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Pocket Watch - Rotherhams, London, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: ST 024745

Gents pocket watch, silver hunter case, Rotherhams, London, circa 1900.
Silver hunter case, engined pattern and shield monograph. White enamel dial has roman numerals, seconds dial at 6 and gold hands.

Stem and button wound spring; lever escapement. Bimetallic compensated balance.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from W. Samuel, 1952
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1.5 cm (Width), 5 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: gents watches, pocket watches, stem button watches, 381867, hunter co., 404158, 404158 1933, jr596, 406178, 17805710, rotherhams, jr 985... 986853, 229, horology, jr 8850, jr 731, jr80333
Themes this item is part of: Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Watches
Tertiary Classification: england
Inscriptions: Back plate is marked 'Rotherhams London, 320691'. Dial is marked 'Rotherhams, London' with a double star. Case is marked 'J.R.' and '482'
Maker: Rotherhams, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain, circa 1900


Ray Paige Posted on 15 Feb 2010 4:10 PM
Hi, your date is wrong, "Rotherhams", did not exist as such in 1806; the company was known as "Vale", which started in 1750. Rotheram (right spelling) did not come into the company until much later. The pocket watch case is 1883. Crown wind Pocket watches were not around in 1806. Regards Ray Paige
Discovery Centre Posted on 16 Feb 2010 11:41 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi there Ray. Thank you very much for your feedback which we have passed on to our curator for his information.
richard edwards Posted on 26 Feb 2010 10:07 PM
Your Rotherhams watch is of a calibre not in production in 1883 it is almost certainly 1908. You need to look at the watch as well as the hallmarks.
Discovery Centre Posted on 01 Mar 2010 2:16 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Richard - Thank you for taking the time to share this information. We have passed it on to the curator responsible for this object for his consideration.
David Balfour Posted on 24 May 2010 11:36 PM
I concur with Richard. I too have a silver pocket watch supplied by Rotherhams, London 1901 which is almost identical to yours barring the movements manufacturer which is H. F. Smith in my situation. The case appears to be of identical manufacture.
robert hoult Posted on 12 Aug 2010 7:09 PM
Dear sir
i have two key wind silver rotherhams pcket watches they are key whind not stem whind i believe the date should be late 1900 .
regards robert.
Phillip Walsh Posted on 18 Apr 2011 6:06 AM
I have a Rothermans & it appears same as pic above with a 40cm heavy gold chain affixed. I have no key and the gols hour-hand is missing. Would it be of interest to anyone?
Best regards, PW
Scott Posted on 16 Sep 2011 11:08 AM
How can this possibly be c1806? Rotherhams did not start trading under that name until 1887. The best dates for this would be from 1887 to 1906. It might pay the curator to read the stamps and maker marks so as to get a more accurate date, rather than taking a wild stab as it appears he or she has done.
Discovery Centre Posted on 17 Sep 2011 12:00 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Scott, thanks for picking up this. We are currently updating our records to reflect the new information. We really appreciate people's feedback regarding our collection and are always keen to update our records.
KC Posted on 23 Sep 2011 10:41 PM
Hi, I have just acquired 2 silver rotherham pocket watch circa between 1898 and 1922. The 1898 unit has a key for winding. Beautiful watches!
Gary Watts Posted on 30 Jun 2013 3:24 PM
I have a Rotherhams pocket watch which has some in graving dated 15.2.03. Do you know of a reputable watch maker who can look at this for me.
Gary Watts Posted on 30 Jun 2013 3:29 PM
I have markings of a lion. An anchor , an P and JR 859
Tony Lloyd Posted on 07 Mar 2014 4:03 PM
The watch I have is a Rotherhams silver gents fob watch with the numbers 1883 clearly inscribed on the mechanism.
BillJenson Posted on 17 May 2014 10:11 AM
I have a Rotherham pocket watch which is identical to the above picture inside it has rotherhams London but the numbers are 242157. Can anyone give me anymore info
Clare Hart Posted on 04 Jul 2014 7:19 AM
I too have a Rotherhams pocket watch inherited from my father #372843. I want to have it restored for my son and need to know where to take it. It has L.Field and, underneath that, Oudtshoorn written on the face. The case is identical to the one above.
sharon peneha Posted on 09 Aug 2014 8:28 AM
I have an identical Rotherhams silver gents pocket watch with an anchor a lion an a x JR 985 serial 186863 A beautiful piece of workman ship can anyone tell me what date an where it was made
terry hassall Posted on 27 Nov 2014 6:51 AM

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