Pocket Watches

Musical pocket watch with quarter repeating

    Musical pocket watch with quarter repeating


    Circa 1820

    Gold, brass, glass, enamel, steel; casting, gilding, guilloche, mechanical work, polishing

    Diameter 5.6 cm, thickness 1.9 cm

    Marks on rear lid inner side: “LC” in lozenge, “18K”, numbers “4902”, “3”; on cuvette: “Musique”, “S”, “N”


    Mechanical pocket watch in round open face case with two lids, polished pendant and ring. The case rim is cross-grooved. Gilded ring shaped dial with Arabic numerals for hours’ designation in enamel cartouches, minutes’ divisions on the external white enamel ring and two goldish color hands is under the spherical glass cover. The engraved ornament is between cartouches, the dial center is guilloched. The lever of the activating the musical movement is on the case rim, the lever for the strike stopping is in on the bezel. Two winding holes with rods for winding the watch musical movement with the images of engraved hands and inscriptions: “Musique”. “S”, “N” are on the matted inner lid and cuvette. Marks “LC” in lozenge, “18K” and number “4902” are on the rear lid inner side. The watch movement with brass three-spoke balance, cylindrical escapement, quarter repeater on two spiral gongs and spring motor. Musical movement with pinned cylinder, sound comb and spring escapement is activated every hour, every quarter of an hour, sound continuously or as desired, depending on the adjustment.