Calcutta, Sunday 24th of August.
I heard my father told me the watch used to be maintained by the famed Abrecht & Co. of British India, but how did you infer?”
I remained a patient and amazed spectator waiting to see the long awaited continuity of the past in the present.
Some of the past /present models of West End Watch Co. are listed, below.
The name of “Queen Anne” was
given to this wristwatch in homage to the last queen of England and Ireland of
the Stuart dynasty, whose reign, from1702 to 1714, was marked by the ascendancy
of the British navy over the oceans of the world and by the birth of the United
Kingdom through the union of Scotland with England and Ireland.
This watch proved itself worthy of its name, so dear to the British, by its exceptional qualities of reliability and resistance to all the trials of everyday life - like Queen Anne herself.
a tough watch that could be kept in the pocket or worn on the wrist.
It soon came to the attention of the military, and in World War I, tens of thousands of Indian soldiers bought Sowar watches before leaving on campaign.
Today, after more than a century, the model follows the same concept — robust, clear and functional — with a trustworthy feel and look.
From a postcard published by Thacker, Spink & Co.
Photograph by Johnston and Hoffmann, circa 1908.