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Pocket Watch Movement - John Wickes, London, circa 1790 Object Reg. No: ST 011869

Summary:
Gents pocket watch movement, John Wickes, Cannon Street, London, no 1113, circa 1790.
Description:
White enamel dial has roman numerals.

Key wound spring; verge escapement. Fusee and chain.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Victoria & Albert Museum, 1919
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1.5 cm (Width), 4.2 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: gents watches, key watches, pocket watches, watchworks, horology
Themes this item is part of: Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Watches
Tertiary Classification: england
Inscriptions: Back plate is marked 'John Wickes, Cannon Street no 1113, London'.
Maker: Mr John Wickes, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain, circa 1790

G.H. Baillie, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, p.341 gives dates of activity 1771-1807.

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James Wickes Posted on 21 May 2014 11:47 AM
this watch was made by my Six great grandfather John Wickes of 27 Cannon Street London. Would you be so kind to take an ackual picture of it up close and mail it to me at the address below as I know I can never own it out right. I would be forever greatful as I would like to have it in our family tree book. Thank you for your valued time as I wait upon your reply.
James Wickes
48 Wyman Cresent, Bradford, Ontario
Canada L3Z 3J6

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