Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Watch No. 7121 - bought by a reader
"I’ve been enjoying your blog, particularly the Old Bailey reference.
I picked up a Kover watch (#7121) on ebay. Very small, not running (but might yet run), London hallmarked for 1742-3."
"As to getting it running again, the entire drive train, from mainspring-fusee to escape wheel, seems to be fairly functional but it’s missing the balance wheel and staff.
As mentioned it is a very small movement (about 34mm across the dial) and finding a replacement will be difficult. I may have to get one made, if that’s even possible or affordable, which brings me to another problem, there are very few people in the States who work on (or even know about) verge-fusee watches. So, we’ll see."
He subsequently sent me some lovely photos of his watch which I've included above and below. Thanks Sam; please let us know whether you manage to get it repaired.