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    How many Everests can there be?

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    I can't help noticing that there has been a lot of Everest stuff lately, what with Smiths and Hamilton getting mentioned, so I thought that I would throw this into the mix..The Everest Watch co...
    Any information would be gratefully received....
    (I know that the whole thing looks like a tiny grandfather clock but this is the only case that I had which would accommodate the movement and, to be honest, I quite like the look because it is unusual)
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    ..anyhow, what we are looking at here is the face not the case. The face is idiosyncratic in the sloping aspect of the numerals and looks like it may be original but who knows? The movement is a good quality one, which has had some adjustments, and works with the effortless efficiency that is missing in some less pampered movements. I can't find any info about the Everest Watch co, so if anyone can share what they know .....
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    Re: How many Everests can there be?

    Hi slopingsteve,

    Mikrloisk has a listing for The Everest Watch Co. Registered in 1927 in La Chaux-de-Fonds. But could find little else.

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    Re: How many Everests can there be?

    This is like the programme Dave Gorman used to do on the telly where he looked into things that had just one hit when put into a google search. I checked the Mikrloisk site and, as you say, it throws as much illumination as a "Dark Brown Overcoat". It is a sobering thought that, especially in these times of throw away watches, there must, by definition, be single extant examples of the work of long-dead factories, which,when they have been disposed of, signals the extinction of the brand! And no-one notices! How sad is that? It does, of course, apply to everything in the universe, so we had better get used to it. Whooooooo........Heavyyyyy!!!!.
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    Re: How many Everests can there be?

    Well, the movement is ye ol' Adolf Schild Cal. AS 340 or derivative:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: AS 340

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    Re: How many Everests can there be?

    Ever heard of:

    Everest Horology of St Louis?

    or

    Diastar of New Jersey?

    or

    Movado of Delaware?

    or

    Ocean Everest of Calgary?

    or

    Bijouterie Everest of Quebec?

    or

    Wing-Chu Wah of Calgary?

    or

    Picture Group of Moscow?

    or

    Timothy Everest of London?

    They all have or have had an Everest trademark design for watches.
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    Re: How many Everests can there be?

    So the answer to my original query is: at least 11.
    I'm glad we got that sorted out.
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    Re: How many Everests can there be?

    Hey, Pithy. It looks like you know what you're talking about so welcome to my party. Any contributions are welcome but please don't insult the other guests and please don't throw up on the new carpet.

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    Re: How many Everests can there be?

    Quote Originally Posted by slopingsteve View Post
    Hey, Pithy. It looks like you know what you're talking about so welcome to my party. Any contributions are welcome but please don't insult the other guests and please don't throw up on the new carpet.
    And there's entities in the Ukraine and Singapore using an Everest trademark.

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    Re: How many Everests can there be?

    From the list numbering 1750:

    EVEREST - Montres PICARD R & Fils (to USA) La Chaux-de-Fonds

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    Re: How many Everests can there be?

    If I were to re-posit the original question thus:
    Is the name "Everest" one of the five names most widely used in watchmaking for different makers, makes and models?

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