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GOLD MASSEY II LEVER BY TOBIAS POCKET WATCH – 1825

Signed M I Tobias & Co – Liverpool
Hallmarked Chester 1825
Diameter 45 mm

Original price was: £4,100.00.Current price is: £3,075.00.

This antique pocket watch is a stunning example of an early 19th Century English Massey type two lever. It features a beautiful gold open face case with intricate engravings and an exquisite gold dial. The full plate gilt keywind fusee movement is equipped with Harrison's maintaining power, ensuring accurate timekeeping. The watch also boasts a chased and engraved cock with a "Patent - Detach'd" inscription, a diamond endstone, and a blue steel Bosley regulator. The three-arm polished steel balance with a blue steel spiral hairspring further enhances its precision.

The highlight of this timepiece is undoubtedly its gold dial, adorned with applied gold Roman numerals on a matted background. The dial also showcases stunning applied three-color gold decoration at the center and border, adding a touch of elegance. The blue steel hands complete the dial's sophisticated look.

The watch is housed in an 18-carat engine turned open face case, with the movement hinged at 9 o'clock for easy access. The case features engine turned bezels, a deeply chased and engraved middle, pendant, and bow. The casemaker's mark "TH & Co" and the corresponding number for the movement can be found on the case.

Overall, this pocket watch is in excellent condition, with the exception of a small missing tip on the minute hand. It is a true collector's item and a testament to the craftsmanship and artistry of the time. This Massey type two lever pocket watch will make a valuable addition to any antique timepiece collection.

Signed M I Tobias & Co - Liverpool
Hallmarked Chester 1825
Diameter 45 mm