WATSON Raymond Edward

Name Raymond Edward WATSON
Country Of Origin Australia
Born 1934
Died 2022
Birth/ Baptism Born 22 August 1934, Montrose, Nurse Munnings’ Private Hospital, Launceston
Parents Robert Henry Edward and Grace Watson (formerly Levis)
Apprenticeship From 1950: With his father
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Launceston
Street Address
99a St John Street, Launceston
Brisbane Street, Launceston
The Quadrant, Launceston
Corner Brisbane and St John Streets, Launceston
Marriage/Spouse Lorraine Watson
Other Commenced work in the family business when he was 15 and continued until his retirement in 2004.

1979: Son Neil commenced a watchmaking apprenticeship with his father.
1982: Ray purchased Launceston business, Josephs Jewellers.

Mid 1980s: Moved to The Quadrant Mall, Launceston.
2004: Retired.
2009: Neil and his wife Caroline purchased the business.

Death 4 January 2022, Launceston
Watson family records.
The Mercury (Hobart) 23 August 1934; Newcastle Times 22 April 2018; The Examiner (Launceston) 7 January 2022.