Hi all - just got a nice package in the post today: this vintage 1941 'Limit' pocket watch. It is interesting as it came with the original case (as far as I'm aware), which has the brand 'Smiths' appended inside. Got the watch running, seems to be smooth and accurate so far, but is really loud. Additionally, a really interesting engraving on the case back, nice for adding to provenance, but no relation to me whatsoever.
Does anyone have any information on this kind of pocket watch? Was 'Limit' a sub-brand of 'Smiths' or 'Smiths Empire' which was a GB company?
I'm lucky to own another piece made by 'Limit,' and both are signed Swiss, which seems to go against the possibility of it being a British watch? Or does this mean that the movement is likely to be Swiss and the case/dial British?
Cheers for the time and efforts.