I've thought it would be time again to show something more antique for a change in the vintage-lions’ den. I myself almost forgot about all my verge watches lately, after I was infected here in the forum by the vintage wrist watch virus, a malicious disease which is hard to overcome and makes you buy even Timex watches by the dozen.
I also took the occasion to try out my new photo tent which now lets me make better pictures without all those annoying reflections.
The pocket watch shown below was made around 1780 by John Richard in London.
Shortly before, the first 13 colonies declared their independence and became the 'United States of America'. Mozart was still in his early 20ies and started to work on his Grand Mass in C-minor.
John Watt, a watchmaker and jeweler in Huntly, Scotland, must have made his day (or month or year) when he sold this watch to someone presumably very rich. The cap stone is a real diamond. And of course, it is still running well and was not so long ago completely taken apart and cleaned.