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Gumnut
Moruya NSW Australia
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241 of 251  Tue 8th Dec 2020 6:59am  
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I shall keep trolling the internet and any antique shops I come across looking for a timepiece with Coventry etched into it.
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Helen F
242 of 251  Tue 8th Dec 2020 10:47am  
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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243 of 251  Thu 14th Jan 2021 11:48am  
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I'm pretty sure thats the court/row of buildings left where the Watch Museum is today on the right. Edited by member, 14th Jan 2021 11:48 am
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Helen F
Warrington
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244 of 251  Thu 14th Jan 2021 12:21pm  
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This is the south side of Spon Street with Crow Lane/Ring Road off to the left of the picture. The Windmill from this direction was directly to the right of Rotherham's. The museum is too far east. I think that this is the likely front block on the map. View of the street front today. Edited by member, 14th Jan 2021 12:40 pm
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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245 of 251  Thu 14th Jan 2021 12:45pm  
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Here is the museum, Helen
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Helen F
Warrington
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246 of 251  Thu 14th Jan 2021 12:50pm  
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Hi Neil, see changes to my previous post. But essentially they aren't the same place. Rotherham's, bottom left of this BFS pic. The sketch is very idealised.
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lindatee2002
Virginia USA
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247 of 251  Thu 14th Jan 2021 10:19pm  
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I seem to remember that my dad worked at Rotherham’s, maybe in the 50's. Were they making something else at this time? He worked at several factories, ending up at the Alvis on the Holyhead Road.
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Wearethemods
248 of 251  Fri 15th Jan 2021 10:11am  
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Osmiroid
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249 of 251  Fri 26th Mar 2021 1:33pm  
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I recently noticed the R Gilbert shop in Broadgate had a Waltham sign on it, which was a surprise as I knew they were an American company. I found out that Gilbert also used Waltham movements in their own brand watches, as well as local Coventry movements and others. I then found out that Waltham was founded by Aaron Dennison, who when he left Waltham came to England and founded the famous Dennison Watch Case Company in Birmingham! Post copied from topic Shops of yore on 26th Mar 2021 4:25 pm
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belushi
coventry
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250 of 251  Fri 26th Mar 2021 2:25pm  
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Hi Osmiroid I'm a bit of a watch nerd, and, after having seen your post, I did some research on Waltham and Dennison. I hadn't realised how important Dennison was, and, sadly, like much of quality British industry of yesteryear, ceased to exist in the 1960s. However, the brand was revived in 2015, but I can't find any of their new products on the net.
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Osmiroid
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251 of 251  Fri 26th Mar 2021 4:07pm  
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Belushi, That interesting to know they have been revived. I have got an old Coventry Astral watch with a Dennison Case,
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