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Beautiful British verge pocket watch by Peter Wise.
The outer case diameter is 57mm, inner case is 50mm. Thickness is 34mm.
Weight is hefty 139 grams.
The watch is signed by Peter Wise in London and is numbered. Peter Wise, recorded by Britten, son of John Wise, admitted to Clockmaker's Company at 1693, Master at 1725, active from 1693 to 1726.
According to the list of Clockmaker's Company Masters and Apprentices, he was teacher of 4 pupils, starting from 1693 to 1703.
The watch is a good example of British watchmaking of circa 1700.
The tulip pillars and cock with D-shaped foot are typical for this period.
Cock is thoroughly engraved with symmetrical pattern featuring birds and fairy creatures.
The case hasn't year hallmarks, what isn't surprising for an early watch, but bear the same maker's mark.
The pendant is made in period's fashion and can be rotated.
The watch appears to be in good condition.
Movement is nice and clean, appeared to be in running condition though time keeping is not tested.
Champleve silver dial seems to be in good condition.
Inner case is in good condition with some period wear, outer case has a dent from the left side.
Both cases has owners monograms.
Good blued steel beetle & poker hands are probably original, mineral crystal.