IN response to your very interesting article in the March 7 edition of the Northwich Guardian, my grandfather Richard Cross received a similar Buren Grand Prix watch from ICI in 1955.

The wording on the back cover is exactly the same as pictured but ‘to R Cross, 20 years service, 1955’.

Richard and Florrie lived in the house next to Mrs Curzon’s shop in Runcorn Road, Barnton.

Both died in the 1970s and the watch was passed to me (their oldest grandchild).

I had the watch serviced and it has run continuously since then, being wound each day, and keeping accurate time.

A replacement leather strap was fitted some years ago and the watch is kept in its original box.

Philip Goodall Chester