Thos Russell PW; Case and movement id

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    #1 itspcb, Mar 30, 2017
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    Can you help me with the term Silvernus. Is it a type of silver or a case name?
    I notice it appears on several Russell watches.
    Who is the likely movement maker?

    Thanks,
    Peter
     

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    Peter, Don't know the answer to your question, but it reminds me of the term "Silveroid" on american watch cases that are not good silver. Joe .
     
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    Hi Peter,

    Silvernus was a sales trademark registered by Thomas Russell around 1920. In fact Mikrolisk established that very fact.
    Like Joe...I doubt very much it's silver...more likely a nickel or other white metal compound.
    I don't know about your movement.....it's a familiar layout, but I don't know from whom. Someone will probably chip in, in due course.

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    Thanks Guys
    My choice would be a Nickel Alloy , but it sure is a good imitation of Silver
    Silveroid is a copper/nickel alloy I believe. But I have not found any reference to Silvernus as a metal and now I know why!

    Peter
     
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    Any one id the movement?
    Peter
     
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