Search results

  1. Andrew Wilde

    Un-named rack lever watch

    Took delivery of this rack lever pocket watch a few days ago. It bears no engraving other than the balance cock - no name, place, serial number - nothing. There's nothing under the dial nor the balance cock - completely anonymous. I was wondering if any of its characteristics looked familiar to...
  2. 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
  3. Andrew Wilde

    Genuine Roskell (sold by, not made by) ?

    I realise that what I have here isn't a Roskell watch made by Robert snr in the early 1800's ! I know that the Roskell family were in involved in the watch/jewellery trade into the late 1800's and used the Roskell name on pieces they offered from a variety of sources, but I don't have examples...
  4. Andrew Wilde

    Watch and clock repair prices from 1795

    While researching a Leicestershire Verge movement, I came across a document online at Leicester University by J.A.Daniell, titled "The making of clocks and watches in Leicestershire & Rutland". It includes a fascinating section on the formation in 1795 of a society of the county's clock and...
  5. Andrew Wilde

    Help identifying 8 day, minute repeater movement

    Not sure if this belongs in the watches or clocks forum - I'm sure an Admin will move it if it doesn't belong here in watches. A friend asked me to take a look at this - an 8 day, minute repeater movement in a very nice, all silver travelling case. It came with the movement out of the case...
  6. Andrew Wilde

    Thomas Bott & Co, Liverpool, any information appreciated

    Pictured below is a watch by Thomas Bott & Co, Liverpool. I mentioned it in a thread in the American forum, in relation to the dial - it has a similarly proportioned dial and subseconds dial to a watch being discussed there, which I believe is unusual and visually pleasing. I didn't illustrate...
  7. Andrew Wilde

    A.T&Co, model '57, case mountings ?

    My main interest is English pocket watches but I have a small side collection of pre-1900 Walthams. For a while now a hole in that collection has been a model '57 Appleton Tracy grade - they simply don't turn up very often in the UK, and never at a price I can justify - I collect on a budget ...
  8. Andrew Wilde

    Watch Waltham mainspring supplies in the UK ?

    Hi - I was wondering if anyone knows of a UK supplier of mainsprings suitable for Waltham pocket watches. Mainly needing springs for 18s models 1857, 1876, 1883. Any pointers greatly appreciated. Thanks ... Andy
  9. Andrew Wilde

    Vale & Company, Coventry, early verge, 1788

    Bought remotely at a public auction, it was the only pocket watch in a specialist watch sale, described simply as a "globe pocket watch" with just a picture of the front. It looked 18thC and I've a soft spot for those, didn't have time to request an image of the movement so registered a low bid...
  10. Andrew Wilde

    3/4 plate Massey 3 - likely date ?

    This was included in a job lot of Massey 3 movements and I think is quite unusual, being a 3/4 plate. It's by Hatfield & Hall of Manchester, who worked together from 1831 to 1845, but I was hoping someone might be able to help narrow that down. The serial number is 3827, but I don't know if the...
  11. Andrew Wilde

    new member testing understanding - please ignore

    This should include an image of a Stewart Dawson watch movement
Our 2021 National Meeting in Hampton Roads Virginia
Topic related ad experiment
Know Your NAWCC Forums Rules!

Find member

Forum statistics

Latest member
Encyclopedia Pages
Total wiki contributions
Last edit
How to wire a 24 volt secondary for a 12 volt ITR/IBM Master clock system by Toughtool