I bought this little movement last week, and it arrived today. I bought it for a number of reasons, the main one though was the name on the watch and its size, only 35mm in diameter. I had done some research, which amounted to looking through Brian Loomes books, but found nothing, so I dug a little deeper, and in Baillie, I found Willam Minchiner, London a1744. (Could he be the father of Samuel)? Then in Britten, I found I think the maker Samuel Minchiner, c1810, longcase clock London. This watch movement I would say was pre 1800. So I am asking for help on Samuel Minchiner. Plus I would like all those who like ladies watches to tell me this could have been a ladies watch or was it a normal size for the period? Allan Photographed with a 1949 Florin 24mm in diameter.