Monthly Archives: February 2024

Unusual 18th Century Verge Pocket Watch by Thomas Beckett of Durham dated 1776!

The hallmark dates this watch to 1776, the year of the American Declaration of Independence. This is consistent with the years the watchmaker worked from c.1743 to about 1819. The maker is Thomas Beckett of Durham. The watch is in very fine condition. It features an inner sleeve to protect the movement and a glass cover over the balance. This is very unusual. The only flaws are some minor dial damage and damage to the button. All in all this is a spectacular verge. It has just been cleaned and serviced.

Price £450 (p&p £10 uk £35 overseas) posted special delivery.

Very Good Condition Waltham Crescent Street 21 Jewel pocket watch with up/down winding indicator

Very good condition Waltham Crescent Street pocket watch with up/down winding condition. Overall condition is excellent. The only flaw is some hairlines on the dial at 12 position and between 1 and 2 (see pictures). These hairlines are cleanable. The serial number is 22001372. The case and movement are in excellent condition. The case is marked Waltham Premier Keystone J Boss 10k Gold Fille. It is in excellent condition. The movement is in perfect condition and is marked Crescent St. Waltham Mass. 21J adjusted 5 positions. An excellent collectors watch.

Price £745

P&P 8.95 UK Special Delivery, £35 International