|11J Hunter signed Thos Russell & Son. Liverpool|
When it arrived my suspicions were confirmed as the movement has a very "slow train" running at 15,400 Vibrations Per Hour which was obsolete by the early 1890s. Further research also showed that the trading name on the dial was in use from 1859 though 1894 and the address probably from after the late 1870s.
|Case hallmarked in Chester 1914, maker's mark S.Y for Samuel Yeomans.|
The case however clearly belonged to the movement they have the same serial number. So the movement had must have had a new case made for it in 1914, a telling point for the provenance of the movement was the makers mark on the case of S.Y, this is for Samuel Yeomans who was mention in my last post but one on a Harrison watch, where there is some background on this important figure in Coventry watchmaking.
The point is that Yeomans was in the business of manufacturing watches, he was not a case maker and it is very unlikely that someone would go to the company for a new case, and the company was unlikely to provide one, unless they had originally made the watch.
So whilst Russell was, I believe, still making watches when this movement was made he is also known to have been buying in watches from Coventry and this is one of them, almost certainly made by Yeomans from a Prescott ebauché (the ebauché makers mark "M.M" is stamped on the movement).
|The 11 Jewel Fusee Movement c 1880|
In 1877 Yeomans  was working with Newsome and their movements were marked "N&Y" as was the Harrison from that date.
So the movement is between c1878 and c 1890 and in my view given the obsolescent very "slow train" most likely from c 1880.
 The CWMC did on occasion by in ebauché from The Lancashire Watch Co of Prescott but this is not one of them.
 Yeomans first registered is silver mark in 1874, probably for watches made with Newsome - the two together did not have a mark that I can find. It is therefore unlikely that the movement is earlier than 1877.
 The CWMC started off making Fusee ebauché but quickly realised their error and re-tooled for going barrel movements.