Need help to identify it

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    Need help to identify it

    My recent purchase, but have no idea of maker and year.
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    Member Marrick's Avatar
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    East Yorkshire, UK

    Re: Need help to identify it

    That looks to be the London import hallmark for 1932: dating english hallmarks silver and gold

    The GS is for George Stockwell English silver hallmarks: British maker's marks identification GS-GGZ who were importers of Swiss watch cases and got them assayed and stamped up in the UK.

    I don't recognise the movement, but it looks a little basic. Someone else will know more.
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    Re: Need help to identify it

    It is definitely a cylindre escapement movement. Most of these have several finger bridges but this one has a 2/3 plate so it is probably a late example (fitting in with what Marrick said).

    Hartmut Richter

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    Member AbslomRob's Avatar
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    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Canada

    Re: Need help to identify it

    The red 12 suggests between 1900 and 1920, and that this was designed from the start as a wristwatch (as I understand it, the red 12 was help orient the watch for ease of determining the time, since wristwatches didn't have prominent crowns).
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