Description: • gilded full plate lever movement, double S balance wheel with two gold timing screws and two gold adjusting screws, decoratively engraved balance bridge, diamond endstone, fusee and chain, hammers striking a toc, gilt dust cap • white enamel regulator type dial eccentric hour dial with Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute track, subsidiary seconds, pink gold hands • 18k yellow gold consular case, •
movement and cap
signed and numbered Josiah Emery, Charing Cross London, 1125, dial signed Emery, London, case with
maker's mark incuse for Valentine Walker, hallmarked London 1788
Dimensions: diameter 63 mm
Condition Report: Movement not running at the time of cataloguing. The train runs when pressure is applied but the oil have coagulated to such as extent that both the going train and the repeating trains are not running. The dial and hands in very good condition, no hairlines visible at the time of cataloguing. The case with scuffs throughout consistent with wear. The back cover will not close completely. The cap with a scratch to below and to the left of the winding square. Hallmarks and makers mark to the case in very good condition, visible and sharp. The watch has not been tested to determine the accuracy of its timekeeping. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and that a service may be required at the buyer's discretion.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."
Literature: Antiquarian Horology, Vol. 22, No. 5, 1996, pp. 394-401
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