Pocket Watches

Mechanical pocket watch with months indication

    Mechanical pocket watch with months indication


    circa 1815

    Gold, enamel, glass, metal alloys; painted enamel

    5.9 cm in diamter
    0.7 cm thick

    On the case lid in lozenge: "JM"

    Mechanical pocket watch in round silver case with corrigation, a smooth lid and a decorative hub with a ring.

    Enamel dial with a painting of the Garden of Eden inside a medallion in its upper part; it shows Eve offering Adam the fruit she picked from the tree of knowledge. Images of a stork and a lion are to the right and to left. When the watch is winded, a little snake starts moving around the medallion. In the lower part of the dial is a small dial with three scales: minutes,' scale, divided into 60 graduations with Arabic numerals; hours' scale, divided into 12 units with Arabic numerals, and a scale indicating the months with Arabic numerals. The numerals and graduations of the hours' scale are black, the hands are golden (minutes' and seconds' hands) and in blued steel (months indicating hand).

     A keyhole for winding the watch and setting the hands is in the dial.

    The movement with a balance wheel, verge escapement, a spring with fusee, hands indicating hours, minutes and a month.