Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Size 12, 19J Rotherham.

English watches are still in very short supply but the few I am getting in are rather good.

This is another classic size 12, 19 Jewel Pin set Rotherham  and Sons of Coventry, it has a true English Lever escapement with a Breguet sprung cut compensating balance.

It is signed under the dial by Rotherham and on the movement:

Maker to the Admiralty
4 Tinsbury Pavement LONDON

Friday, 18 April 2014

Omega Half Hunter

This Fahy's half hunter case is probably the best preserved filled gold case I have had, and the Omega movement  is pretty good as well!

Dated by its serial number to 1904/5 this movement was made shortly after the company changed its name to Omega.

The split plate movement has 15 Jewels and a cut compensating balance with double roller and a Breguet hairspring. It is signed on both sides of the movement with the Omega logo.

Friday, 11 April 2014

A cracking English watch By Rotherham.

I rarely buy in solid gold watches at auction as they are impossible to value accurately without close examination and are very high risk but I suspected this was by Rotherham and I was right!

It is a fairly rare survivor because although for such a premium English movement a reasonable number were made to be sold into the trade (particularly to J.W. Benson), a large number have been broken up for scrap, mainly I suspect because as a size 12 they were popular in a solid gold case such as this.

 Despite being made in 1925 it is a true English Lever and has 19 jewels.

A classic English watch.


Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Hamilton 992B

Fortunately, with English watches are in very short supply, I can still get some premium American watches, this is a fairly late Hamilton 992B 21J Railroad watch from 1949.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014


Well, sold out of English watches, it is the first time it has happened. Decent ones are really hard to come by at the moment although hopefully I will have one or two shortly, one of which looks very special :).

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Important information for Customers outside of the UK.

From 1st April 2014 the recently privatised Royal Mail withdrew their international "AirSure" service, the means that the maximum insurance available through the mail is now £250. Fully insured postage over that value is now very expensive (e.g. £70 to Japan!) full details and options available are on the web site.

UK customers are unaffected, their watches will continue to be shipped by RM Special Deliver, fully insured.