Substantial double back silver ‘crystal’ case hallmarked Birmingham 1896, sponsor’s mark JR (John Rotherham). Fullplate keyless going-barrel movement, as often supplied by Rotherhams for Deck Watch and similar use. Single-roller detached lever escapement. Compensation balance, spiral balance-spring. Enamel dial in perfect condition, blued-steel hands. 50 mm diameter.
Rotherham & Sons Ltd, 27 Spon Street, Coventry, the UK’s premier manufacturer of top quality machine-made pocket watches at this time, and also just begging to sell wristwatches to men with the brand new wire lugs for sporting and military use – see my Profile No 2 on English made wristwatches for more details.
Richard Kleiser, Stanley Street, Holyhead, Anglesea, retailers.
In wonderful unused condition, so good in fact that I offer it ‘as is.’ This includes my photographing it prior to servicing, the movement showing the mild discolouration of old oil, all of which will wash off when cleaned. The watch is working when wound but a full and proper service can be undertaken if required – probable cost from me around £200, or do it yourself…