Thos Russell PW; Case and movement id

itspcb

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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?

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Peter
 

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klokwiz

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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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Piers
 

itspcb

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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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