Monk Brothers (1873 – 1900)

Monk Brothers silversmith and Jeweller, listed as makers and retailers, may have been part of the Monk Watchmaking dynasty from Bolton.

George Monk a silversmith and Jeweller listed in 1881 is believed to have possibly formed a partnership with his younger brother Frederick, and they used the name on their products.

They are listed at number 12 Deansgate in Bolton.

Monk Brothers, Bolton. An 18ct Gold keyless wind open face pocket watch. Case & Movement No.4060, London Hallmark for 1888 Gilt 3/4 plate English lever movement, white dial with black Roman numerals, black outer minute and 1/5th second tracks, blued steel spade hands with centre seconds, polished hinged case 

This watch, probably a bought in movement by Williamson’s was decorated for World War One as the “Plucky Four” Recruitment Pocket Watch 1915

A Monk Brothers of Bolton sterling silver pocket watch. Hallmarked sterling silver, Birmingham and dates 1887.