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.