Enamelled Watch and Pair-Case, England

Enamelled Watch and Pair-Case, England

Enamelled Watch and Pair-Case (Open)
England
1625-1650
Museum no. 446-1884

This enamelled gold watch was made in England and dates from between 1625-1650. The movement and dial were replaced by Arlander Dobson London and it is thought that this work was also carried out during this period.
The watch sits in a silver engraved, late 17th century, pair-case that bears the Stuart Royal arms in garter, the crested helm and supporters. It is monogrammed with the initials C.R. and the defaced inscription 'This watch was a present from ye king of the Earl of Monteith'.
It is thought that the watch originally belonged to Charles I and was later presented by Charles II to William Graham, 19th Earl of Monteith (1661-94).