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Silver pocket watch “ ACME LEVER, H SAMUEL, MANCHESTER”.
Silver pocket watch “ ACME LEVER, H SAMUEL, MANCHESTER”. Silver pocket watch “ ACME LEVER, H SAMUEL, MANCHESTER” with black cover with “ DORANTES” signatura for carriage dashboard. The watch works and contains a key to wind it. This particular watch has a fully signed Swiss winding movement that works very well. Movement is protected by a tight-fitting inner cover. The watch itself measures 50mm in diameter, excluding the stem. The case is silver and there are Swiss stamps on the inside of the back cover showing “HS” manufacturer, “n” manufactured in 1868, while the outside is punched and chiseled. In general the outer box is in good condition. The watch glass is in good condition. The signed dial is in good condition. In 1862, when Harriet Samuel took over her father-in-law’s watchmaking business in Liverpool, she renamed the business H Samuel and moved it to Manchester’s Market Street, where she ran the business as a mail order business. Later, Harriet’s son concentrated on the retail sector of the business and the first H Samuel retail store opened in Preston in 1890, closely followed by branches in Rochdale and throughout Lancashire. Since then the company has grown across the country with branches on many British High Streets today.