Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Watch No. 7121 - sold on eBay in August

I just found this Kover watch that was sold on eBay in August. I believe it is the watch that was bought by a reader, Sam Walker of Colorado (see previous post Watch No. 7121 - bought by a reader):

Antique Pocket Watch, silver pair cases, verge - Kover, London, 1742

An unusually small, mid 18th century verge, in original silver pair cases, that needs work.
MOVEMENT : Signed (I. KOVER, London) and numbered (7121). Gilded verge movement with engraved and pierced balance cock. The balance is absent and the contrate wheel is bent. The crown wheel and the rest of the going train seem ok.
DIAL : 32.5 mm, white enamel. Perfect condition but a later replacement.
INNER CASE : 38 mm. Silver hallmarks for London, 1742, maker HR, and the serial number (7121). The marks are rubbed but readable. The case is in very good condition. The hinge and catch are fine and the case snaps shut nicely. The high dome crystal is fine.
OUTER CASE : 44.5 mm. Matching hallmarks to the inner. Again in very good condition with just a few tiny dents. The hinge, catch and catch button are fine and the case snaps shut correctly.
Kover is listed in London between 1720 and 1760.


There are some nice photographs of the watch on the original listing on eBay and on the website of Cogs and Pieces, dealers of fine antique pocket watches.

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