Taylor & Dent of London

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Standard English fusee pocket watches.

reply from Martin Rosen;- The trademark shown was registered to J Willis & Cie in London on 22nd July 1884. My best guess is that J Willis & Cie must be a Swiss maker who were using the name to suggest a link with Dent & Co.

Known Trade Directory listings from trade directories that we have currently catalogued

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Photo by Dave
(photo ref:999)

This watch has the name Taylor and Dent of London on the face, and also inscribed on the workings, inside the rear case. The inscription is identical to the watch depicted on your web page, including the trademark T&D The watch is sterling silver with the hallmarks on inside of front and rear case, for Sterling Silver .925, (lion) City symbol for Birmingham, (Anchor) Year mark of an M shape (1911) and makers mark FP in a circle, I believe is for Fritz Petitpierre & Co watchmakers of Holburn Viaduct London.

photo by Sean Cole

(photo ref:1912)

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