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696 695 Wales & McCulloch, 20 Ludgate Hill, London, Movement No. 3480, Case No. 3480, 51 mm, 125 g, circa 1897  An English half hunting case pocket watch with Bonniksen carousel revolving in 52,5 minutes, formerly with Kew A certificate of the Kew/Teddington observatory “82.1 Marks Especially Good” Case: 18k gold, inlaid, radial Roman numerals, polished, gold dome, case maker’s punch mark “EM” (Edward Matthews, Clerkenwell). Dial: enamel, off-white (Willis), radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, signed, blued double spade hands. Movm.: 3/4 plate movement, frosted, gilt, signed, chatoned, English lever escapement, gold screw compensation balance, chatoned diamond endstone on balance. Wales & McCulloch The company Wales & McCulloch existed in London since 1862. The first address was 32 Ludgate Street; from 1862 until 1869 the company had premises at 56 Cheapside, it moved to 22 Ludgate Hill later. >From 1890 until bis 1910 the company address was 20 Ludgate Hill. Tony Mercer lists Wales & McCulloch in “Chronometer Makers of the World” as manufacturer as well as retailer and supplier to the Admiralty. For this watch Wales & McCulloch used a finished movement produced by the watch industry Bonniksen had revived in Coventry and fitted it with a dial and a case before selling it. The company is recorded as having supplied the British navy with deck watches from 1896 until 1914 - one of them, No. 121654 in 1909, was even a tourbillon. Wales & McCulloch, 20 Ludgate Hill, London 英國 — 英國半獵式懷 錶,附Bonniksen旋轉及52.5分鐘自轉,曾獲Kew/Tedington天文台 的”Kew A 82.1 Marks Especially Good”優良審核證書 40443  C: 2 D: 2 M: 2, 41  5.500 - 6.500 EUR 6.100 - 7.200 USD 49.500 - 58.500 HKD Nicole Nielsen & Co., 14 Soho Square, London, Movement No. 10095, Case No. 10095, 54 mm, 169 g, circa 1888  A heavy hunting case pocket watch with split seconds chronograph Case: 18k gold, tiered, polished, engraved monogram “NW”, gold dome, case maker’s punch mark “EN” (Emil Nielsen partner in Nicole, Nielsen & Co., entered 6 August 1878), pusher for chronograph at “11 and 1”. Dial: enamel, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds at “9”, signed, blued spade hands. Movm.: 3/4 plate movement, frosted, gilt, signed, finely ground and bevelled chronograph steel parts, ratchet wheel, English lever escapement, gold screw compensation balance, fine florally engraved balance cock, index spring fine adjusting device. Nicole Nielsen & Co., 14 Soho Square, London The Nicole Nielsen & Co. had a reputation for the fine quality of their watches; they were one of the main suppliers for Chas. Frodsham. Nicole Nielsen started out as a manufacturer of chronographs but extended their product range to include pocket chronometers, carrousel watches and tourbillons for well-known brands in London. The Swiss parent company Nicole & Capt was founded in Geneva in 1837; Adolphe Nicole and his partner Henry Capt opened their first branch in 1840 in London. Jules Capt joined the company as a partner in 1843 after Henry Capt had died; one year later Adolphe Nicole received his first patent. He was issued two more patents, in 1862 (for a chronograph movement) and 1870 (for a resilient lever). Shortly after Jules Capt’s death in 1876 Sophus Emil Nielsen, son-in-law and employee of Nicole, became a partner and applied for a patent (for an up and down mechanism). In 1888 Sophus Emil Nielsen sold the company to Mr. North and held the position of managerial director together with Harrison Mill Frodsham. Whereas Nicole Nielsen & Co. probably had many of their special parts made in Switzerland, the majority of parts was produced on the premises at Soho Square. Nicole Nielsen & Co., 14 Soho Square, London 英國 — 厚實的獵式懷 錶,附追針計時碼錶 40410  C: 2 D: 2 M: 2, 41  5.500 - 7.000 EUR 6.100 - 7.800 USD 49.500 - 63.000 HKD