Lot 4239. Pocket watch: extremely heavy, high-fine English Pocket chronometers "best" quality, signed James McCabe No. 633, Hallmarks 1816

Starting price:€ 4 500
Auction date:14.03.2020   16:30 UTC +02:00
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Lot 4239Pocket watch: extremely heavy, high-fine English Pocket chronometers "best" quality, signed James McCabe No. 633, Hallmarks 1816
Pocket watch: extremely heavy, high-fine English Pocket chronometers "best" quality, signed James McCabe No. 633, Hallmarks 1816. Approx. Ø62,5mm, approx. 197g, double case made of silver, matching Hallmarks London 1816, Convention, brand JM, signed and numbered chronometer movement, according to Earnshaw, voting usually equipped with a Z-balance with trapezoidal Weights, cylindrical hairspring, Diamond endstone, screwed gold chatons, signed and numbered enamel dial, red gold hands, very beautiful condition, excellent quality, functional, English chronometer maker. James McCabe made mainly pocket watches. For this he used inhibitions of different construction. Ultimately, he specialized on the duplex escapement. His pocket watches and chronometers he shared in three quality and price categories. To distinguish them he used different signatures: 1. James McCabe for the watches of the highest quality; 2. McCabe watches of middle quality; 3. Beatson for the watch of daily use. On 2. April 1781, James McCabe, along with 37 other watchmakers (including Emery, Frodsham, Pinchbeck and Vulliamy) is appointed to the position of "Honorary Freeman" (honorary member) of the Clockmakers Company. He was named "Junior Warden" in January 1809, "Renter Warden" in October, 1809, and "Senior Warden" at the 8. July 1811.

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