Pocket watch movement

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made in London found near site of battle of Prestonpans, East Lothian

Postcard of Pocket watch movement.
© National Museums Scotland

Pocket watch movement

This movement from a pocket watch was dug up near the site of the Battle of Prestonpans which took place in 1745. Dating from around 1700, the movement was one of the earliest donations to the Museum of the Society of Antiquaries.

The movement is engraved, 'I Moncrief, London'.

David Steuart Erskine, 11th Earl of Buchan, an antiquarian and collector, founded the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 1780.

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Online ID: 000-100-002-614-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.NL 9
Date: Around 1700
Late 17th - early 18th century
Material: Inscription: I MONCRIEF
Dimensions: 40 mm Dia
What: Movement, pocket watch
Subject: Jewellery: clocks, watches (NMAS Classification)
Who: I. Moncrief, London (Maker)
Where: England, London
Scotland, East Lothian, Prestonpans
Description: Movement of a pocket watch dug up in a field near Prestonpans, made by I. Moncrief of London, late 17th or early 18th century
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