Pocket Watches

Music mechanical pocket watch with a quarter repeater

    Music mechanical pocket watch with a quarter repeater


    Circa 1850

    Gold,silver, enamel, glass, metal alloys; guilloche, embossing

    5.7 cm in diamter
    0.8 cm thick

    On the case lid: "533"

    Mechanical pocket watch in a round gold case, with two lids, a repeater lever in the shape of a crown with a ring. The case and the back lid are adorned with guilloche ornament; the cuvette is smooth and decor free.

    The dial is silver, with guilloche, decorated at the edge by an appliqué belt of gold leafy pattern. The face is smooth, with numbers and graduations of the hours scale in black, and the hands are of blued steel. Two scales on the dial: minute - divided into 60 intervals, and the hour - divided into 12 units with Roman numerals.

    The movement with balance wheel, spring-powered cylinder escapement, a quarter repeater on two gongs, and a separate cylinder drum for the music movement. The melody is played every hour or is choosen by triggering the sliding lever located on the case, opposite the numeral X. The watch is winded with a key, which is also used to set the hands.