Signed: Davidt Weber Augsb.
The day-going spring-driven firegilt movement consists of going and striking trains. The going train has a chain fusee and verge escapement with balance wheel under an elaborately engraved and pierced firegilt cock with regulation via a silvered brass disc. The striking is regulated by an engraved firegilt count wheel and indicates the hours on a bell. The count wheel has Arabic hour numerals and a blued steel hand, which indicates the last hour struck. The maker has signed his work on the backplate in the following manner: Davidt Weber Augsb.
The square engraved and firegilt brass dial has a silvered chaptering ring with Roman hour numerals and half-hour divisions. The time is indicated by a single firegilt and engraved brass hand. The middle of the dial is beautifully engraved with flower motifs. The four corners around the chapter ring are embellished by engraved spandrels. The chapter ring is set in a raised moulded bezel. There is a small hole near the IX through which, if necessary, the striking can be resynchronised with the position of the hand by means of pin.
The firegilt brass case has four rectangular windows to the sides, set in firegilt frames. Top and bottom of the case have mouldings. The bell is integrated in the hinged bottom lid, which can be opened with a catch. The whole rests on four turned firegilt brass feet.
Duration 1 day
Height 9 cm.
Width 12 cm.
Depth 12 cm.
J. Abeler, Meister der Uhrmacherkunst, Wuppertal, 2010, p. 584.
David Weber was active as a clockmaker in Augsburg. He was born around 1623, married in 1653 and died in 1704.