Deck Watch By Chadburn & Son, Liverpool
An antique Stauffer Peerless (IWC) ship's deck watch made for retailer Chadburn & Son of Liverpool. The stem winding movement is ticking away nicely and the time keeping is good. The movement is stamped S&Co, Peerless and it has the serial number 704456. The watch measures 2 1/2 inch in diameter excluding the winding stem and the loop. As you can see in the photos below, a very clean time piece. The case is .925 silver and it has Continental hallmarks inside the case back, together with the case number 741056. The white dial has black Roman numerals, blued steel hands and a subsidiary seconds dial. The hands are set by way of the pin set button to the side of the winding crown. The dial is in good condition with the name of Chadburn & Sons, Lord Street, Liverpool barely visible. The watch comes in a vintage storage box by the same company. From 1898 the IWC movements supplied to Stauffer & Co bore the Peerless stamp which was a trademark registered by Stauffer, Son & Co.(
S & Co. under a crown in an oval)" in 1896, so IWC didn't have control of these marks and Stauffer could use them any way they chose.