A fine small spring driven table clock by this important clockmaker.
The 6 inch square brass dial is mounted with a silvered chapter ring and wing and cherub spandrels to the four corners. The centre is finely matted and the hands are well pierced and faceted.
The elegant oak case, veneered with ebony, stands only 11 ½ inches high and is in the classic style of the early period of English clockmaking. It is surmounted by a pierced basket top and an elaborate carrying handle. To each side of the case there are well cast brass sound frets.
The fully restored single fusee movement with 5 finned pillars and verge escapement runs for 8 days and has a pear shaped pendulum bob. There is a silent pull quarter repeat work on two bells. The backplate is beautifully engraved with symmetrical foliate scrolls and signed Samuel Watson to a central shaped cartouche beneath an elaborate pierced and engraved backcock apron.