This lovely example is a sterling silver double hinge key winding movement which is well running. and one of our favorite makes. The dial is excellent and is signed H. Samuel Manchester. with a couple of very faint hairlines on this white dial which are almost unnoticeable . The watch is 53 mm in diameter and there are hallmarks inside both of the case backs for Chester 1894, with the makers mark for H. Samuel. Back of case has an open shield ready for initials. The case is in fine condition with just some minor marking from normal use. Comes with a fine looking sterling silver hallmarked chain which is a nice long 12”.
In 1862, Harriet Samuel (née Wolf) took over her father-in-law Moses Samuels clock-making and silversmith business in Liverpool. Harriet moved the business to Manchester's Market Street and ran the mail-order side Her son developed the retail business, and opened the first H. Samuel retail store in Preston in 1890, closely followed by branches in Rochdale and throughout Lancashire. To accommodate the growing business, the company moved to larger headquarters in Birmingham in 1912. Since then, the company has become nationwide and has branches in many British cities.
You will enjoy wearing this great looking key wind pocket watch with chain. Comes with a key, chain and a velvet presentation bag.
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