Summary

Rolex Swiss pocket watch, Extra Prima 17 jewel lever movement, with 18 carat gold hunter case made by Dennison Watch Case Co Ltd, Birmingham. Birmingham hallmark on case for 1928.

Presented to Councillor Harry Coleman by the citizens of Kew on 7 August 1930, for his services as Mayor of Kew in the mayoral year 1929-30.

More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Science & Measurement

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation from Mr John Coleman, Mr James Harry Coleman, 28/09/2001

  • Manufacturer

    Rolex Watch Co Ltd, Switzerland, 1928

  • Maker

    Dennison Watch Case Co. Ltd., Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, Great Britain, 1928

  • Presented By

    City of Kew, 1930

  • Presented To

    Mr Harry Coleman, 07 Aug 1930

  • Inscriptions

    Back plate marked "ROLEX", "EXTRA PRIMA", "TIMED SIX POSITIONS AND TEMPERATURE" , "17 SEVENTEEN RUBIES", "SWISS MADE". Inside escapement marked "662". Inner case back outside is engraved "PRESENTED TO THE MAYOR CR HARRY COLEMAN, BY THE CITIZENS OF KEW AS A TOKEN OF ESTEEM AND IN RECOGNITION OF SERVICES RENDERED TO THE CITY DURING HIS MAYORAL YEAR 1929-1930 - 7TH AUGUST 1930.", on ribbon with two floral decorations. Inner case back inside marked 'DENNISON WATCH CASE CO LTD', hallmark for maker (ALD) , gold standard (crown and '18'), serial no. 412219 and letter 'F'. White enamel dial with roman numerals, marked 'SWISS MADE'. Outer case back inside has Birmingham hallmark for 1928 (anchor in shield with capital 'D' inside shield), gold standard hallmark (crown and '18'), makers mark (ALD), serial number 412219. Outer case front outside has ornate & intertwined engraved letters 'CH'. Outer case front inside has hallmarks for maker (ALD), gold standard (crown and '18') and serial number 412219.

  • Classification

    Horology, Watches, Switzerland

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline

    Technology

  • Type of item

    Object

  • Keywords

    Gents Watches, Pocket Watches, Horology