LOT 177 £250/350 (01:01PM)

A pair-cased pocket watch by Richard Wilson of Liverpool, with verge movement and doctor’s dial, outer case dated Chester 1838, the watch back later engraved ‘Timed. Sayers & Heenans Great Fight May 31.1860’, engraved initials RM (NB The ‘Great Fight’ refers to what is generally considered to have been the world’s inaugural ‘world title’ boxing match held on 17 April 1860, between Heenan and Sayers (US v England), in a Hampshire field.)