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Antique Silver Suffragette Inscribed Watch

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Beautiful and rare silver Swiss cased ladies watch. 800 stamp and bird marking denoting Swiss silver. Various other markings inside case.
More importantly it is inscribed on the rear " I would rather be a rebel than a slave" turn of the Century suffragette inspired. One can only guess at the type of lady that would have worn this openly but at the same time covertly as a supporter of the cause, maybe to hide it from her husband as this wouldn't have been a cheap watch back then, so belonged to the upper classes, I would expect.
German movement and maker. I can't make the signature out but someone more expert may know him.
Keeps regular time but may need gentle shake if wound down and left for a length of time.