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Illustration: Transitional 3/4 plate watch, 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 have Massey escapements and are dated between 1823 and 1830. This watch is rare because it has centre sweep seconds.