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Charles Merrill was listed as the son of Charles Merrill and apprenticed in 1810 under his father (Note: From GH Bailles). Charles was a watch maker in the Richmond district and made this Verge with a three arm flat steel balance, 9 jewels, with diamond end stone.

This watch was cased by James Jackson of 10 Norman street and the case number and movement number match, Serial Number 109. The London Hallmark is a small r for 1832. It has the Lion passant for sterling, and is about 17 Lignes or about a 14 size OF watch with a swing out movement. This slow beat verge is an accurate time keeper for having a flat steel balance. This watch was already out of date for the times, considering Rack Levers (known by patent/detached appearing on the balance cock). Watches had already been developed and were more accurate time keepers.

Courtesy of Keith Richmond.

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