Good small keyless movement from this most influential firm, circa 1890.
Three-quarter plate going-barrel movement (hunter set) jewelled to the 3rd, with cap jewels on balance, lever and escape, the 1/3 x 0/6 size hollow-back Lancashire frame numbered as the top plate and stamped J.P (Joseph Preston). Single-roller detached lever escapement. Compensation balance, spiral balance-spring. Signed enamel dial, blued-steel hands. 28.5 mm diameter. 6.5 mm deep, not including centre arbor
Charles Hector Golay, 46 Myddleton Square, London. Swiss born (the Jura) but working most of his life in London, Golay was the main manufacturer, along with Nicole, Nielsen & Co, of the very best British made complicated watch work at the latter part of the 19th century. The firm also made plain watches, although examples, at least bearing their own name, are rare
Dial with the usual hair cracks, lacking minute hand, and with broken balance pivot. Otherwise in good original but rather dusty condition. Not working.
NB: A 25% discount on the price of this item will be applied if purchased with the other Hector Golay movement.
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