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Antique 1895 Rotherhams Silver Full Hunter Pocket Watch

Ref: LA173913

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Description

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.

This particular watch has a full plate key winding movement which is working well. The movement is signed Rotherhams London.

The watch itself measures 51mm diameter excluding the winding stem and the loop. The case is silver and there are hallmarks inside all three covers for Birmingham 1895 with a maker’s mark for Rotherham & Son. The case has light surface marks from use and a small "ding" to the front cover but overall it is in nice condition for an 1890s piece.

The winding crown pushes in to open the front cover. Inside there is a glass lens which is in nice condition.

The signed dial is in nice condition.

The watch has gold hands and blued steel sub seconds hand. (the hour hand is later although antique.

The watch comes in a new presentation box.

ALL OF OUR PRICES INCLUDE UK AND WORLDWIDE POSTAGE.

All of our watches are checked over before listing and are also checked for accuracy which is usually within around +/- two to three minutes over 24 hours (unless otherwise stated), which is considered respectable for a vintage watch.

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Please note that we are an on-line only business and do not have facilities for callers. Our offices are open from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

With regards to appraisals / valuations, we receive a huge number of information requests each day and unfortunately do not have the manpower to deal with them all individually. Our advice would be to contact a local auctioneer for a full appraisal.


Declaration

The Vintage Wrist Watch Company has clarified that the Rotherhams Silver Full Hunter Pocket Watch (LA173913) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1895.

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