Pocket Watches

Quarter repeating pocket watch with automaton

    Quarter repeating pocket watch with automaton

    Switzerland, Geneve

    Circa 1820

    Gold, steel, steel, glass, enamel; engraving, polishing, grooving, enamel over guilloche

    Diameter 5.8 cm, 140 g

    Illegible master's mark “EJM”?; on the rear lid inner side: “10662”, “3190”; on the movement “AVANCE”, “RETARD”; near the scale: “V”, “L”


    Gentleman's fine, heavy quarter repeating pocket watch with concealed automaton. The case is 18k gold, tiered, smooth, reeded band, dome with concealed frivolous automaton covered by a hinged lid. Dial is frosted, gilt, with chased flower decoration, enamel cartouches with Arabic numerals, pierced silver center, blued Breguet hands. Full plate movement, key wind, frosted, gilt, blued screws, 2 hammers, 2 gongs, verge escapement, three-arm brass balance, blued balance spring, fine florally engraved and pierced balance bridge, large silver regulator disc.