Most visitors online was 1660 , on 12 Dec 2020
Thanks for the help. I usually stay with American pocket watches but buy the occasional unknown I have another mystery ( to me) I'll post soon.Hi Michael,
A watch very much in the English style of the period that Paul has suggested, but without any intent to deceive regarding its origins, unlike most other examples of Swiss products made in this pattern for the UK and American markets. Are there any markings inside the case?
I'm not so sure that this watch did, but perhaps the maker did?I would not consider that this was Swiss in origin. In fact, from what I can see in the photographs, I would not be surprised if the
frame started life in Lancashire and it spent some time in Coventry
The design of English watches evolved very slowly over much of the 19th century, and even if its country of origin is open to a little doubt, the date falls into the first half of the century as Oliver suggests, based on the design of the case and dial. The hands aren't a reliable indicator, not least because they've very often been replaced, being vulnerable to damage during setting.So no good idea of where or when it's from?