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New to me pocket watch

New postby micky0121 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:07 pm

Hi all
Just bought a verge pocket watch , my first one . It runs great but I would a little info help please . on the inside it has Thomas Simcock Warrington 208.
The hallmarks are a T an Anchor and a Lion with V+Co.
Can anybody help please ?.
Thank you .
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Re: New to me pocket watch

New postby Glyn Meredith » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:05 pm

Pics please, Mickey.This will help us to be more accurate with advice.

But ... T is probably the date mark - if it's a capital T it could be 1791 or 1868 ... it depends on the style of the setting for the letter. The anchor is the hallmark for Birmingham. Lion is the mark for sterling silver (.925). The other letters/words are the makers marks.
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Re: New to me pocket watch

New postby Dch48 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:19 pm

Yes we need a picture of those hallmarks. The T is definitely a date code but they changed fonts and styles frequently. It could be 1791,1817,1842,1868,1893,or 1918. the dates after 1842 are highly unlikely because they moved to lever escapements about 1850. The V+Co could be the silversmith who made the case. Cases and movements were made separately.
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Re: New to me pocket watch

New postby micky0121 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:14 pm

Hi
Sorry tried sending photos .but files to big . even one photo will not go .
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Re: New to me pocket watch

New postby micky0121 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:36 pm

Sorry for the bad manners . Thanks for the answers . I now have to figure out how to shrink the photos to get them here :?:
Will try once figured.
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Re: New to me pocket watch

New postby micky0121 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:01 pm

Lets try again :oops:

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Re: New to me pocket watch

New postby micky0121 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:02 pm

And more :P

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Re: New to me pocket watch

New postby micky0121 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:04 pm

Great big THANKS and sorry if I broke any posting rules ?.
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Re: New to me pocket watch

New postby Glyn Meredith » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:27 am

Thanks for posting pics. I've placed them inline for better viewing.

The "t" date letter is Birmingham assay 1817. R G would be the watch owner's initials.
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Re: New to me pocket watch

New postby micky0121 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:04 am

Cheers Glyn.
Even for the "getter viewing " :)
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Re: New to me pocket watch

New postby Dch48 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:58 pm

I have a watch very similar to yours that is from 1828. It's amazing to me that these 200 year old timepieces still run at all.
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Re: New to me pocket watch

New postby Marty101 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:53 am

Two hundred years-amazing is the word. Thanks for showing this one,Mike. :D
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Re: New to me pocket watch

New postby micky0121 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:51 pm

Hi all
And thanks for the help on the watch . I find it fantastic that this can work after 200 yrs . the work it involved to make this little beauty . just listening to her tick brings a smile to my face . Amazing the pleasure it brings.
Cheers everyone.
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