A few days ago I posted a thread about the two pocket watches passed down from my great Grandfather (father's side). I am still having a lot of fun learning about these watches.
Since then I learned that my great great Grandfather on my mother's side was a watchmaker in St.Hilier, Jersey, UK. Furthermore two of his watches were recently listed on antique websites, but unfortunately both were already sold by the time I got to them. I have asked the antique dealers to pass my contact information on to the purchasers, but doubt this will result in anything.
I am now eager to buy one of my great great Grandfather's watches. His name was John Pope Genge, and the movement in the pictures below is signed J.P.Genge & Co, Jersey. The pics were provided to me by Bath Antiques one of the dealers who had the watch listed.
I have scoured the internet for similar watches, but found nothing. I have also searched in several watch forums, again nothing. My next step will be to start calling antique and watch stores in Jersey.
Does anyone have any other suggestions, or know of any specific dealers in Jersey or elsewhere who may have such a watch? I realize this post is a shot in the dark, but I'm looking for any help I can get.
Thanks for reading, Rich