Logo identification.

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  1. PJQL

    PJQL Registered User

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    Hi,
    Does anyone recognise this logo please ?
    Thanks.....Piers
     

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  2. PJQL

    PJQL Registered User

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    Hi,
    Could I put out another call for this logo please ? I can't seem to match it to any thing...what exactly is it ?...An urn ?
    Thanks !
     
  3. G_Z

    G_Z Registered User

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    The symbol is a lyra (vintage hand held harp). Lyra as a logo was used by some makers (Gallet, James Calame-Robert..)
    The movement is a swiss one of the 'Systeme Glashütte' - type imitating the layout of German Glashütte watches witout the technical features. Watches like this were made and distibuted by many close to 1900. Close to 'faking' the german watches most of the makers had no intention to place their names. One of the makers (August Hoeter) used the pseudo-german label Teutonia. Some of the movements were signed by FHF under the dial.

    Compare the movement with Roland Ranff's database (Teutonia 19 lg):

    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&&2uswk&Teutonia_19&


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  4. doug sinclair

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    Check out MIKROLISK. I spent a bunch of time parsing through the listings, and found nothing. BUT! The "A" listing in Mikrolisk is 41 pages long! The "S" listing is 46 pages long. So there might be 800 pages in Mikrolisk, at about 100 per page. You do the numbers. And after it all, you may not find a listing! As an aside, I think you are looking for a LYRE, which is a form of harp!
     
  5. PJQL

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    Thanks GZ and Doug....appreciated ;)

    More digging required then. And I can't play the harp either.

    Regards

    Piers
     
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    lyra.jpg
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    hello
    Non-Magnetic Fabrique d'Horlogerie Nivia SA / Viatte & Guenin Biel, Swiss
    sorry but I have not found links between the brand "non magnetic" and the logo Lyra
    regards enrico
     
  7. PJQL

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    Thanks Enrico :)
     
  8. gmorse

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    Hi Piers,

    I'd say it's a lyre, but having searched on Mikrolisk for this, (using the German "lyra"), nothing really fits. I wonder if it's just an ornament?

    Regards,

    Graham
     
  9. arvidlundqvist

    arvidlundqvist New Member

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    Probably Bourquin & Kenel, (Paix 17., Chaux-De-Fonds) which sold watches under Non-Magnetic name . Mostly there were cased in cases with (B&K) in OVal


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    "Non-Magnetic Fabrique d'Horlogerie Nivia SA / Viatte & Guenin Biel, Swiss" - Non-Magnetic was name for wristwatches from 1940-50 ties

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