SILVER ENGLISH MASSEY III LEVER – 1828
Here is a description of an early 19th Century English Massey type three lever pocket watch in a silver open face case. The watch features a full plate gilt keywind fusee movement with dust cover, as well as Harrison's maintaining power. The plain cock is inscribed with "Patent" on the foot and includes a large diamond endstone. The polished steel regulator includes a silver sector index on the plate, while the plain three arm gilt balance comes with a deep rectangular rim and three timing screws. Completing the look is a blue steel spiral hairspring and a Massey type three lever escapement. The white enamel dial displays a subsidiary seconds hand, Roman numerals, blue steel seconds hand, and gilt hands. The plain silver open face case includes a ribbed middle, maker's mark "JW", and a number that corresponds to that on the movement. The watch is signed Walter Friend Newton Abbot and was hallmarked in London in 1828. Its diameter measures 53mm, while its depth measures 12mm.
Signed Walter Friend Newton Abbot
Hallmarked London 1828
Diameter 53 mm
Depth 12 mm