Antique sterling silver watch made by Fairfax & Roberts
This antique wrist watch was made by the Australian company, Fairfax & Roberts. Starting out as Fairfax & Lamb in 1842, after one of the leading founders, Richard Lamb in 1876, Alfred Fairfax – the other original founder- had his nephew Barton had join him in the company. They then partnered with a new investor, Oscar G. Roberts, and in 1886 they changed the name of the business to what it is now, Fairfax & Roberts.
The watch case was made in Switzerland and is stamped 0.935 meaning that it is 93.5% silver which is in fact higher than sterling silver which is 92.5% silver.
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