Rare Patent keyless movement, circa 1870.
Capped fullplate fusee movement, the 16-size frame stamped JW (J Wycherly, Prescot), the fusee square fitted with ratcheted winding lever accessed via the cap and fixed dome when the case back is open - see pic of a complete watch on my website. Single-roller detached lever escapement. Compensation balance, spiral balance-spring. Enamel dial with hand setting wheel at 1. 45 mm diameter, 10.5 mm deep, not including centre arbor.
Adam Burdess, Dover Street, Holyhead Road, Coventry, watch manufacturer, PATENT No 2286, July 1869. See also Shenton Pocket Watches 19th & 20th Century, pages 92-93.
John Wycherly, one of the most famous Liverpool watch rough movement manufacturers, supplier to most of the best English finishers of his day.
Dial withs small chips, lacking hands, and all rather dirty. Otherwise all appears complete and looking like it should work when cleaned. Sold as not working.
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