Accompanied by copies of the Kew Register of Watches Received and Dispatched, and an Abstract of the Results where the watch was tested between March 16th until April 29th 1904, gaining an "A" especially good certificate with a mark of 81.3
Thomas Russell considered one of the best watchmakers in Liverpool in the mid-19th century. He set up shop on Slater Street in Liverpool. Since the city functioned as a seafaring port, much of Russell's business came from the manufacture of ships clocks and chronometers. He is noted for creating the Russell Hunter pocket watch. When Thomas and his son were granted a Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria, they began stamping their watches "by Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen and HRM the Duke of Edinburgh and the Admiralty".