Help with an old silver half Hunter
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    Help with an old silver half Hunter

    Could any one shed some light on the manufacturer of this old pocket watch I've been given. I know the hallmark is Chester
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    Re: Help with an old silver half Hunter

    I've located the Jewellers from whom it was bought
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    Re: Help with an old silver half Hunter

    The hallmarks are for Chester 1879. The movement, as is clear, is Swiss.

    A 'Hunter' is a pocket with a solid metal lid that covers the dial and crystal.
    A 'Half-hunter' is one with above mentioned lid, except there is a second crystal in a window in this lid.
    An 'Open-face- is one with an exposed crystal.

    It is not clear from the images but this one appears to be an open face.

    Kind regards

    Aditya

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    Re: Help with an old silver half Hunter

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    Re: Help with an old silver half Hunter

    Thanks for your help
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    Re: Help with an old silver half Hunter

    Quote Originally Posted by Bazzer View Post
    Thanks for your help
    That is an 'open face' watch. From the pictures and ornamental dial it appears to be a small ladies pocket watch.

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    Re: Help with an old silver half Hunter

    I doubt it. That would be "G.W." in a cigar shaped field, not an oval. It would also mean that this was made by Certina and it doesn't look quite their standard (although in those days, their standard may well not have been as good as that after WWI).

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    Re: Help with an old silver half Hunter

    It appears there were lots of manufacturers with the initials G.W. Would a German manufacturer still say it was a Swiss movement?

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