1819 in London.
Movement is quality British production with such typical features as tulip pillars, steel balance wheel, lack of adjustments for crown wheel.

The watch appears to be in good condition.
Movement is in running condition and works in every position.
Champleve silver dial is in good condition.
Case is in good condition with some period wear.
Watch comes with it's silver chain and old key.

Nice watch, don't miss it.
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