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    Vintage half hunter pocket watch

    Last night my Dad gave me my grandad's old pocket watch and I was wondering if any of you can tell me anything about it.

    The print on the dial has faded but appears to say Waite and Son, Cheltenham.

    There are a number of hallmarks on the inside of the case back, which I assume is sterling silver, as is the chain.

    A quick search has suggested that Waite and Son are now known as Beards (http://www.beards.co.uk/about-us) so I will contact them but I thought that you guys may be able to give me a starting point.
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    Sorry, but without shots of the movement, we won't be able to even begin to help. You see, using sticky dots, I can place a dial on any movement of the appropriate size. So any guesswork we do know is just that, guesswork.

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    Thanks Dan, I'm hoping to get a reply from the original watchmaker today.
    I don't know enough about pocket watches to think about opening it up.
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    Best to let a pro take a look on a watch of this vintage, so good decision.
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    I work fairly near to the original company that made the watch so I hope to pop in with it sometime soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottjc View Post
    I work fairly near to the original company that made the watch so I hope to pop in with it sometime soon.
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    Looking forward to it!

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    Looks like a Birmingham assay mark maybe 1924.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RayMac View Post
    Looks like a Birmingham assay mark maybe 1924.


    Given that the watch was made in Cheltenham, a Birmingham assay mark would make sense.

    As for the date, I know that my grandfather bought it second hand at some point in the 1960's.

    Thanks for the info, I intend to visit the original makers in the near future to see if they have any info in their archives.
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