Repoussé Triple Case 1781 Pocket Watch – J Weliton

4,750.00

Exceptional pocket watch from 1781 made by the London maker J Weliton. This triple cased pocket watch remains in an 100% original condition without any parts being replaced in the past 240 years. Scroll down to read more about this watch.

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Thanks to the third case, which is rarely present after so many years, we find the repoussé case to be in particular good condition.
The hands and faces of all three subjects are still clearly visible. No holes, dents, scratches or soldering of any kind to be found on this exceptionally crafted mythological representation of a woman with two soldiers.

The third case is made of golden brass which is covered with a subtle two colored brown tortoise shell.
This outside case has a protective glass which has saved the repoussé case from rubbing and damage.

The inner case bears London hallmarks which dates this watch back to 1781 (year letter f).
This thin inner case is dented on the back and edge (see pictures), without any cracks whatsoever.

The white enamel dial has a classic design with Roman hour and Arabic minute markers. The dial shows minimal wear throughout which is not common given the age of this piece, and the fragility of an enamel dial. Both hands are original.

The verge fusee movement is signed by its maker.
Lovely hand cut balance bridge decorated with two birds amongst a shield and flower.
The movement has been completely serviced by our watchmaker and runs wel along the whole fusee chain with a solid tick.

Additional information

Manufacturer

J Weliton

Material

18 carat yellow gold

Dimensions

45mm/54mm/58mm

Year

1781

Movement

Key wound

Weight

117 Grams