Gold openface crystal glass case hallmarked 1887, casemaker GHH (George Henry Harwood, Clerkenwell). Three-quarter plate keyless going-barrel movement jewelled to the 3rd, with hard brass setting on fusee and cap jewels on balance (diamond) lever and escape. Double-roller detached lever escapement of the inverted roller form. Top quality compensation balance with quarter-timing nuts, free-sprung balance-spring with overcoil. Signed enamel dial, original blued-steel hand. 49.5 mm diameter and weighing just under 120 grams gross.
David Glasgow, President of the British Horological Institute, London based watchmaker, author and stern critic of American machine-made watches – see his various writings in the Horological Journal and his important book of 1893 entitled Watch and Clock Making.
Dial with the usual faint hair crack, otherwise showing few signs of age or use, the case without any previous engravings or monogram. Freshly serviced (photographed prior to cleaning) and sold with my usual guarantee.