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I'll try to help you get a response from others by embedding some of the photos. The case is silver and looks like it's hallmarked with a leopard's head for the London office, and if that's a lower case gothic 'r', assayed in 1872. The sponsor's mark WC, which looks like it's in two circles, could be William Carter. Unfortunately the dial and movement are unsigned, based on what you've been able to photograph, so finding out any more will be hard. The circles of paper I assume you found inside are probably from servicing in the early 20th century, which doesn't help identifying the watch.

We don't give valuations, but if you look on Ebay you'll see that silver cased pocket watches are common and tend to fetch higher prices if they're by a well-known name.

Someone else may have a more confident assessment of the hallmarks and be able to identify the movement.

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It is a fairly late English verge escapement watch. 1872 is very late for a verge as nearly all watches of that period would be English lever escapements. I think the hallmark is actually 1852. Lovely piercing on the balance cock.

Watch papers were often added after a service. Sometimes embroidered and held some message of affection. They also stopped the inner and outer cases from rattling.

Nice bold figures and original hands. Possibly a railway mans watch.

So many beautiful watches unsigned. 

It is a fairly late English verge escapement watch. 1872 is very late for a verge as nearly all watches of that period would be English lever escapements. I think the hallmark is actually 1852. Lovely piercing on the balance cock.

Watch papers were often added after a service. Sometimes embroidered and held some message of affection. They also stopped the inner and outer cases from rattling.

Nice bold figures and original hands. Possibly a railway mans watch.

So many beautiful watches unsigned. 

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