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There are several entries for the name Hess in Loomes, mostly in Switzerland and Norway, but there are a couple in Liverpool; a Ralph Hess listed as a wholesaler 1848-51, and a Rosetta Hess 1825-34, occupation not listed. Neither of these are the appropriate date, but it does show that there were people with this name in Liverpool, and that it's possible that they had continental connections.Is there any information regarding the watchmaker?
The gold minute hand should be pierced like the hour hand, and the seconds hand should have a fairly long counterbalanced tail, around half the length of the pointer end. It could be steel or gold, more likely the former.I will clean dial, case and repair the movement including a new minute- and second hand.
Just jog your memory John, "The Two Richards" page 3 2017.I forgot last night, it was late, I was going to add the definition of a 'slop-seller'.