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3 minutes ago, JoT said:

Lancashire Watch Co English Lever movement (although I believe at this time LWC were using a Swiss lever escapement). Another oddity is that the movement has what is known as a dummy fusee so it winds in the anticlockwise direction the same as earlier genuine fusee watches, the hands are front set which is a bit fiddly unless you have a key with a rotating top. Silver case, hallmark indicates the watch is from 1901 which sounds about right. I will take the dust cover off and take a photo of the movement when I get chance

 

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That is really beautiful.

Oftentimes Roman Numerals feel a little unbalanced to me, but they seem to have a symmetry (albeit with a slight offset) to them here that I'd not really noticed before and it just looks beautifully laid put.

 

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45 minutes ago, JoT said:

Lancashire Watch Co English Lever movement (although I believe at this time LWC were using a Swiss lever escapement). Another oddity is that the movement has what is known as a dummy fusee so it winds in the anticlockwise direction the same as earlier genuine fusee watches, the hands are front set which is a bit fiddly unless you have a key with a rotating top. Silver case, hallmark indicates the watch is from 1901 which sounds about right. I will take the dust cover off and take a photo of the movement when I get chance

 

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The movement with the dust cover removed

 

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42 minutes ago, Bricey said:

That is really beautiful.

Oftentimes Roman Numerals feel a little unbalanced to me, but they seem to have a symmetry (albeit with a slight offset) to them here that I'd not really noticed before and it just looks beautifully laid put.

 

I agree it is a cracking dial, I love the bold numerals

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33 minutes ago, JoT said:

The movement with the dust cover removed

 

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I agree it is a cracking dial, I love the bold numerals

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Nice timepiece, going barrel, with quality bi-metallic compensated balance..  Unable to determine, from the image, if it has a Breguet over coil hairspring?

Unusual spring clip on the dust cover, ‘3’ pips, have only seen a few with this arrangement previously, normality only 1.

Believe these timepieces, with this style of dial, would be used/worn (mainly) by employees of the Railway/Postal service.

 

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4 minutes ago, Karrusel said:


Nice timepiece, going barrel, with quality bi-metallic compensated balance..  Unable to determine, from the image, if it has a Breguet over coil hairspring?

Unusual spring clip on the dust cover, ‘3’ pips, have only seen a few with this arrangement previously, normality only 1.

Believe these timepieces, with this style of dial, would be used/worn (mainly) by employees of the Railway/Postal service.

 

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Great info, thank you :yes:

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