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Serial No. 51055
Serial No. 51055
Estimate  3,500 - 6,000 €
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Langford, Bristol Goldsmiths Alliance, By Appointment to the Queen

, Movement No. 1433, Case No. 1433, 50 mm, 117 g, circa 1902

A pocket watch of historical interest, with 52,5 min. carousel


Case: 18k gold, engraved monogram "WHD" and coat of arms with Welsh motto "Amynedd a Dewrder" (patience and courage), case maker's punch mark "WS". Dial: enamel. Movm.: 3/4 plate movement, gold screw compensation balance, freesprung blued balance spring.

Chronometer maker William Langford was one of the founding members of the Bristol Goldsmiths Alliance.

This watch is decorated with the initials and the emblem of Sir William Howell Davies (1851-1932); he was born in Narberth in Pembrokeshire in Wales and went to become a retailer of leather goods and a Liberal politician. In 1896 Davies was elected mayor of Bristol; he played a major role in the political life in Bristol for more than 46 years and was knighted for his services to the city in 1908.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/‌wiki/Howell_Davies
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Case: very good
Dial: very good
Movm.: very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended

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