john harrison pocket watch

wins_d95fe7

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:)i have a pocket watch that on the inside of the back case it states john harrison liverpool , hande ( a hole to insert a key) ,chinder escapement (a hole to insert a key), holes jewelled.the outer backcase has numbers stamped in it. whitch looks like 3333 or 3336. it takes a number 6 key . the case is gold and engraved. there is one set of markings whitch looks like ph 151:???:. can anyone give me any info on this watch. i also have pictures of the watch but will have to send by e-mail. thank you .
 

MartyR

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"Hande" and "chinder" are probably "hands" and "winder". "John Harrison" is a very common name for watchmakers. You won't find out anything more without posting photos here. Emailing them won't work.
 

Cary Hurt

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I'm pretty sure that "chinder" will actually be "cylinder" (perhaps spelled in the french manner, with an "i" instead of a "y"). If this is correct, then it's a sure sign that this is yet another moderate priced Swiss watch sold with a famous English name engraved on the cover. There are many, many examples of this type. I have two
"John Harrison" watches, one spelled with a double "s" in the last name, but the other spelled correctly. Both have modest Swiss bar lever-escapement movements.
 

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