Jas McCABE, Royal Exchange, London. No 02562


Lovely repeating movement by this famous firm, circa 1860.

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Three-quarter plate fusee movement with cap jewels on balance (diamond), lever and and escape, the quarter-repeating work under the dial and complete with its two polished steel gongs mounted and unbroken. Detached lever escapement. Compensation balance, spiral balance-spring. Signed enamel dial in perfect condition, with original gold hour hand. 42 mm diameter, 9 mm deep, not including centre arbor.

James McCabe, Royal Exchange, London, watchmaker and founder of an important 19th century London firm. See the article on the firm by Paul Hackamack published in Antiquarian Horology, vol 10, 1977, pages 308-316. 

In good original and complete condition but lacking minute hand, balance-spring unpinned and the repeating train seized. Otherwise it looks undamaged, and should work properly when cleaned, but no guarantees.