William Hardy. A fine early 19th century silver open face pocket watch Numbered 617, London Hallmark for 1821
Lot 49*
William Hardy. A fine early 19th century silver open face pocket watch Numbered 617, London Hallmark for 1821
Sold for £1,250 (US$ 1,956) inc. premium

Lot Details
William Hardy. A fine early 19th century silver open face pocket watch
Numbered 617, London Hallmark for 1821
Full plate gilt brass movement with bimetallic key-stone weighted compensation balance, Duplex escapement with ruby cylinder and impulse, diamond end stone, enamel dial with black painted Roman numerals, gold spade hands, subsidiary seconds at 6, heavy polished silver case with dial and movement signed
56mm.

Footnotes

  • William Hardy was awarded a prize by the Society of Arts for his work on his compensation balance. He is listed by Tony Mercer, Chronometer makers of the world as working on a compensation balance and cross bar with vertical pillars, which he called a 'permanent compensation balance.' He also wrote numerous articles for the Journal for the Society of Arts between 1804-1825.
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