A silver hunting watch

Please use this forum to either request or add information on a BRITISH or IRISH watch or clockmaker. Request for makers from other countries will be removed from the forum. Please be aware that if a link to an existing page on or website is given in the reply you will need to be a subscriber to the website to view the page. Registration to this forum does not give you access to the website pages.
Forum rules
Please only request details of Britsh and Irish makers, queries about makers from other countries will be removed.
Any personal attacks will be removed and the person banned from the forum.
No advertising of goods is allowed.
Post Reply
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:28 am

A silver hunting watch

Post by yvonne » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:37 am

Hi i have been researching my family history and have come across a theft which was posted in the New South Wales, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1854-1930. the article reads. Benjamin A. Batty, a lodger had stolen a silver hunting watch with "B.B."scratched in the centre of front case, the knob of the case spring has been repaired with brass, maker's name was "William Spurge, Woolwich, number 2480). My question is can anyone describe what a silver hunting watch looks like and is anyone able to search the numbers to see who actually purchased this watch and when. Much appreciated. Yvonne

Site Admin
Posts: 68
Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:18 pm

Re: A silver hunting watch

Post by requests@clockswatches.co.uk » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:08 am

A hunter watch is a pocket watch that has a hinged lid over the glass so that it protects the glass from breaking while riding a horse. The lid is released by pressing down the winding button on the top of the watch. For interest, a half hunter watch has the same lid but the middle of the lid as a hole in it which houses a small, but very strong, glass window so that you can see roughly the position of the hands without opening the lid.

Re the numbers, and the history of individual watches, sorry there is usually no record of this kept anywhere.
I hope this helps


Post Reply