Richard Watkins Horological Books
Transitional 3/4 plate watch (unrestored), John Wood, Liverpool, circa 1823.
Transitional 3/4 plate watches are full plate watches with the balance sunk below the surface of the plate and the cock flush with it, making a much thinner watch. All except one that I know of (only 11 including this one) have Massey escapements and are definitely dated between 1823 and 1830. This watch is rare because it has centre sweep seconds; most have standard sub-seconds.
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