Any info on this old Nivrel pocket watch?

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    Any info on this old Nivrel pocket watch?

    I just inherited this old watch from my father in law. The only info that anyone seems to have about it was that it was his fathers. The only thing it says on the watch is "Nivrel" and "Swiss made" it seems to be working, although I don't know how to adjust it. Any information would be appreciated.
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    Re: Any info on this old Nivrel pocket watch?

    Pics of the movement would be most helpful. It is most likely a Unitas movement, variations of which are still made today.
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    Re: Any info on this old Nivrel pocket watch?

    Im not sure how to open it. Any idea?

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    Re: Any info on this old Nivrel pocket watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gboucher View Post
    Im not sure how to open it. Any idea?
    This may help OPENING A VINTAGE WRISTWATCH OR POCKET WATCH CASE
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    Re: Any info on this old Nivrel pocket watch?

    NIVREL was the brand name for DIDISHEIM La Chaux de Fonds
    The famous maker of MARVIN (hermetic sealed watches)
    I can not find a date they started to market under that name - sorry. But your watch was made by Didisheim

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    Re: Any info on this old Nivrel pocket watch?

    Thank you for the information. I will try to get it open, or take it to a shop to get it opened, and post pics of the movement.

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