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Thank you for all your help..The eagle eyed may have noticed the discrepancy in regard to the apprentice date for Edwin with his master John Burchett. The first reference is an extraction by Evans from the original 1931 publication that was privately printed by the Company of Clockmakers compiled Edward Atkins (master in 1897, 1909 and 1928). Clearly being bound, as Evans records, on 3 July, 1749 is a little odd given he took Warren as his apprentice in the following year (date checked as correct).. The 1749 date is a mistake. The original 1931 entry is:
EDWIN, John, 2 August 1736, son of William:St Giles in the Fields, to John Burchett. 7 years. Freedom 7 November 1743.
This, as recorded by Moore, but usefully also providing the date when Edwin became a Freeman.
andThis is quite a mixture.
The problem, which somewhat foolishly, we might think we can resolve, is to establish, beyond all reasonable doubt, the provenance of watches that are centuries old. We are, well I know I am, doomed to fail.the clues are subtle and sometimes just a feeling.
Might the dial have also been replaced - such arcaded dials would almost certainly been available at that time, even in Edinburgh.