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EW8 front
watch index 52
country British  
piece name (title): EW8 William Bellion, fusee lever
set key
plate full
plate finish gilt
date 1869
long comment 17st James Place, Liverpool, silver case #1072
case style hinge_back_bezel
case material silver
escapement lever
serial number
case marks
dial and hands
notes Gent's Sterling Silver, key wound, fusee lever, open face pocket watch, the watch made by William Bellion, 17 St. James Place, Liverpool, England, made circa 1869.



(size not provided) A Sterling silver, three leaf, open face pocket watch case with engine turned back cover and knurled edge case, marked on the inside with the following hallmarks: the lion passant - the English Standard mark for Sterling, The Chester Assay Office, and the Date Letter mark for 1869 in Chester. The mark 'HM' is noted, and may be the pocket watch case maker Henry Mansell, Liverpool (working during the same years as Wm. Bellion in the 1860-1880 years). There is a silver ball pendant and circular bow at the twelve position with keys attached. The cuvette has a single key winding aperture.


White unsigned enameled dial with Roman hour chapter, closed minute ring with Arabic markers placed every five minutes on the dial edge, subsidiary seconds bit @6 and blued steel Spade hands.


A dust cover is in place and when removed reveals a fusee driven watch movement with knopped brass pillars pinned at either end of the plates, lever escapement, stepped fan shaped balance bridge under-sprung, marked 'Patent', mono-metallic three arm balance wheel with regulator measure ruler on the plates marked for faster and slower. the plates are signed, "William Bellion, 17 St. James Place, Liverpool'.


Expected wear to the silver case with loss of clarity on the central medallion on the outer cover. Scratches to the inner case. Major hurt to value is the chipping of the porcelain on the dial within the subsidiary seconds ring.
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