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I inherited a 9k gold watch from a relative. Unable to determine age of watch , which would help,determine if it belonged to my grand father or,great grandfather. Also interesting markings but don't k

The jw benson serial numbers are 474295 . I had a watch seller examine it, but the specialist was out that day. They said likely 9k gold, excellent condition. Workings without problem. But they did not know muh about the watch brand or symbolism besides the 9 = 9k gold as does 375. The box the watch is stored in appears to be appropriate to time of sale. Is tortoise shell with the stamp of a Rome , Italy address Giodelleria Antiquaria Remigio Rocchetti via Tomacelli, 16 Roma tel 6876153 Serial # 474295 is engraved on both internal sides of front and back covers. On inside front serial # on inside back cover same 474295. There are also three " English " stamps. On west/left is an anchor, on north/top '9', east 'E" south position has "375" below which are the initials ALD. Very faint on the lower corner of the back inside is engraved something that looks like a mixture of letters and numbers , my best guess is 3big61252. Below which is an even fainter engraving that has S121/8T1148

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