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tonywatch

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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.
tonywatch

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tonywatch

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Mar 20, 2009
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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.
tonywatch

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LloydB

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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.
tonywatch

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Without an image of the movement (works)
(or perhaps a patent number?) an accurate ID
is next to impossible. However, there are not
that many vintage movements that were labeled
specifically "30 - Hour".

The intended use on a motorcycle (with all its
potential vibration) would certainly limit the
choices to shock resistant ones, or those that
were inexpensive, but reliable for short periods.
One possibility was made by Westclox.
 
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gmorse

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Hi Tony,

Nicole Nielsen, formerly Nicole & Capt, were the foremost London watchmakers of the second half of the 19th century, supplying many of the finest watches to retailers such as Frodsham, Dent, Smith & Son, and Roskell.

See a resumé of the firm's history here.

Regards,

Graham
 
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