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Pocket Watch - Sewill, Glasgow, circa 1880 Object Reg. No: ST 024336

Gents pocket watch, silver open case, Joseph Sewill, Glasgow, no 20816, circa 1880.

Joseph Sewill was a firm of chronometer and watch makers based in Liverpool from the early 19th century, with branches in Glasgow from the 1880s and London.
Silver case, open face. White enamel dial has roman numerals and gilt hands. Seconds dial at 6.

Key wound spring; lever escapement. Fusee and chain.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from D. Ewing, 1958
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1.5 cm (Width), 5.2 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: gents watches, key watches, pocket watches, newport coin, horology
Themes this item is part of: Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Watches
Tertiary Classification: scotland
Inscriptions: Back plate is marked 'Sewill, 126 Bromielaw, Glasgow, 20186'. Case has London hallmark of 1882- 83 (lion, uncrowned leopard, capital g).
Maker: Joseph Sewill, Glasgow, Scotland, Great Britain, circa 1880


George Arnott Posted on 13 May 2010 9:34 AM
I'm buying a lovely pocket watch by Joseph Sewill of 61 S. Castle St., Liverpool. The movement is so marked and bearing the number 2879. Can you help me date this wonderful timepiece? Thanks and best regards - GB Arnott
Discovery Centre Posted on 13 May 2010 3:46 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi George, without viewing a timepiece in person, it is very hard to identify it. Usually a reputable dealer should provide you with that information. It might be best for you to contact a horologist to get further information or you could conduct further research online. For information and advice for doing research on timepieces see our Question of the Week on Horology, which provides many useful links to specialist sites and horologists. http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/discovery-centre-news/horology/

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