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    Help Identify Hallmark Vintage Silver Pocket watch w/ ceramic Dial

    Hi, I got my hands on this vintage watch. Any idea what year it is? Case has no brand but it does have a few hallmarks and a serial number. What i could make out is a lion, and "L" and an anchor image. I posted pictures, and i sure appreciate the help. Thanks

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    I'm sorry i posted the wrong picture of the face of the watch. I knew something looked rather odd. Hahaha it did gave me a nice laugh though. "How a Hamilton got in that case is a mystery." I'm so sorry about that Here is the real image of the watch and thank you so much for the info!

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    Re: Help Identify Hallmark Vintage Silver Pocket watch w/ ceramic Dial

    The case has Birmingham hallmarks, and that style of the date letter L dates it to 1885. Hope this helps.
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    Re: Help Identify Hallmark Vintage Silver Pocket watch w/ ceramic Dial

    Well, the hallmarks are sometimes hard to figure out but a quick check on your tells me the case is sterling (the lion), from Birmingham (the anchor), and from 1885 (the capital "L"). You can go to this page and see if you can find the maker mark

    Birmingham Hallmarks 1 - Encyclopedia of Silver Marks, Hallmarks & Makers' Marks

    How a Hamilton got in that case is a mystery.

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    Re: Help Identify Hallmark Vintage Silver Pocket watch w/ ceramic Dial

    Quote Originally Posted by RonD. View Post
    How a Hamilton got in that case is a mystery.
    There's two entirely different watches pictured here....stem wound and a key wound.

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