Charles Fasoldt, Albany, NY. A very rare silver openface watch
Series I, No. 164, 1860's, Signed on the escape wheel bridge as "C. Fasoldt / Albany.N.Y.", on the third wheel bridge as "Pat.Feb.1.1859 / Apr.5.1865 No.164."and under the balance as "and patent applied for"
Gilt Series I bar pattern movement jeweled to the third wheel, key wound barrel with polished steel click and spring, key set, partly blued bimetallic balance with numerous gold poising and timing screws, blued spring with overcoil, proprietary polished gold micrometer regulator conforming to the shape of the balance cock, Fasoldt's double wheel modified lever escapement with jeweled pallets, white enamel dial signed "C. Fasoldt's Patent / Chronometer / Albany N.Y." minute ring enclosing roman chapters, blued breguet hands, sunk subsidiary seconds, plain silver case with casemaker's cameo punch "EH"