HALEY & SON PICTURE OF TOWN SQUARE PILLAR VERGE PAIR CASE GILT POCKET WATCH 1790
Charles Haley used this dial shape for some of his regulators and also to very good effect on the present clock. Charles Haley, a famous and inventive clock and chronometer maker was apprenticed in 1762 and worked for Brockbank. He was free of the clockmakers company from 1781-1825 and worked from premises in Wigmore St, Cavendish Square. In 1793 he was appointed to be one of the experts to the select committee of the House of Commons to report on Mudges chronometers.
Charles Haley is described in Brittens' 'Old Clocks and Watches And Their Makers' as being 'A celebrated maker and a patentee for a remontoire escapement in chronometers, 1796 and an Honorary Freeman of the Clockmakers Company'. The partnership with Milner until 1815 at Wigmore Street and Cavendish Square, London.