“By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.” – Victor Hugo An incredible, famous work on the history of watch making! Pocket watches became remarkable popular in the mid-17th-century, thus making them became a profitable and demanding profession. This book by Pierre Saint Marie Magdelaine details specifics on watch making. However, watchmaking was not his only forte. This work deals with astronomy and navigation, techniques on developing sundials and other chrono
teilw. mit feinen Verzierungen. Werk sign. "Favre London 1676". Fein verzierte Spindelbrücke. Goldenen Zifferblatt mit römischen Ziffern. Werk derzeit ohne richtige Funktion! Geh.-Durchmesser ca. 42mm (gemessen ohne Krone). Pocket Watch, ENGLAND ca. 17th/18th century. Case and protective case 18K gold, partially richly ornamented. Movement signed "Favre London 1676". Engraved and open-work verge bridge. Golden dial with roman numerals. Movement currently without function! Diameter ca. 42 mm (mea
A late 17th Century English verge signed Tompion in later silver pair cases. Deep full plate fire gilt movement with Egyptian pillars. Fusee and chain with worm and wheel barrel setup between the plates. Pierced and engraved winged cock with mask and extra screwed steady foot, pierced and engraved foot. Plain steel balance, silver regulator disc. Later white enamel dial, Arabic numerals, gilt hands. Matching silver pair cases hallmarked London 1777, maker's mark "WL".