Nottingham Jewellers W H May would have had this open face pocket watch made for them to retail.


This was was presented to Bernard Lever upon his retirement, after 41 years at the gasworks, and it is nicely engraved on the inside dust cover. The date given is 1939.


Being not far from Nottingham ourselves, and buying this locally, it is likely that the watch has never travelled far in all of its life. The watch is in clean condition and running well. The case shows minimal wear for a watch of this age, and the dial is free from cracks. The leaf hands are blued, which is a nice touch in what would have been an entry level Swiss lever watch (better grades would have silver or gold cases, and the prices would reflect that too.

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

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Width with crown 64.5 mm (excluding bow)

Width without crown 50.9 mm

Case Thickness 15.5 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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