The watch has the original movement dust cover that is removed by releasing the blue crescent moon shaped slim catch anti-clockwise. All hinges are in good condition. The watch is key wind and key centre-hands time set. The original time set key are included. The watch movement incorporates the patented'trip action' that combines the functionality of a'dummy' Fusee wheel with a Safety Pinion that protects the workings in the event of a breakage of the mainspring, etc.It winds anti-clockwise in the style of an English Fusee, however. This movement may have been specific to H.
The watch is in very good antique condition with some signs of wear and small dimples to the back and a very small nick at the 12 o'clock position on the glass, but this is doesn't detract from the overall watch appearance and would be commensurate with it's age. Not bad for a 122 year old! It is working intermittently and requires service/cleaning to bring it to full working order.
The interior back has the letter/number'RS4388' inscribed which could relate to a jeweller's mark from a previous cleaning. This is a substantial watch that weighs 130g with a diameter of 5.5 cm and 2 cm depth. A terrific watch to add to a collection or just to add style to your waistcoat.Probably styled for a man but who says a woman wouldn't like to have it! As this is an antique timepiece no guarantee is supplied or implied. H Samuel - Harriet Samuel took over her father-in-laws Liverpool based clock making business in 1862 and named it H. Samuel, later opening in Rochdale and other Lancashire locations before becoming the company of today. This watch carries the H.
S mark used by the company from 1896 to 1903, located at Market Street, Manchester. The Lancashire Watch Company was formed in 1899 to counter the influx of inexpensive pocket watches from America. Prescot and the surrounding area was at that time the largest producer of English pocket watches but it was a cottage industry with components being made in homes and supplied to watch producers. Formation of the company brought component production and assembly under one roof using more modern American style production methods.The TPH maker's mark stands for Thomas Peter Hewitt, company director. Unfortunately the company had financial problems and closed in 1910. We try to accurately describe the items we offer for sale but please review the photographs carefully as they also form part of the description. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Pocket Watches". The seller is "vintageofallkinds" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.