Info on John Bennett pocket Watch ~1880 please

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    Info on John Bennett pocket Watch ~1880 please

    Hi All,
    I'm new to pocket watch ownership and wondering what information might be known about the following watch?
    If I read the assay mark correctly, its approx date is 1820.
    Movement No. 343XX


    Thanks in advance for any and all information.



    Barry
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    Last edited by Ben_hutcherson; January 3rd, 2018 at 15:51. Reason: Change date in title per poster's request

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    Re: Info on John Bennett pocket Watch ~1820 please

    The inside case is engraved: "MAKER TO THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY"

    That would be the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. I imagine that if you contacted them, they might be able to give you some information. It's famous for timekeeping and geography, mapmaking and navigation around there.

    BTW: Capital E in a shield for LONDON = 1880.
    "Pipes are occasionally of extraordinary interest...nothing has more individuality save, perhaps, watches and bootlaces."

    - Sherlock Holmes.

    'The Yellow Face'.

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    Re: Info on John Bennett pocket Watch ~1820 please

    Shangas,
    thank you for the date correction.

    I would normally edit/correct the post. But as a new user I don’t get edit functions for 10 days

    thanks

    Barry

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