I started this Blog to discover Kover pocket watches that still exist and documents that refer to the watchmaker Kover.

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Latest Blog Posts for Kover, London - 18th Century Watchmaker

  • An interesting book: "Early Watches" by T.P. Camerer Cuss
    on Mar 27, 2015
    I recently came across the interesting little book "Early Watches" by the late T.P. Camerer Cuss when introduced by a friend to a lovely little Antiques shop, Chalcraft & Sons, in Emsworth, Hampshire.According to the jacket notes, the late T.P. C...
  • Where It All Began ... From 1500 to 1750 England was the King of Watches
    on Aug 1, 2014
    An interesting article from WatchPro magazine entitled "Where It All Began ... From 1500 to 1750 England was the King of Watches". No mention of Kover here! Go to Page 20 of the online magazine to read the...
  • Watch No. 7629 - a slight diversion - fourth instalment
    on Dec 19, 2012
    Further to my previous posts relating to William Henderson, Watchmaker, DundeeWatch No. 7629 - a slight diversion - first instalmentWatch No. 7629 - a slight diversion - second instalmentWatch No. 7629 - a slight diversion - third instalment I h...
  • Kover Pocket Watch No. 74?? - sold
    on Dec 17, 2012
    A search using the semantic search engine DuckDuckGo provided a link to Wil Kerkhof's Antique Clocks, Barometers, Pocket Watches website and this record of the sale of a pocket watch by I Kover.I have examined the photographs carefully and concluded...
  • Reader Correspondence relating to Rattray & Co (Jewellers) Ltd
    on Nov 30, 2012
    I received the following email from a reader, Michael Riska. Although it doesn't help in my search for the other Kover watches, it is nice to know that the blog is, nevertheless, of use to those who have other interests. First I have to say that sadl...
  • Epitaph on a Tombstone in Lydford Churchyard, Devon
    on Nov 29, 2012
    I found a blank picture post card (circa 1920) in a box in our attic. Although there is absolutely no connection, as far as I know, with the watchmaker Kover, I thought the Epitaph might amuse my readers. Here is the text:Here lies in a horizontal po...
  • Watch No. 7121 - sold on eBay in August
    on Oct 23, 2012
    I just found this Kover watch that was sold on eBay in August. I believe it is the watch that was bought by a reader, Sam Walker of Colorado (see previous post Watch No. 7121 - bought by a reader): Antique Pocket Watch, silver pair cases, verge - Kov...
  • Watches in the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague
    on Oct 15, 2012
    In my previous post regarding Watch No. 8346 I reported that I had contacted the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague who said "unfortunately, there are no any watches with a signature of Kover in the collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts in...
  • Watch No. 7629 - a slight diversion - third instalment
    on Oct 9, 2012
    Its over a year since I started this blog and I'm afraid that I've been silent for a long while. However I have been doing a little more research into William Henderson, Watchmaker, Dundee whose watch paper is in the outer case of my own Kover pocket...
  • Watch No. 7121 - bought by a reader
    on Oct 9, 2012
    Sam Walker of Colorado emailed me to say... "I’ve been enjoying your blog, particularly the Old Bailey reference. I picked up a Kover watch (#7121) on ebay.  Very small, not running (but might yet run), London hallmarked for 1742-3."...
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