Pocket Watches

Quarter repeating musical watch

    Quarter repeating musical watch


    Сirca 1820

    Gold, enamel, glass, metal alloys; engraving

    5.7 cm in diamter, 1.1. cm thick

    On the case lid: "IG", "570"


    Musical mechanical pocket watch in round gold case with corrugation, with two lids, a repeater lever in the shape of a hub with ring. The case lid is smooth. Cuvette with the engraved markings around winding holes (for the music movement - music stand with notes; for the watch -  coiled up snake; and for the hands setting - arrows).

    White enameled; numbers and graduations of the hours' scale are black, the hands are from blue-finished steel with gilded tips. The dial has two scales; minutes' scale is divided into 60 graduations, and the hours' scale is divided into 12 graduations with Arabic numbers.

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

    The watch is stored in wooden box inscribed, "W. SCOLNIK WATCHES / NEW YORK CITY".