Pocket Watches

Quarter repeating pocket watch with music movement

    Quarter repeating pocket watch with music movement

    Western Europe

    first quarter of the 19th century

    Gold, steel, brass, glass; engraving, chasing, enamel, gilding

    Diameter 5.5 cm, 130.4 gr

    On the internal side of the rear lid: "2109", "OPG", "10197", "К18"

    Quarter repeating skeleton pocket watch with verge escapement and automaton in a round golden case. The case rim is cross corrugated. An automaton, white enamel ring dial with black Arabic numerals, minute divisions and two dark-blue hands are on the dial field under the spherical glass lid. A clock wheel is inside the dial. There are two Jacquemarts - figures of a man and a woman in antique clothes with hammers. They are standing on the dial sides and clanging silver bells that are hanging on a fixing rack with curls. The figures and flowers, leaves and birds surrounding them are made of multicoloured gold. The automaton is switched on by pressing a pendant rod. A repeater is switched on by sliding lever on the case rim. Another lever pushes back a metal curtain in the lower part of the dial field, behind which an automaton with a frivolous scene is hidden. The rear lid is hinged. An internal thin convex metal lid with an aperture for the winding key an engraved arrow indicating the direction of key rotation is beneath it. A gilded smooth movement mounting plate with an openwork chased round three-spokes Balance Bridge and a white metal disc with a scale and an escapement lever indicator are under the lid. Spiral repeating gongs are located around the movement. The external side of the back cover is smooth.