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    Swiss maker

    Thank you very much Enrico
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    Swiss maker

    Hi all. Can somebody identify the maker of this swiss mouvement> Sold by North & Sons Ltd with the dial signed Nicole Nielsen & Co.Ltd. as an attachement to motorcicle speedometer. Time frame 1915. In 2019, the relative value of £1 1s 0d from 1915 ranges from £84.76 to £794.10...
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    Swiss maker

    Hi all. Can somebody identify the maker of this swiss mouvement> Sold by North & Sons Ltd with the dial signed Nicole Nielsen & Co.Ltd. as an attachement to motorcicle speedometer. Time frame 1915. In 2019, the relative value of £1 1s 0d from 1915 ranges from £84.76 to £794.10...
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    History of watchmaking in the Vallée de Joux

    Hi Paul, You are correct about "this might just spark yet another discussion about the precise English and French meanings of "chronograph". Hawever: The Chronograph The origin of the chronograph can be very confusing, because people are not necessarily talking about the same thing. The...
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    History of watchmaking in the Vallée de Joux

    Hi Paul, You will find that in the book the invention of the chronograph is attributed to Henri-Féreol Piguet, working for Nicole & Capt in the period 1859/1863. I would put a cautionary note to the claim, the cause of 99% of Swiss Horological Literarture saying that H-F Piguet invented and...
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    Another Charles Frodsham movement

    To try and clear the the confusion here what I have written in 2012. It has been very interesting to follow the posts concerning Nicole Nielsen, Charles Frodsham and E J Dent in the last few weeks. Having carried out some research on Nicole Nielsen & Co. I will try to shed some light on the...
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    What do Ingold watches look like?

    Hi Tom For more information on Pierre Frederich Ingold see the seminal work by R. F. and R.W. Carrington “Pierre Frederic Ingold and the British Watch and Clockmaking Company” AHS 1978 vol.10 pp 698-714. “Quelques Notes sur Pierre-Frederic Ingold et les traveaux de E. Haudenschild”, by the...
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    Dent Watch Serial Numbers

    Dear All, Very interesting post, caming to ineresting assumptions and supposition. E J DenT and M F Dent, as far as it can be established, DID NOT MAKE any watches! A quick view of Dent work ledgers at the Guildhall Library (manuscrip section) will confirm this. For peaple who can not go to the...
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    Trying to identify late 1880s English (?) movement

    Hi Martin, Yes I am still doing research on Nicole & Capt, Nicole Nielsen & Co. Ltd. and their successors. You have probably forgotten but have a look at; On the Matter of Nicole Nielsen, E J Dent and Charles FrodshamRegards Tony
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    Trying to identify late 1880s English (?) movement

    For anybody interested have a look at https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/18414/lot/61/ The site give more detail on Richard Bridgeman. As a matter of general interest in "The Horological Journal June 1889" there is an article describing the visit by the students of The British Horological...
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    Trying to identify late 1880s English (?) movement

    Hi tacmorris, Your watch was made by Nicole Nielsen & Co. Ltd. Here is the description from Mercer "The Frodshams". "Floating or Hanging Barrel This [calliper] had been design for Frodsham by Richard Bridgeman (who died in 1904). The barrel for this movement is as high as the upper surface of...

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