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Watch: PW.21 & A-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Gregory, Jeremie




Verge clock watch, re-cased in gilt metal case.

MOVEMENT: Full plate movement engraved 'Jere Gregory London'. Balance cock with pierced and engraved table, free form edge, small pierced and engraved foot, free form edge. Brass balance. Steel sliding regulator registering on engraved scale in top plate, ends marked 'F' and 'S'. Tangent set-up on top plate having foot only of blued steel set-up pointer, brass wheel, steel worm with plain blued steel pivot blocks. Silver locking plate engraved with radial Arabic figures. Fusee iron post tulip shaped. Pierced and engraved fixed striking barrel. Case bolt on brass edge, nib projecting from brass edge. Potance and counter-potance riveted to top plate. Hammer arbour turned. Plain blued steel striking gates. Striking barrel pierced and engraved, fixed to top plate. Pillar plate with four Egyptian pillars with single loop pediments, and one turned steel pillar. Second, third of going train, and fourth wheel of striking train pivoted in plate under dial. Fusee and chain, barrel with one lip, tangentset-up on top plate. Verge escapement. Train planted anti-clockwise. Striking train of five pinions, plain end pinion arbour. Striking train planted clockwise.

BRASS EDGE: Three feet, engraved wheat ear border on inside

DIAL: White enamel on copper, outer ladder quarter hour circle, radial Arabic chapters.

HAND: Blued steel beetle hour (minute hand missing).

INNER CASE: Plain gilt metal with broad pendant, scratched on the inside 'AD 1816' under the bell.

OUTER CASE (A): Plain gilt metal, single ring of holes around bezel. Scratched inside 'Wreyg' and 'AD 1816'.


History note: Unknown before S.G. Perceval (1838-1922)

Legal notes

Spencer George Perceval Bequest, 1922

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1922) by Perceval, Spencer George


Circa 1680 CE - 1800 CE

Components of the work

Dial composed of enamel ( on copper) copper
Cases composed of gilt metal
Movement composed of silver brass (alloy)
Movement, Hand composed of steel
Movement (back Plate) Diameter 34 mm
Movement (pillar Plate) Diameter 36 mm
Movement (brass Edge) Diameter 40 mm
Inner Case Diameter 45 mm Height 62.5 mm Thickness 23.25 mm
Outer Case Diameter 52 mm Height 65.5 mm Thickness 24.75 mm
Movement (pillar) Height 7.75 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 'Jere Gregory London'
  • Location: Movement
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Maker's name
  • Text: 'AD 1816'
  • Location: Case
  • Method of creation: Scratched
  • Type: Number

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PW.21 & A-1923
Primary reference Number: 207290
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 9 December 2015 Updated: Wednesday 4 March 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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