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The above watch was made by James Douglas of Chertsey in 1774. Described as: An 18th Century English verge in silver pair cases. Full plate fire gilt movement with square baluster pillars. Pierced and engraved cock, pierced and engraved foot and plate for the silver regulator disc. Fusee and chain with worm and wheel barrel setup between the plates. Plain three arm steel balance, blue steel spiral hairspring. White enamel dial with Roman and Arabic numerals, later blue steel beetle and poker hands. Matching silver pair cases, silver pendant and bow, maker's mark "IR". It sold for £1150 in November 2009.
An interesting article on Douglas clock and watch makers has just been published by the National library of Australia. It comes with several useful links that will help researchers who are seeking Douglas ancestors with this business connection.
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