Movement ID needed - 1914 Nurses Centre Seconds
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    Movement ID needed - 1914 Nurses Centre Seconds

    Prompted by Marricks thread I recalled that I have this watch for which I've failed to identify the maker. It was imported by George Stockwell in 1914 and I'm also interested in clarification if this is direct or indirect centre seconds (and in case you wonder, as I did, that top bridge does not conceal an indirect seconds transfer between the two pinions). The watch is missing the sweep second hand but the pinion is there. I would guess it's about 13'" - calibre is 30mm.

    Apologies for the phone pictures - any thoughts?

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    Movement ID needed - 1914 Nurses Centre Seconds

    Great bit of history you have there Mirius.

    I'm sure I have said this many times, but it looks familiar... So much so, I think we have seen similar on here before??

    I will have a look...
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    Re: Movement ID needed - 1914 Nurses Centre Seconds

    Or... If you need parts... You could always snap this up

    http://www.ww1watch.com/shop/Extraor...s-Trench-Watch

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    Re: Movement ID needed - 1914 Nurses Centre Seconds

    Ouch! Well at least that confirms my expectations as to how the seconds hand should look. I think I might have to save up my pocket money for that one.


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    Re: Movement ID needed - 1914 Nurses Centre Seconds

    Very unusual watch, I've never saw the likes.

    It's difficult to visualise how the center secs is driven.
    It looks like the fourth wheel is in the center of the watch and the second wheel (normaly the center wheel)
    is offset. This would make this watch a direct drive center seconds.

    A rare watch indeed.

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    Re: Movement ID needed - 1914 Nurses Centre Seconds

    Thanks Radger. I will have to have a closer look at the calibre and understand the construction.

    Looking again at the watch that Sparcster linked to I note that it was pin set which seems odd though a simple enough variation.


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