Tho RUSSELL & Son 'Makers to the QUEEN' Liverpool & London. No 64024


Swiss Independent centre-secs movement with jumping 1/5 seconds, circa 1880.

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Nicely finished and highly jewelled nickel barred keywound movement with pink gold wheel trains, the pillar-plate also numbered 32211. Straight-line, detached lever escapement with steel club-tooth escape with polished tips to the teeth. Compensation balance, balance-spring with overcoil. Lovely signed snap-on enamel dial in perfect condition, fine original gold and blued-steel hands. 46 mm diameter, 8.5 mm deep, not including centre arbor or winding squares.

Thomas Russell & Son, one of the largest Liverpool watch manufacturers at the end of the 19th century, who also retailed watches, both English and Swiss (from Longines to Kullberg), not made by themselves. NB: This movement is top quality Swiss work and is no doubt by one of the major manufacturers - it is as good if not better finished than the Jules Jurgensen I have just recently offered and sold.

Complete and in lovely original and unbroken condition. Not cleaned by me but will tick happily when wound.