Silver pair cased fusee

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    Picture Silver pair cased fusee


    Here is the oldest watch in my collection the english hallmarks are from 1812 make's this watch 196 years old it's has double cases the movement is a fusee and has father time engraved on it and serial number's no maker's name if any one can idendtify the maker's of this style watch I will post photo of movement it still work's mite not keep the best time after 196 year's.Some time's I buy a watch for the history this was one of them they just dont make them by hand any more.

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    Re: Silver pair cased fusee

    A fusee is not really a class of movement, but a way of assuring isochronism as the mainspring lets down. Fusees were common in UK watches up till the early 1900s.
    It's possibly a Verge or some sort of early lever movement.
    Photo of the movement will tell the tale, if you look at it from the side and see a large toothed contrate wheel parallel to the plates then it is a Verge.
    Watches of this age were probably made in a small watchmaker's shop and unless it says something on the movement will be almost impossible to identify. The Kendrick paper might be a clue. There was a Kendrick in business in Droitwich as late as 1905.
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    Re: Silver pair cased fusee


    Here is a photo of movement and the serial no is 19702

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    Re: Silver pair cased fusee

    Verge for sure. The serial number indicates its maker was a fairly large concern - 20,000 watches were a lot back in 1815.

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    Re: Silver pair cased fusee

    Thanks Ray for the info

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