MADE CIRCA: 1818
MATERIAL: Yellow Gold & Enamel
MOVEMENT: Verge Movement
CASE DIAMETER: 44mm
Edward Prior (1812 - ?) was son of the English watchmaker John Prior.
Working with his brother, George (1750 - 1825), Edward Prior made watches predominantly for the Turkish market. After the death of Edward Prior, the company continued with Swiss watchmaker Constant Piguet creating a pocket watch in collaboration with the Edward Prior company that featured Westminster Chime, intended for the Ottoman market.
Watches made by Edward Prior can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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