Allan C. Purcell
- Feb 9, 2013
Yes you are possibly right.I am having a problem with these hallmarks. I think they are London 1758. "The letter C" I also think the case-makers mark is E*B for Edward Bradshaw, 1758-1763, see Priestley. Can anyone help?
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That movement looks like good quality London work. The irregular edge to the regulator plate is consistent with pre-1760 manufacture: lace edge cocks go back at least to the 1750s.Eddywatch, thank you for that, I have also thought about the Dutch Fake angle, but I will know more when it arrives, I am told it is in full working order. Another point about the watch. is the name engraved on the top plate John Taylor, of Petworth. This too could point to Dutch fake, I have searched for this John Taylor with little success.
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That´s a WOW chap´s, first time for me to get two experts all at once. Being a member of the NA, I should have looked there. I have now printed it off, and it would appear he was a capable person. with a nice family. Plus John Taylor was thrifty and left this world with a clear conscience. I will put all I know of the watch on the board when it arrives, plus some nice photographs.
have searched for this John Taylor with little success