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Pocket Watch - Switzerland, 19th Century Object Reg. No: ST 024523

Gents pocket watch, gold open case, Switzerland. Retailed by Thomas Russell & Son, Liverpool, second half of 19th century.
Gold case, open face. White enamel dial has roman numerals and seconds dial at 6.

Stem and button wound; lever escapement.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from R. Rennie, 1982
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1.7 cm (Width), 5 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: gents watches, pocket watches, stem button watches, horology,
Themes this item is part of: Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Watches
Tertiary Classification: switzerland
Inscriptions: Movement is marked '49851', '10 jewels' and 'Swiss Made'. One wheel is marked 'Thos Russell & Son, Liverpool'. Inside of back case is marked 'Electro Gilt Case' and '0619170'. Dial is marked 'Thos Russell & Son, Liverpool', 'Tempus Fugit' and 'Swiss Made'.
Place Made: Switzerland
Retailer: Thomas Russell & Son, Liverpool, England, Great Britain, 1848-1902

B. Loomes, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, p.204 gives dates of 1848-1902.


Wouter Huyghe Posted on 04 Apr 2010 7:49 PM
I hava a pocket watch,closed face. The Inscriptions in the first plate is "illinois watch case co ELGIN USA Russel model" number: 3429620. In the second case plate "tho's Russel son Illinois watch case co ELGIN USA number: 5792707. in the front of the watch Inscriptions: tho's Russell& & son Tempus Fugit Liverpool swiss made
Discovery Centre Posted on 06 Apr 2010 12:02 PM
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