Museo Galileo
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Double-case watch
    • Setting:
      Room XVIII
    • Maker:
      Josiah Emery
    • Place:
    • Date:
      ca. 1780
    • Materials:
      gilt brass, enamel
    • Dimensions:
      clock diameter 49 mm; thickness (with glass) c. 30 mm; outer-case diameter 56 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Double-case watch (Inv. 3854)
    • Double-case watch (Inv. 3854)

Watch made by Josiah Emery. The smooth outer case encloses the fretworked and decorated inner case. The enamel dial has Roman hour numerals. The gilt hands are pear-shaped: the minutes hand is not original. The movement, complete with removable dust cap, is exceptionally well made, with a chain fusee and cylinder escapement. The hours and quarter-hours are repeated by a bell.