Single ‘3-piece mounted on the same joint’ gilt-metal case, casemaker TH (probably Thomas Gooch, Clerkenwell). Capped fullplate fusee movement with cap jewels on balance (diamond) and escape, the barrel-bar named and bearing the number 1766. Single-wheel duplex escapement retaining the jewelled (ruby) roller. Gilt balance with poising screws, spiral balance-spring. One piece enamel dial in lovely condition bearing the number 5763, gold hands. 54 mm diameter.
William Rose, recorded as a “watch jeweller” working from 14 Vineyard Walk, Clerkenwell. Given the number 1766, which may indicate a date of birth, this may possibly be William Rose’s personal watch, but I have done no research in this direction.
NB: For a short period in London work (approx 1800-1825) the duplex escapement was considered the best for domestic use and was usually fitted in the better finished watches, other than pocket chronometers, of this same period. See my Profile No 4 Tyrer’s DUPLEX escapement… for more information about these now mostly underrated watches.
In good condition showing just a few of the expected signs of use. Winding and ticking, but not serviced by me and priced accordingly. It can be freshly serviced if wanted – my likely cost would be around £200