Good slim gold watch by this famous watch and chronometer maker.
Engine-turned 18ct gold case with barrel edge hallmarked London 1839, casemaker HH (Henry Hardy, Clerkenwell). Three-quarter plate fusee movement with cap jewels on balance (diamond) and escape. Single-roller detached lever escapement. Gold balance, spiral balance-spring. Engine-turned gold dial, original blued-steel fleur de lis hands. 41.5 mm diameter, only 12 mm deep, including glass.
John Roger Arnold, the famous son of a famous father, and one of the few watchmakers to offer customers a complete range of escapements, from verge to spring-detent.
NB: This watch is one of the last known examples sold by John Roger (he died in 1840). It is a fashionably small and slim watch, in the 'continental' style, which was then in vogue due to the move from trouser pocket to waistcoat - the size of watch which Pierre-Fredrick Ingold, helped by Adolphe Nicole and Jules Capt, began to 'machine manufacture' in London.
The case showing just slight signs of the expected wear to the light engine-turning, otherwise in fine original condition and a most wearable size. Serviced, guaranteed and supplied with a properly fitting key if required.
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