English Verge Fusee

        Here is a English Verge Fusee pocket watch as it was disassembled. It was made circa 1820, and all its parts were fitted and finished by hand. Each link of the fusee chain was made by hand! The upper cap jewel (on the balance bridge) is a diamond. Next to the crown escape wheel is the lower cap jewel for the verge (balance wheel assembly). The wear in the pinion of the crown escape wheel shows that this watch served faithfully for many years (probably for more than 20 years!).

balance bridge removed

balance wheel removed

verge pallets are 90 degrees apart

crown escape wheel

plate removed

under dial

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