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I have a brass half hunter pocket watch makers name is

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I have a brass half hunter pocket watch makers name is***** jnr number is ***** Could you tell me if it is of any value please.alan Read

My name is ***** ***** I would love to help.
Please use the Add Files feature to add pictures of the watch, dial, inner case (where there will be marks, words or symbols) and the movement.
The serial number on a watch is on the movement (gears area) and not on the case. Those are always two different numbers.

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To open the back cuvee( dust cover), you can use the edge of your fingernail or the edge of a

sharp knife at what would be the 2 o'clock position if you looked at the cuvee in terms of a clock face.

There is a raised lip in the region that allows for leverage to pop the case open.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
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Thomas Hunter junior is recorded in Baillie, G.H. Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World as apprenticed 1734 gaining his freedom in 1742, he worked from New Broad Street Buildings, was appointed Warden in 1762 then served as Master in 1765, he died in 1785. He made both pocket watches and long case clocks.

This is a late 1700's verge fusee (chain driven) pair case pocket watch in brass case

made in London by Thomas Hunter junior with a value of

£250.00 of the chain is still in tact within the movement. If the watch does not have the chain or the chain is broken, it is valued at £150.00. The chain should be visible on the sprocket if it is there.

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