The Vintage Wrist Watch Company
The Vintage Wrist Watch Company is located in PERSHORE, UK
1930s Thomas Russell Full Hunter Pocket Watch
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The company name of Thomas Russell & Son was established in 1859 when Thomas Russell (who was listed as a watchmaker as early as 1848) handed over the control of the business to Thomas Robert Russell and Alfred Holgate Russell. The company was very well respected and successful and they earned a Royal Warrant, ‘Makers to Queen Victoria’… they continued to benefit from this Warrant even after it ceased upon Victoria’s death in 1901 although its continued use was only tolerated for a short while. After the partnership split, Thomas Russell continued as the proprietor of the Russell Watch & Chronometer Manufacture and Alfred Russell continued as Thomas Russell & Son. Thomas Russell & Son achieved a Royal Warrant as makers to the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. In 1881 they started importing watches from Switzerland. By 1938, the firm had become Thomas Russell & Son Watch Co Ltd. This particular watch has a Swiss 17-jewel stem-winding movement which is working nicely. The movement is protected by an inner hinged cover. The watch itself measures 50.6mm diameter excluding the winding stem and loop. The case is gold plated and is the Star model made by the Dennison Watch Case Company. The case has light surface marking from use and a few small "dings" to the back but overall it is in nice condition for a 1930s piece. The winding crown pushes in to open the front cover. Inside the plastic lens is in good condition. The signed white enamel dial is in beautiful condition with blued steel hands, a subsidiary seconds dial and an outer minute track. The watch comes on a vintage gold plated double albert chain. Each of the longer chains measure 23cm long including the clasp and T bar. The chain has some light marking but overall it is in nice condition The watch will be sent in a new presentation box. All of our watches are checked over before listing and are also checked for accuracy which is usually within around +/- two minutes over 24 hours (unless otherwise stated), which is considered respectable for a vintage watch. All of our prices include worldwide postage. Credit / debit card purchases can be made over the telephone on 01386 750238 or you can proceed via the grey 'Click to buy with Paypal' button on each listing page. We are VAT registered and all purchases are covered by Consumer Regulations. We also welcome film / TV enquiries (we have supplied Peaky Blinders, Grantchester and Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express to name just a few). Non-UK buyers are welcome but payment can be made by Paypal only. Please note that we are an on-line only business and do not have facilities for callers.
The Vintage Wrist Watch Company has clarified that the 1930s Thomas Russell Full Hunter Pocket Watch (LA77548) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1930s
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This 1930s Thomas Russell Full Hunter Pocket Watch is located in PERSHORE, UK