Pocket Watches

Musical repeating pocket watch

    Musical repeating pocket watch


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

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

    The movement with balance wheel, spring-powered cylinder escapement, quarter repeater on two gongs, and separate cylinder drum for the musical 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 key winded, teh same key is also used to set the hands.