Nice video of an Earnshaw Chronometer escapement in action. This highly accurate and popular chronometer escapement has found its way into high quality watches. carriage, skeleton and other clocks and many ships chronometers and remains one of the most accurate escapements of all time. Earnshaw’s escapement encompasses the detent which he modified into a spring detent rather than pivoted detent. Although his employer patented the spring detent Thomas Earnshaw is credited as being the designer of this improvement. It has become the most used escapement in marine ships chronometers and is beautiful to watch in action. It’s well known as [More]
Verge Pair Case Silver Pocket Watch c1861 This solid silver hallmarked pair case Verge pocket watch has been fully refurbished and serviced. The movement is unsigned. Supplied with key. £495 Stock number 598
Verge fusee pocket watch in silver pair case made in London. These antique fusee watches are still fairly easy to find at affordable prices but are becoming  highly collectible so grab one while you still can.
Video Slide show of a common English Verge Fusee pocket watch. The sound comes in later into the video. Listen to the unique ‘tick’ of the verge escapement. These pre-mass production watches were clear and beautiful examples of the machining abilities of our ancestral watchmakers. Incredible abilities and craftsmanship learned through an intense and carefully monitored apprenticeship program. The silver pair case was commonly used on these verge fusee pocket watches. The pair case consists of an inner case in which the movement is mounted and an outer ‘protective’ case into which the inner case fit snugly. This outer case [More]