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Watch: M/P.102-1913

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown
Retailer: Valle, Vicente del




Digital cylinder watch, in enamelled gold case.

MOVEMENT: Cocked movement, not named. Inner cover engraved 'Vicente del Valle GIBRALTAR No 20803'. Balance cock engraved with regulation scale marked 'A' and 'R', polished steel end piece secured by two screws, round ruby end stone, blued steel regulator. Brass balance scape. Wheel cock jewelled. Cock for second, third and fourth wheels at edge. Barrel bridge with hung barrel. Front plate, under dial. Grained coquette, ruby end stone. Minute disc with hour cam behind on second arbour. Jump hour lever and spring. Plate stamped '20803'. Cylinder escapement, steel wheel. Train planted clockwise around edge of movement.

MINUTE DISC: Silver, engraved ring and radial Arabic figures every 5 mins.

HOUR DISC: Silver, engraved radial Arabic chapters, star wheel behind, changing at the hour.

CASE: Gold and enamelled double backed case. Front cover with two glazed openings, a segment to view the minute disc and a door shaped aperture to view the hour disc. Front and back predominantly black enamel with two large curved light blue trumpets, small flowers and leaves, in green, white, yellow and orange. Flattened oval pendant with round ring, both enamelled en suite with case. Inside cover stamped '20803' and scratched '1856 tmxx', 'ern by 402' above 'AD 1778 sx/sx/-'. Inner cover engraved 'CYLINDRE, QUATRE JOYAUX' in arc at edge, an arrow around the winding, AJGVILLES' around hand-set hole and as above. Inside stamped '20803'.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Frank Gray Smart

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1913-06-05) by Smart, Frank Gray


19th century
Production date: circa AD 1870

Components of the work

Case composed of enamel Diameter 38 mm Height 44.5 mm Thickness 5.75 mm
Discs composed of silver
Movement composed of steel brass (alloy) Diameter 31 mm
Movement, Discs

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Vicente del Valle, Gibraltar
  • Location: Movement
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Name
  • Text: 20803
  • Location: Movement, case
  • Method of creation: Stamped
  • Type: Number

Identification numbers

Accession number: M/P.102-1913
Primary reference Number: 207268
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 8 December 2015 Updated: Wednesday 14 March 2018 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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