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Pocket Watch - 'The Farringdon', Birmingham, circa 1885 Object Reg. No: ST 024537

Ladies pocket watch, silver hunter case, 'The Farringdon', Birmingham, circa 1885.
Silver hunter case engraved all over with foliage design. White enamel dial has black roman numerals.

Key wound spring; cylinder escapement. Key with watch.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from J. Peters, 1958
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1.4 cm (Width), 3.9 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: key watches, ladies watches, pocket watches, 4495441, 3365160, 206252, key watch, silver, farringdon, horology
Themes this item is part of: Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Watches
Tertiary Classification: england
Inscriptions: Dial is marked 'The Farringdon'; cover is marked '38589', 'JGM' and has a Birmingham hallmark for 1885- 1886 (lion, anchor and "l").
Place & Date Made: Birmingham, England, Great Britain, circa 1885


paul squires Posted on 06 Dec 2009 11:35 PM
i have a similar faringdon watch and chain with lion ,anchor and u.could you tell me age and value please
Discovery Centre Posted on 27 Dec 2009 4:32 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Paul, thank you for your enquiry. Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, so for a valuation of your pocket watch, you will need to contact a independent valuer. The watch pictured above is dated circa 1885, if your pocket watch is similar, it may be of a similar age. Museum Victoria does offer a free identification service, you will find details listed here: http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/ask-us-a-question/identifications/identification-guidelines-/
Frank Posted on 21 Mar 2010 11:36 AM
I have a small gold open pocket watch of unknown date. The manufacturer name on the face plate is FARRINGDON. It also says "Swiss Made" at the bottom of the face plate. The back swings open and had these markings. Three what appear to be goldsmith stamps, the initials JDM and a number 83881. I have searched the web and cannot find any information. Would you possibly know?
Thanks, Frank
Discovery Centre Posted on 22 Mar 2010 2:15 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Frank. Without an image of the watch it's hard for us to say much about the piece. You might want to send us an image by clicking the 'Ask the Experts' link below and then selecting 'Identifications'. Alternatively you can contact a horologist. A good way to find someone reputable in your area is to contact the Australian Antiquarian Horological Society http://www.clockandwatchclub.com/
madison Posted on 02 Jan 2012 1:40 PM
Hi, i have a small what looks like silver pocket watch, with lots of foliage design on the outside. On the plate face it says THE FARRINGDON REG'd, and also inside it has a loin hallmark, an N hallmark? and also an anchor. It also says swiss made, and has a number 18330 inside on the back. Inside it also says R.P and has the number 30 too. I just wanted to know a bit more about it. Could you help?
Thank you, Madison.

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