I hope someone might be able to help me with the following:
My mother recently gave me my grandfather's gold wrist watch, which he wore up to his death in 1972. I don't expect it to be valuable, as my grandparents never had so much as two brass farthings, however it does have a lot of sentimental value.
The case looks like rose gold, and is roughly square, but with a round enamelled dial. There is a small second hand subdial at 6 o'clock. The numerals are in black, except for the 12, which is red. There is no maker's identification. The hands look like blued steel, and are of a "Breguet" style, but the hoops are elongated.It is hinged front and back, allowing it to be opened. The crown, I believe has been replaced since it is a different colour gold to the rest of the watch. Inside, there is likewise no identification, only the words "Swiss made" stamped on the movement adjacent to the winding crown. There is a hallmark on the inside of the case back, showing it to be 9 carat gold, imported into the UK and stamped with the London assay office import mark. The case also bears the sponsors mark GS which I believe means that the case was assayed and reassembled by George Stockwell of London. From what I can make out, the date designation is an Italic letter "m" which indicates 1927, which tallies with the fact that I believe it was a 21st Birthday present to my grandfather from his parents. There is also a stamped serial number 105128, along with multiple numbers which have been etched or engraved, presumably by watchmakers.
The watch, after gently winding, does still run, but would probably benefit from a clean and service, if it's worth doing. I'm also curious to know it it's likely to have had a strap or a bracelet if it's possible to determine such a thing.
i have attached some photos, but I would like to know the maker if possible, or whether it's just a generic "gold watch".
Thanks in advance