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Antique Hunter Pocket Watch, Thomas Russell

REF: LA79175
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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 signed stem-winding movement which is working nicely. The movement is protected by an inner hinged cover which has a few scratches where it has been opened in the past. The watch measures 52mm diameter excluding the winding stem and the loop. The case is silver and there are hallmarks inside the three covers for Birmingham 1919 with a case maker’s mark for Aaron Dennison who supplied cases to many different watch companies. The case has engine turned detail to both the front and back and it is still nice and crisp. There are a few minor “dings” but nothing too serious at all. The winding crown pushes in to release the front cover. Inside is a watch glass which is in good condition. The signed dial is in very nice condition and has blued steel hands, a subsidiary seconds dial and an outer minute track. 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 red Buy Now 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 Antique Hunter Pocket Watch, Thomas Russell (LA79175) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1919


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