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Clement Davison worked as a Jeweler and watchmaker in New York from about 1820 to 1840, and in Saratoga Springs, New York sometime before 1865 (Voss). He is listed in the Brooklyn City Directory as a watchmaker in 1829, at 79 Cranberry Street, and from 1819-1829 at 42 Fulton Street (near Pearl Street). 

Notice the interesting watch paper documentation from the War of 1812 located within the case.
 
Clement Davison Watch
 
Clement Davison Watch

Maker:
Number:
City:
Date:
Clement Davison
42
New York
1822
Description: Fusee movement with a verge escapement and round pillars in matching silver pair cases. Notice the plain regulator dial. Although the technically advanced lever escapement was readily available by this date, less expensive verge escapement examples continued to be sold. The silver pair cases have Birmingham assay date mark for 1822 and maker mark "WR" for William Ryley of Coventry. 

The watch contains an interesting hand written watch paper from Seaman William Anderson (Born 1791, Waterford) of the Schooner Ohio commemorating victory on September 13, 1813 over the British on Lake Erie under the command of Commodore Perry. Corresponding W. A. initials are scratched into the silver case supporting the provenance.

War of 1812 Watch Papers


References and recommended reading:
  • William Erik Voss (see references on Home page)