In a sterling silver Dennison case, this Limit pocket watch has a sterile dial and is working well.


From the Birmingham hallmarks on the case and dust cover we can accurately date this watch to being assayed in 1922. The crown pendent tube is hallmarked 1921, but the watch could not have been completed until 1922.


Limit were quite a young company when this pocket watch was made, having been established in 1912. This is probably why their name doesn’t appear on the dial – it wouldn’t have much brand recognition anyway. Bu the movement is stamped LIMIT and SWISS MADE, so we know who made that. The case is by one of the most established case makers in England. Dennison made cases for a variety of companies and are very respected. The Swiss movement and the case made in Birmingham would have been combined in Limit’s factory in Saddleworth near Oldham, where nearly 500 people worked in the 1920’s. It was quite normal for this style of piecework to happen, each factory specialising one key skill set before being assembled. The watch had a couple of dents on the case and on the dust cover, but is otherwise good. The cartouche on the rear of the case is blank, having never been engraved. The movement is ticking away nicely and will keep good time for more than 24 hours easily. The bow is perfectly tensioned. The glass does have scratches and marks, and the hands are not perfectly straight, but this is quite minor given the age of the watch.

This watch will be supplied with our basic presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown 62.9 mm (excluding bow)

Width without crown 49.3 mm

Case Thickness 14.4 mm

All sizes are approximate.

Included with this watch is a 1 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses. If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries. Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us. Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon. By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.

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