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West End Watch Co a smaller watch with a size 6 (~35mm) stem wind pin-set Swiss movement

Very common in India where they were issued to railways and other public services, probably late 1930's (there is a 37 stamped in the case so possibly 1937?)

Anyone hazard a guess at the movement?

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Good idea for a members club, John. The following are PWs that I have had in the past, most sold on now, apart from my Grandfather's Garrard and my brother's Thos. Russell.

This was the first PW I bought when I first joined the Masons, a Waltham full hunter from an American member, James. It was a size 16, with a grade 620, 3/4 plate, 15 jewel movement with patent regulator (star wheel) and Breguet hairspring. Housed in a Dennison 'Sun' gold filled case, it was a superb looking piece. It eventually went to Steve (@AVO), after having a new mainspring fitted.

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The next PW I obtained also came from America and is a Masonic dialled Elgin. It has a size 12, grade 345, 17 jewel movement housed in a 'Scepter' green gold filled case. I still have this one (although I am no longer a Mason).

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Next is Sheila's ladies PW that she asked me to get for her after seeing mine. Like a lot of ladies PWs, there are no markings evident on what is probably a generic movement, though it is encased in an exquisitely engraved and marked 9ct gold case. It's very small, barely 30mm across, about the same size as a 50p coin and is crown wound and pin set. She wears it on a long chain.

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This next PW is very special to me and my siblings, being our Grandfather's watch. I've told this story many times over the years, but will repeat here for posterity. Grandad was offered a selection of PWs to choose from when he had completed 25 years service as head gardener and master carpenter on the Haines Hill estate in Hurst. My mother recalls that he was a bit affronted not to be offered a new watch, but chose the Garrard nevertheless. We are still not sure whether it was chosen because of the similarity to our family name, because we don't think he was a watch expert. As it dates to 1845, it was already over 100 years old when he picked it. The presentation was in April of 1954, but he sadly died a few months later that same year aged 63... he dozed off at lunchtime, outside his workshop, sitting in the sun, and that's where they found him. None of us kids ever knew him, myself, the eldest, being born in the February of the same year. The watch is housed in an 18ct gold case and is key wound and set.

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Finally, here is my younger brother's Thos. Russell and Son of Liverpool PW, also bought when he joined the Masons. I don't know a lot about this one save that it's a 10 jewel movement housed in a full hunter 'Illinois' gold filled case made in Elgin, USA, and sports the famous Thos. Russell waterwheel logo and 'Tempus fugit' motto. 

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PW Thos. Russell

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5 hours ago, Roger the Dodger said:

This was the first PW I bought when I first joined the Masons, a Waltham full hunter from an American member, James. It was a size 16, with a grade 620, 3/4 plate, 15 jewel movement with patent regulator (star wheel) and Breguet hairspring. Housed in a Dennison 'Sun' gold filled case, it was a superb looking piece. It eventually went to Steve (@AVO), after having a new mainspring fitted.

I still have it, Roger, though I don’t carry it very often as I tend not to wear a waistcoat.

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