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 has branches in many British cities.
This lovely example is a sterling silver double hinge key winding movement which is well running. The dial is excellent and is signed Climax Trip Action Patent. H. Samuel Manchester. The movement is also beautifully signed. The watch is 52mm in diameter and there are hallmarks inside both of the case backs for Chester 1906 with the makers mark for H. Samuel. Back of case has an open shield ready for initials. You will enjoy wearing this fine key wind watch. Comes with a key.
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