John Roger Arnold Early Stemwind
Fine and rare John Roger Arnold early stemwind 18K gold antique pocket watch
Heavy engine turned case (even pocket wear) with button in the coin milled
band to open the spring-hinged cover. Fine silver Breguet style engine turned dial with
blued steel hands. Fine gilt 15 jewel lever movement with gold balance, giant regulator,
unusual temperature compensation curb, and an early form of Priest's keyless winding.
The crown of this watch winds in one direction only and the hands are set manually.
For a period of time Thomas Priest worked as a foreman for Arnold.
John Roger Arnold was born in 1769 and served an apprenticeship with both
his father (the famous watch and clockmaker John Arnold) and the eminent French
watchmaker Abraham Louis Breguet. He became Master of the Worshipful Company
of Clockmakers in 1817. In 1787 he and his father founded the company
Arnold & Son. After his father's death in 1799, John Roger continued the
business taking John Dent into partnership from 1830 to 1840.
After his death in 1843 the company was bought by Charles Frodsham.
Diameter 52 mm
NOTE: The small circles or shadows in some of our photos
are reflections of the camera lens. Since this watch is much smaller than in the
enlarged photos, a tiny blemish or imperfection that you could not see when looking
at the actual watch can appear very large in the photos.