Great Aunt Lucy's Pocket Watch & Fob

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    Great Aunt Lucy's Pocket Watch & Fob

    The images linked below show my great aunt Lucy's pocket watch. I am still working on cleaning the outside, but the only markings I see are D&H on the back of the fob, and what I think is
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    inside the back cover (cover side). I would like help identifying the watch, and also find someone who can restore it to working order. I don't know much about watches, but I believe this is a nail set stem watch. I would be grateful for any help someone can offer!







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    Re: Great Aunt Lucy's Pocket Watch & Fob

    Not sure if you can see it, but in the diamond shape it says 1879. So maybe great gandmother's watch instead of great aunt's.
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    Re: Great Aunt Lucy's Pocket Watch & Fob

    Moved to Vintage and Pocket Watches.

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    Re: Great Aunt Lucy's Pocket Watch & Fob

    Thank you!

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    Re: Great Aunt Lucy's Pocket Watch & Fob

    Hi and welcome
    There are no pictures of the watch
    The picture we have seems to be a 'bracket' or 'clip' to attach the pocket watch to a dress (or something)

    The initials D&H are the maker makers mark of that 'clip'. It is silver, and is dated 1879, which may or may not be the period of the watch, as I doubt the clip maker D&H had anything to do with the watch.
    D&H could be:
    D.H into a rectangle
    Daniel Hockly,
    entered 1810
    London 1811 hallmark


    Try to post pictures of the watch
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    Re: Great Aunt Lucy's Pocket Watch & Fob

    I am seeing images. Not sure why you are not.

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    Re: Great Aunt Lucy's Pocket Watch & Fob

    Quote Originally Posted by GinGinD View Post
    I am seeing images. Not sure why you are not.

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    Re: Great Aunt Lucy's Pocket Watch & Fob

    Hi there,

    no idea whether the number in the diamond frame is a year, but dial, pendant, crown, and pin-set movement indicate a production year around 1890. And hands and movement damasceening indicate that it was adapted to the American market requirements.

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    Thank you all for taking your time to help me. What you have told me is kind of exciting, for nostalgia's sake if nothing else. My second question is whether you know of someone reputable who will get it back to working order for me. Again, thank you for your help.
    Kt

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    Horologist007- look what I found thanks to you telling me it's called a "makers mark". I think this is the fob maker, don't you? Now for the watch...


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