LANCASHIRE WATCH Co Ltd 'Prescot.' No 880731


Rare early all-English wristwatch by this interesting company.

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Heavy Dennison screw back and front silver case with wire lugs, hallmarked Birmingham 1918. LWCo three-quarter plate VIGIL grade keyless movement, with visible winding wheels in the Glashutte style. Straight line detached lever escapement with brass club-tooth escape. Cut monometallic balance with screws, balance-spring with overcoil. Enamel dial signed 'Prescot' a retail name the company often used, blued-steel hands. 36 mm diameter.

Much has been written about the Lancashire Watch Company which failed in 1910 but the administrators continued to supply movements for casing. Being one of the vey few English companies at the time making such small movements, these can sometimes be found cased up as wristwatches. Surviving examples are rare and I have seen only a few examples in forty years of looking.

Hair crack to dial and general signs of wear, but not at all bad and better than just about all those I have seen from this 1st World War period. On new/old stock SONIT pigskin strap. Serviced and guaranteed.