Watch, Watchmaker: Robert Grinkin (British, born after 1605, Clockmakers' Comapny 1632, died 1661), Case: silver; Movement: gilded brass and steel, partly blued, British, London

Watch

Maker:
Watchmaker: Robert Grinkin (British, born after 1605, Clockmakers' Comapny 1632, died 1661)
Date:
ca. 1640–50
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Case: silver; Movement: gilded brass and steel, partly blued
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 1/2 × 1 1/4 in. (3.8 × 3.2 cm)
Classification:
Horology
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.1482
Not on view
The plain silver dial and blued-steel hand of this watch display their maker’s fine sense of design. The clearly engraved chapter ring registers hours and quarters, probably approaching the limits of precision in a watch of this type. The glass cover may have been made to emphasize these features, perhaps at the same time when the present pendant and finial were added.
Signature: On the back plate of the movement: Robert Grinkin / Londini
J. Pierpont Morgan (until 1917; to MMA)