BARRAUD'S, Cornhill, London. No 2/1687


£ 195.00

Top quality 'all brass' movement by this famous firm, circa 1825.

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Second-series keywound fullplate fusee movement with cap jewels on balance and escape, of typical Barraud 'plain' or 'all-brass' caliper having gilt brass balance, index (lacking) and stud. Duplex (frictional rest) escapement, retaining the ruby roller, now so often missing or replaced with steel. Plain 4-arm gilt brass balance, spiral balance spring. Lovely one-piece signed enamel dial. 46 mm diameter, 13 mm deep, not including centre arbor.

Paul Philip Barraud and John Richard Lund, one of the leading London watch and chronometer manufacturers, of which the late Cedric Jagger produced a good history and checklist of their productions in his Book and its Supplement on the firm. 

NB: This movement is noted by Jagger, page 144. Given the term 'plain' by Jagger, this caliper is in reality a sophisticated and well made design having screwed rather than pinned pillars and a brass-edge that is held by screws to the pillar-plate, the dial being fixed by screws into rectangular feet. 

Edge chip to dial, at 12, lacking hands and index. Otherwise the movement appears complete with nothing broken but it is rather dirty and does not want to tick. Sold as not working.