I'm writing original fiction, part of which is set in late Victorian London (around the 1880s/1890s). My question is how much would a good quality pocketwatch have cost then?
I've searched on google for various combinations of words like cost/price of watch/pocketwatch 1800s/victorian era but I'm getting bogged down by the histories of the watchmakers with no reference to specific prices, or modern prices of antique or modern pocketwatches. The closest I've got is discovering that a good quality pocketwatch would have cost about a month's wages but that refers to America rather than England and also doesn't give a specific date either. I also tried searching on victorianlondon.org but can't find anything on there.
Thanks in advance if anyone can help.