English lever pocket watch movement John Forrest. c1890
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About this item
This is a hunter pocket watch movement – stem wound / pin set.
The movement does not come with a winder. The movement has a lever to stop and start the balance, present but the wire is missing
The movement has a good spring and balance and will tick
Movement – the gilt ¾ plate movement has a lever escapement with a compensated balance. The movement is signed “John Forrest, Maker to the Admiralty, London, 79279” and is in 90% mint condition,
Dial – the white enamel dial a pair of gilt hands but no centre seconds hand. It is signed “Chronometer maker to the Admiralty, John Forrest, London” and is in 90% mint condition – a few minor hairlines on the edge
The movement measures 44mm x 9mm