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    Help identifying Pocketwatch

    Hi,

    when my great grandfather passed away I came into possession of a number of watches and pocket watches, most I guess have not been serviced for a very long time most are scratched or worn!

    As I have no knowledge im unsure if they can be repaired or its worth spending the money.

    Can anyone tell me anything about this pocket watch?

    thanks

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    Re: Help identifying Pocketwatch

    Hi and welcome.

    I know very little about pocket watches, but while you're waiting the case is sterling silver and was hallmarked in Chester. The date letter - B - is for either 1798 or 1819 (it looks more like 1819 to me) Chester Hallmarks I - Encyclopedia of Silver Marks, Hallmarks & Makers' Marks

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    Re: Help identifying Pocketwatch

    Thanks for your reply, I didn't realise how old this was... it may be a stupid question but what is the difference between a marine chronograph and a normal pocket watch?

    On side note I have more watches/pocket watches to be identified should I post one here or a separate thread?

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    Well marine chronograph implies that it was particularly accurate and suitable for navigation. However, as I understand it, there were no laws back then on the use of the term so it may mean little.

    Always start a new thread for each watch - it gets really confusing otherwise.
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    Re: Help identifying Pocketwatch

    I add this reluctantly on the date. Chester is correct but the date mark is I believe for 1885-6, this would fit with the movement which I think is a Cylinder movement which was invented around the mid 1800's by George Graham. If I am incorrect my apologies and happy to be corrected

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    Re: Help identifying Pocketwatch

    Just thought id add a better picture of the hallmarks..

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    Re: Help identifying Pocketwatch

    Marine Chronograph? Is there even chronograph works in there?
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    Re: Help identifying Pocketwatch

    What on earth were they thinking at the Chester assay office? To re-use essentially the same marks?

    I can't make my mind up, but I'd lean to 1798.


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    Re: Help identifying Pocketwatch

    Quote Originally Posted by Tick Talk View Post
    Marine Chronograph? Is there even chronograph works in there?
    I'm curious what that bright lump on the side of case is above the Two. Or is it just a trick of the photo as I can only really see it on the first photo.


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    Re: Help identifying Pocketwatch

    Quote Originally Posted by NeilA View Post
    I add this reluctantly on the date. Chester is correct but the date mark is I believe for 1885-6, this would fit with the movement which I think is a Cylinder movement which was invented around the mid 1800's by George Graham. If I am incorrect my apologies and happy to be corrected
    I am also happy to concede the date ID.
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