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I've located the Jewellers from whom it was bought
WATCHES! WATCHES!! WATCHES!!! T. BARNARD,
4, HART STREET, HENLEY-ON-THAMES, Is now offering a strong WATCH in Nickel Silver Case, a good timekeeper, at 13s. 6d. LADIES’ SILVER WATCHES, from £1 0s. 0d. ENGLISH LEVER WATCHES, capped and jewelled, £3 10s. 0d, Other varieties in Stock, together with all sorts of CLOCKS, JEWELLERY, ELECTRO PLATED GOODS, SPECTACLES, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, And the well known WANZER SEWING MACHINES, which obtained the Gold Medal at the Health Exhibition of 1884.
 

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The hallmarks are for Chester 1879. The movement, as is clear, is Swiss.

A 'Hunter' is a pocket with a solid metal lid that covers the dial and crystal.
A 'Half-hunter' is one with above mentioned lid, except there is a second crystal in a window in this lid.
An 'Open-face- is one with an exposed crystal.

It is not clear from the images but this one appears to be an open face.

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Aditya
 

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I doubt it. That would be "G.W." in a cigar shaped field, not an oval. It would also mean that this was made by Certina and it doesn't look quite their standard (although in those days, their standard may well not have been as good as that after WWI).

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It appears there were lots of manufacturers with the initials G.W. Would a German manufacturer still say it was a Swiss movement?
 
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