ISO: Age/Info on Antique Fusee London/Tarts PW
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    ISO: Age/Info on Antique Fusee London/Tarts PW

    ISO: Age/Info on this antique pocket watch: Fusee movement marked "London" and something that looks like "Tarts" maybe and maybe "S622" under that. Hallmarks are nearly illegible. Case is 42mm diameter, 26mm thick, key wind/set, outer shell/case is 49.5mm diameter. Any info appreciated, thanks!

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    Re: ISO: Age/Info on Antique Fusee London/Tarts PW

    Nice looking Verge Fusee movement. Circa late 1700's. The maker is to the right of the London inscription but impossible to read. Hallmark images would be a great help.

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    Re: ISO: Age/Info on Antique Fusee London/Tarts PW

    Very nice!

    Second half of the 18th century as correctly mentioned in preceeding post. 'Tarts' as the maker could fit. He was active in the second half of the 18th century in London. Some believe this was just a fictious name used in certain markets by J. Stratton (James or John (I) Stratton), all from London.

    The hallmarks would be a great help. Unfortunately I do not have the watch in front of me, as I have the equiment available to make them still readable up to a certain extend. Look everywhere, mostly you find a mark on the pendant, which is usually produced separately. It is also possible, that the inner and/or outer case is not 0.925 sterling silver. This doesn't mean much on such an antique and historical piece, as the metal value of the silver content is overall neglectible, but could explain the use of the makers name 'Tarts' - a watch made for a market outside the UK.
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