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Need help to identify marking in my Grandmother's watch.
« on: Tuesday 28 November 17 03:22 GMT (UK) »
This was my grandmother's watch, would like to identify the marking's in it. Trying to find out the age of it may be the make. It has a 9 at the top P to the left side Lions head right side, 375 on bottom LA below 375, numbers below are 525759. Scratched in to the right of the lion head are 2 sets of numbers, 24295 and below that 9483R. Any help would be appreciated. My grandmother was born 1880 in Glasgow.
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Re: Need help to identify marking in my Grandmother's watch.
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 03:40 GMT (UK) »
Out of my expertise. Possibly a good jeweler could identify or put you in touch with a watch collector.

The web site below may give you some ideas.

https://blog.crownandcaliber.com/how-to-find-your-watch-model-number/

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Re: Need help to identify marking in my Grandmother's watch.
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 07:30 GMT (UK) »
The leopards head is a London hallmark. Date marks for London;  http://www.thebigworld.co.uk/blogimage/london_dated_hallmarks.jpg
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  WILSON;-Wiltshire.
 SOUL;-Gloucestershire.
 SANSUM;-Berkshire-Wiltshire
 BASSON-BASTON;- Berkshire,- Oxfordshire.
 BRIDGES;- Wiltshire.
 DOWDESWELL;-Wiltshire,Gloucestershire
 JORDAN;- Berkshire.
 COX;- Berkshire.
 GOUDY;- Suffolk.
 CHATFIELD;-Sussex-- London
 MORGAN;-Blaenavon-Abersychan
 FISHER;- Berkshire.
 BLOMFIELD-BLOOMFIELD-BLUMFIELD;-Suffolk.
DOVE. Essex-London
YOUNG-Berkshire
ARDEN.
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Re: Need help to identify marking in my Grandmother's watch.
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 07:45 GMT (UK) »
.375 indicates it's 9 carat gold. The letter p is the date letter for 1930. Leopard's head is London assay office. LA is makers mark (cant find)
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Re: Need help to identify marking in my Grandmother's watch.
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 07:59 GMT (UK) »
I think it's 1830 Probably not, being a wrist watch it,s more likely to be 1930 like Greenvale said.
Although 1930 the "p" is in a square, not a circle.
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  WILSON;-Wiltshire.
 SOUL;-Gloucestershire.
 SANSUM;-Berkshire-Wiltshire
 BASSON-BASTON;- Berkshire,- Oxfordshire.
 BRIDGES;- Wiltshire.
 DOWDESWELL;-Wiltshire,Gloucestershire
 JORDAN;- Berkshire.
 COX;- Berkshire.
 GOUDY;- Suffolk.
 CHATFIELD;-Sussex-- London
 MORGAN;-Blaenavon-Abersychan
 FISHER;- Berkshire.
 BLOMFIELD-BLOOMFIELD-BLUMFIELD;-Suffolk.
DOVE. Essex-London
YOUNG-Berkshire
ARDEN.
PINEGAR-COLLIER-HUGHES-JEFFERIES-HUNT-MOSS-FRY

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Re: Need help to identify marking in my Grandmother's watch.
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 09:55 GMT (UK) »
The numbers scratched on the right side are likely to be pawnbrokers references.  There is no way to identify when and where they were made.

A hypothesis:
The watch was hallmarked in 1930.  Your grandmother was born in 1880.  So the watch may have been a 50th birthday present.
On two occasions the watch was pawned to raise cash (Unemployment? A child's marriage?)
The watch looks to be in good condition and is now a treasured heirloom.

All the best
Philip
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Re: Need help to identify marking in my Grandmother's watch.
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 10:08 GMT (UK) »
The numbers scratched on the right side are likely to be pawnbrokers references.  There is no way to identify when and where they were made.

A hypothesis:
The watch was hallmarked in 1930.  Your grandmother was born in 1880.  So the watch may have been a 50th birthday present.
On two occasions the watch was pawned to raise cash (Unemployment? A child's marriage?)
The watch looks to be in good condition and is now a treasured heirloom.

All the best
Philip

Scratched numbers needn't be pawnbrokers but watch repairers marks.
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Lanark: Scott (soldier went to Jersey CI)
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott

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Re: Need help to identify marking in my Grandmother's watch.
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 11:33 GMT (UK) »
Quite right Lizzie, we didn't have pawnbrokers in Glasgow!  ;D

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Re: Need help to identify marking in my Grandmother's watch.
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 11:47 GMT (UK) »
The LA mark looks like that of the City Watch Case Co Ltd (Louis Arnould) - see http://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Makers/London-L.html
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Bingley, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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