I bought this one on my trip to Cracov today at noon. I don't know much abot English watch makers, but as the presentation states, it was made in 1925.
In fact I was pretty sure to find a Swiss movement in there, as I believed English did not make pocket watch movements in 1925 any onger, but I found an English 7j full plate inside.
It is a low grade, 7 jewel movement with expansion balance, no decorations whatsoever.
It is a well known movement very often seen in English watches from late 19th Century.
The model used to be fitted with fusee chain, but this late version - as far as I can see - has just a transmission gear instead. So it's wound in the opposite direction... I wonder why couldn't they simply engage the barrel with the center wheel, like in American watches, but maybe this extra gear still has some additional funcion in the movement - I just don't know...
I'm not willing to take that apart at this moment...
Anyway - the watch is worn, it clearly has fallen badly to the ground, taken by the damage seen, but all in all it's a nice, handsome and interesting antique as a whole, even more with this nice presentation note under the caseback.
Interestingly, the movement s/n is 748266, while the case s/n is 748166. I wonder if it's by mistake or was it supposed to be that way?
Also, the movement is marked Warranted English Lever, but as far as I can teel looking from the side, it has Swiss lever escapement ('English' style angle type so called)
Not very much of a timekeeper, but runs well enough, it sems...