Here is a watch that set sail from England many years ago to make its fortune in the New World only to run aground somewhere off the coast of Cape Cod. Alas, it had a hard life, and found that making a living in post-colonial New England (specifically Massachusetts) in the early part of the 19th C was not as easy as advertised back in the mother land. OK, ok, I embellish. But does sound like the start of a cheap paperback. The retailer of this watch was Wm Williams of London. The case is base metal stamped for SH or possibly HS, those particular letters being symmetric. I bought it for the watch papers and the tortoise shell case, which is not in the greatest shape. Nor is the dial. Nor do the hands match--hence the hard life. But it is complete, and I find it an interesting survivor of the sort of watch someone in New England of modest means might own. I will put pictures of the watch papers in the next post.