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Rotherhams Private Label Pocket Watch, Teignmouth

REF: LA81726
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Rotherhams evolved from S Vale who were established in 1747. To begin with, the company bought in ebauché (or blank movements) but in the latter part of the 19th Century they began to manufacture their own movements. By the late 1880s, they were considered to be an important Coventry watch manufacturer producing 100 units a week.  The company continued to grow and it is estimated that they manufactured some 600,000 movements between 1880 and 1930. While not as prolific as some of the big Swiss and American factories, such as Waltham who produced 26 million in the same period, they were still considered to be among the best English “volume” maker.  Rotherhams later diversified into cycle and automobile parts and watch manufacturing ceased in the 1930s.   The watch has an English ¾ plate stem-winding movement which is working nicely. The movement is signed G Rossiter, Teignmouth. This would have been a private label watch manufactured by Rotherhams but to be sold under the name G Rossiter. The movement is protected by an inner hinged cover with a lovely 1904 engraving from G Rossiter to an employee or apprentice who was leaving his employment after five years. The watch itself measures 47mm diameter excluding the winding stem and the loop. The case is silver and there are hallmarks inside both of the case backs for Birmingham 1900 with a maker's mark for Rotherhams. The case is in good condition and there are ornate initials to the back. The watch glass is in lovely condition. The signed dial has blued steel hands, a subsidiary seconds dial and an outer minute track... the hands are initially pin-set with the small button next to the winding stem. 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 Rotherhams Private Label Pocket Watch, Teignmouth (LA81726) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1900


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