Need Help With a Pocket Watch Please URGENT

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niclive
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Need Help With a Pocket Watch Please URGENT

Postby niclive » Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:18 pm

Hi all,
I have a pocket watch that i have no idea on any details other than it has some hall marks on the back. i have figured the silver one and the Chester but the other two i cannot. can you help please the maker stamp is W & F and the date stamp is an E that kind of looks like a back to from 3 in a square with rounded edges. it also has the number 23002 stamped on it too, sorry i dont know how to add photo's

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Thanks For your help guys!
Nikki

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Re: Need Help With a Pocket Watch Please URGENT

Postby dognose » Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:41 pm

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

Your question cannot be answered without the required images. The below should help you:

How to Add Images

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http://www.tinypic.com is recommended. Embedded images get a far greater response than just posting links.

Remember to use the 'Preview' button before submitting your post.

Trev.

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Re: Need Help With a Pocket Watch Please URGENT

Postby niclive » Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:59 pm

Here are the images, i'm sorry i'm rubbish with technical things lol
i tried to embed them but they are too big it says

http://i57.tinypic.com/515389.jpg
http://i61.tinypic.com/28tbztf.jpg
http://i60.tinypic.com/16ao2rr.jpg
http://i60.tinypic.com/2dvph8l.jpg

Hope this worked

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Re: Need Help With a Pocket Watch Please URGENT

Postby dognose » Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:09 pm

Hi Nikki,

Well done with the images.

The casemaker was Ward & Francis (Alfred Ward and William Francis) of 39, Croft Road, Coventry. The case was assayed at Chester in 1905.

See: http://www.925-1000.com/dlc_chester.html

Trev.

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Re: Need Help With a Pocket Watch Please URGENT

Postby niclive » Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:13 pm

Awesome! thank you Trev
so what are the 2 stamps on the front?
i find this sort of stuff very interesting and wish i had the time to get deeper into this area!

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Re: Need Help With a Pocket Watch Please URGENT

Postby dognose » Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:32 pm

The first is the Lion Passant, indicating the silver standard of 925/1000 (Sterling). The second is the date letter 'f' (also 1905) struck by the Birmingham Assay Office. This would appear to indicate that the watch is a marriage of parts.

Trev.

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Re: Need Help With a Pocket Watch Please URGENT

Postby AGHEAD » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:16 pm

Or they had that part of the watch assayed in Birmingham, as there mark was registered there as well.

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Re: Need Help With a Pocket Watch Please URGENT

Postby dognose » Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:41 am

Hi,

No, I don't believe that would be possible. The pendant is a possible detachable part and that is why it has only been applied with partial marks, the maker's mark would have been struck on the original case.

Trev.


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