Capped fullplate going-barrel movement with indirect wind, and typically shaped cock foot. Single-roller detached lever escapement with club-tooth escape wheel. Enamel dial, signed for the retailer, gilt hands. 46 mm diameter, 11.5 mm deep, not including centre arbor.
Machine-made movement by the English Watch Co Limited, formed out of the bankrupt Anglo-American Watch Company, set up by Aaron Dennison in Birmingham, England, in 1874. The works manager was Charles Haseler who took out various English patents for the firm.
This was the first attempt at manufacturing watches on the American system, using old Tremont Watch Company machinery, in England. Though it initially failed (for lack of funds) it is thought the English Watch Company went on to manufacture about 200,000 watches.
H Samuel, Market Street, Manchester, with various stores around the UK, one of the largest of most successful retail jewellery stores in the second half of the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries. They advertised themselves in the 1930’s as “the Empire’s Largest Jewellers”
Dial with slight edge crack and broken balance pivot, otherwise complete. Not working.