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    Posted 9 years ago

    Spiperato
    (67 items)

    This is a "Railroad Time Keeper" pocket watch from M.J.Tobias Liverpool England. I picked up awhile back. The most interesting aspect about to me, it the inscription on the inside of the dust cover. " Presented to Chas H Brown by his Grandfather 1880"

    In the 19th century, the Swiss were not the pre-eminent watchmakers they later became. They made many imitation American watches, and they made many watches that claimed the provenance of famous British watchmakers. One such watchmaker was M.I. Tobias. There probably are 20 M.J. Tobias watches (or more) for every genuine M.I. Tobias. Some may have been retailed by Tobias' successors. Others likely were 19 Century equivalents of fake Rolexes, etcs.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      Would be nice if we could see it. Could you poste better pics.
    2. Spiperato Spiperato, 9 years ago
      Hey, what are you seeing on your end? Maybe I have them cropped to large? let me know buddy. Thanks
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      Too much shadow. Can't see but parts of it.
    4. Mallen, 3 months ago
      I have a watch made by Tobias, I can't see inscription well to determine if it is M.I. OR M.J. IT also has a craving of a tree on the very back closure and intricately inscribed background on the watch base. It appears to be water, sail boats and some type of structures in the background, it also has beveled glass face. It also has a name inscribed which is Kelly something. After research it appears to have been made between 1850 and 1900, but that is just a guess. Does anyone know anything about this watch I have described?

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