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    John Wright 1720 Pocket Watch!!!!!

    What a great day out on a couple of my colonial permissions. So I found 2 pocket watches. One is I believe coin silver that's engraved with SWL with what looks to be a hallmark above the S. I found a 1781 2 Real about a hundred feet from there engraved with the same lettering. I'm hoping its early 1800's or earlier. Any help identifying it would be very appreciated.

    I also found another pocket watch at a totally different site. So that's 2 in one day. Plus an Engraved spoon or fork handle. I found the same initials before but the other one had the last name on it. I was able to find out who the owner was. She lived in that area from 1815-1860. I actually found where her house is. I'm planning on giving both to the homeowner. I found it about 5 miles away from there. Also I found a rev war musket ball and a copper piece with writing on it.
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    I believe it's a 1720 John Wright watch!!!!!!!!
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    Heres the same inside...
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    Wow ! The engraved watch looks quite old ! I'd guess early 19th C.(late 18th?) I'm curious about the engraving above the S - looks like the "all seeing eye" ? I'm wondering if the watch owner was a Mason ? I believe the symbol was adopted by the Masons . You had an amazing day !!
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    Yes , could be that same style watch - this post is gonna blow up !
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    John Wright 1720 Pocket Watch!!!!!

    Ok so I had to do a new post after I did some research. I'm 99.9% sure it's a 1720 John Wright pocket watch. Which is the oldest American pocket watch. I found it about 75 feet from a very prominent/wealthy and historic figure in 1700's America. I wont say who because I dont want to give my permission away....I'm literally shaking right now.
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    Looks like a Match!! Nice score
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    nice!!!!!!

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    Wow, those are some fancy relics. Nice going!
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    No words worth trying to describe my astonishment at that. Simply fantastic!!!!

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    Interesting configuration of owners initials!

    Normally following on from the 17th C configuration the Family initial would be on top of the triangle so;
    L (over)
    SW
    L= Family Name
    S=Husbands first name, W= Wifes first name.

    Kind of odd to see it up-side-down, with a Mason's symbol of the all-seeing-eye!
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    Woah very nice find! Congrats!
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    Awesome find! Congrats!

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    Congratualtions on the killer relic find!

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    Great finds, very interesting.
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