Reference Name LCNUG : 1927/1319
A quarter repeater watch set into a ring. It is believed to be the famous watch presented to King George III, who gave Arnold 500 guineas 'for his pains.'
case silver and gold (2 shades at least), signs of repair to case; dial enamelled one firing on copper, secured by one screw at 3 o/clock; repeat lever at 4 1/2, wind to 3 1/2 o/clock; plain backplate, french style; bridge pierced with steel endpiece; gold balance wheel, steel cylinder, brass escape wheel; fixed barrel; 3 turn hairspring; pierced gold hands; french repeater speed adjustment, 1/4 repeater, chain wind, allow nothing by rocking; silver set, gold mounted; rose diamonds
- case diameter: 1.8 cms
- finger hole diameter: 2 cms
- dial diameter: 1.3 cms
- movement diameter: 14 cms
Material: silver, gold, diamonds, enamel & glass
Period: 18th Century
Production Place: London, UK
watchmaker: Arnold, John
Commentary: A quarter repeater watch set into a ring. It is believed to be the famous watch presented to King George III, who gave Arnold 500 guineas 'for his pains.' The ring is silver and gold, set with diamonds. The watch has an enamel dial with Roman numerals and Arabic minutes, with a pierced gold hour hand. The watch has a going barrel to a cylinder escapement, with a French-style quarter repeater on a single bell.