Saturday, 9 March 2019

Quirky sized LWC sized watches

The watch movement sizing used in the UK & US was devised in Lancashire - the Swiss used "Ligne" but by the 1930s made most of them to fit "Lancashire" sized cases. Most US makers stuck to the even numbered sizes 12, 14, 16 etc.
 
The Lancashire Watch Company however made watches in several quirky sizes,this one is a size 14 ¾ but with the heavy case it ends up with the same externam diameter as most size 16s.
 
LWC 15 jewelled pin set watch, 1895

 LWC 15 jewelled pin set watch, 1895
 
Whilst this one for Kendal & Dent is a size 16 ¾
LWC 11 jewelled pin set watch 1900.

LWC 11 jewelled pin set watch 1900.
 

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