Rare Patent slow-beat lever watch.
Silver barrel-edge case hallmarked Chester 1852, casemaker EK (probably Edward Kirkman, Liverpool). Fullplate fusee movement jewelled on the balance (diamond) and 4th, the cap engraved YATES PATENTEE and stamped 'W' inside. Single-roller detached lever escapement beating half-seconds (7200 train). Large gold balance, spiral balance-spring. One-piece cream enamel dial, blued-steel hands. 51 mm diameter.
Thomas Yates, 159 Friargate, Preston, Lancashire, Patent No 11443, November 1846 – see the articles by the late Roger Carrington in Antiquarian Horology June 1975 and December 1984 for more information about this most interesting maker of slow-beating lever watches.
Repaired edge chip to the dial at 12 and the case showing some signs of wear, otherwise in good original condition. Serviced and guaranteed to be as described but, please note, no guarantee regarding timekeeping is ever provided by me on pre-worn watches - I sell history, not brand new watches.
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