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Antique Silver H Samuel Pocket Watch, 1896

Ref: LA148569

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Description

The watch has a key wound movement by the Lancashire Watch Company which is working nicely. The movement would have been bought in to be cased and prepared for onward retail by H Samuel, and in fact the movement is signed with their name. The movement is protected by an inner fitted cover which is marked with the name Climax Registered, Warranted English Manufacture Throughout.

Harriet Samuel took over her father-in-law's clock-making business in 1862 in Liverpool, she renamed the business H Samuel and moved the business to Manchester Market Street where she ran the company as a mail order business.

Later on, Harriet’s son concentrated on the retail side of the business, and the first H Samuel retail store opened in Preston in 1890, closely followed by branches in Rochdale and throughout Lancashire. Since then the company has become nationwide with branches in many British High Streets today.

The watch measures 54mm diameter excluding the stem and the loop. The case is silver and there are hallmarks inside the two back covers for Chester 1896 with a case maker's mark for H Samuel. It is in very nice condition. The inside of the back cover also has a 1901 inscription, possibly the name of a previous owner.

The watch glass is in lovely condition.

The off-white dial is signed H Samuel, Manchester. The main face of the dial is in good condition, there are some nibbles around the edge but mostly hidden by the bezel. Lovely ornate hands, a sunken 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 to three minutes over 24 hours (unless otherwise stated), which is considered respectable for a vintage watch.

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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 silver H Samuel pocket watch (LA148569) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1896.

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