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  1. Andrew Wilde

    Prescot Lancashire.

    Go on then, I'll bite ;-) If you put "then Jane Jump" in brackets, correct Schlement to settlement, it all makes sense as describing a settlement between four parties, two of whom, Jane and Robert, later married.
  2. Andrew Wilde

    John Cross pocket watch

    I think the swallowtail balance cock, engraved Patent and the counterpoised lever he used in his earlier movements are more likely "borrowed" from the typical rack lever characteristics. Quite why he'd chose to do that, at those dates, who knows, but I think he's an interesting maker who seemed...
  3. Andrew Wilde

    Lewis Samuel

    Hi John - thanks for the date approximation - I had it down as likely circa 1850 in my notes, so I was in the right ball park. I'm comfortable with the re-case, less so with the dial probably not being original. Cheers ... Andy
  4. Andrew Wilde

    Lewis Samuel

    Just adding another example marked Lewis Samuel. It's hallmarked Chester "I" which I'm reading as 1892, so most probably a re-case. Dial looks later than the movement also. Case bears same serial number 19557 as the movement, so professionally done. Sponsor mark W.B for William Thomas Bullock of...
  5. Andrew Wilde

    The best German double sided calendar watch I have seen

    Hi qasimeisa83, Welcome to the forums. You have been posting on threads that were last posted to 2-3 years ago, so although this is a friendly and helpful place to get questions answered and find useful information, you shoudn't be surprised if posts on these old threads don't get a fast...
  6. Andrew Wilde

    Richard Hornby Pocket watch information

    I think John's jewel count -may- be a little optimistic; it doesn't look to me as though the lever or escape wheel are capped, I'm pretty sure I can see bare pivot ends in them. The other two are obscured by the balance wheel, but unlikely to be capped if the lever and escape aren't. A nice...
  7. Andrew Wilde

    Swiss (?) Goliath

    Hi Burkhard, I asked a similar question about an 8 day Goliath minute repeater recently. The mark and number you refer to are the same as on mine, and are a Swiss patent mark. Patent 7032 was granted to Amedee Douard, for "a new watch calibre for 8 days of operation" in 1893. See here Cheers...
  8. Andrew Wilde

    Swiss movement, help with manufacturer?

    captainscarlet - thank you. I've looked up Electa movements and agree the bridge and plate work looks spot on, but I've yet to find the same regulator layout. It seems a nice quality movement and would have been a pity not to be able to put a name to it....Andy
  9. Andrew Wilde

    Swiss movement, help with manufacturer?

    Hi - I was wondering if it's possible to identify the manufacturer of this movement. Made for the British market, housed in a Dennison Moon case, with a British retailers dial. I was hoping the regulator might give a clue as to the manufacturer. And I know it needs cleaning ! Thanks ... Andy
  10. Andrew Wilde

    Help Identifying an old pocket watch

    I believe the hallmark is suspect. The crispness of the outer edges and the complete lack of detail within the lion and the leopard head suggests these were only ever blocked-in outlines.
  11. Andrew Wilde

    Genuine Roskell (sold by, not made by) ?

    Thanks Graham, the movement hinge is perfectly tight. It operates smoothly and there is no hint of a wobble. It's as perfect a fit at the hinge as any watch I've had. I'll PM you about the wheel, if that's OK ... Andy
  12. Andrew Wilde

    Genuine Roskell (sold by, not made by) ?

    Hi Graham - this what you were after ?
  13. Andrew Wilde

    Genuine Roskell (sold by, not made by) ?

    Allan - if I get fed up with it I'll call, but don't hold your breath ;). It's my first rack lever in any state, so even if it's not the prettiest example I'll be holding on to it for a while. I have every intention of addressing it's various issues. Speaking of which, some more pictures showing...
  14. Andrew Wilde

    Genuine Roskell (sold by, not made by) ?

    Thanks Graham. Some further pictures, below, of the case and partial hallmarks. I'm pretty convinced it's Birmingham and date letter 'm' but more than happy to be advised otherwise as that date doesn't fit in with what's already on file, opening up the possibility of a recase. Looking at the...
  15. Andrew Wilde

    Genuine Roskell (sold by, not made by) ?

    Hi John, Graham, Allan, Thank you for your various comments on this. I will provide some additional pictures later today when I've had a chance to try to capture the case markings. I've been taking a closer look at what I've got here (it only arrived yesterday) and there are certainly questions...
  16. Andrew Wilde

    Genuine Roskell (sold by, not made by) ?

    There is no seconds bit !
  17. Andrew Wilde

    John Hawley, Coventry

    Ha! I always mistakenly start Victoria at 1840 - I clearly confuse her with the start of the Penny Post !
  18. Andrew Wilde

    Genuine Roskell (sold by, not made by) ?

    Thanks again Allan. Maybe you'll like this one better :) Arrived just this morning and needs some work, but looks to be complete and sound. Hallmarks are rubbed and need some investigating, but could be Birmingham 1811. A quick look between the plates reveals a cobweb and a dead spider, so it's...
  19. Andrew Wilde

    John Hawley, Coventry

    Hi Grant, Thanks for the Hawley family background above. It adds some welcome background to one of my watches; the movement and dustcover engraved "Thos Hawley & Co Watch Makers To His MAJESTY 75 Strand LONDON" with serial number 643. The verge movement is large, 48mm across the dial plate...
  20. Andrew Wilde

    Genuine Roskell (sold by, not made by) ?

    Oliver - thanks for the comments - so it's clearly a "Coventry" watch - movement style and case point to that. Graham - thanks, I don't doubt the signature is machine engraved. I'll take a look under the dial sometime and post a picture, but to be honest I don't really care if it's machine...
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