Identifying Swiss Make Pocket Watch?

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    Identifying Swiss Make Pocket Watch?

    Hi guys,

    Just wondering if any of you could give me any info on this old 'SWISS MAKE' silver pocket watch of mine?

    All that is written on the case and movement (the parts that you can see at least) are the words 'SWISS MAKE'.






    Any info (possible maker, date, etc) or comments will be very much appreciated.

    Thank you for taking a look

    Russ

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    Re: Identifying Swiss Make Pocket Watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by R.J.B View Post





    Any info (possible maker, date, etc) or comments will be very much appreciated.

    Thank you for taking a look

    Russ
    It is hallmarked as a silver case assayed in Birmingham England in 1887. The movement is a classical 19th century Swiss generic. The assembler might be able to be identified from some movement markings but the pic has insufficient detail for my eyes.... and sometimes this info is on the dial side.

    .... further the 8-Ball sayeth naught....
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Identifying Swiss Make Pocket Watch?

    The case maker's mark, if it is LC, is listed here:

    Birmingham Makers Marks - L

    but alas not identified.
    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."

    Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)


    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

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    Re: Identifying Swiss Make Pocket Watch?

    Birmingham LC case maker mark (if the surrounding cameo has cut corners - not easy to see from the pics but I think it has) was registered 13 April 1885 by Laura Clarke, 16 Percival Street, Clerkenwell, London. It fits well with the Birmingham 1887 hallmark.
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