ITO / Benoit-Nicolet 10 1/2'''

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10 1/2”’ | Hand Wind | Swiss Lever | Small Seconds |

Remarks:

  • The ITO Watch by A. Benoit-Nicolet from Perles and Biel in Switzerland is a manufacturer about which little is known. The company existed since at least 1910 and probably specialized in small lever movements for the US market. According to Pritchard, the company existed at least until 1952 (as BENOIT-ITO)
  • The hour wheel is missing from the movement shown

 

  • Listing ID: 3799
  • Manufacturer / Brand: ITO / Benoit-Nicolet
  • Caliber: 10 1/2'''
  • Size in French Lignes: 10 1/2'''
  • Shape: Round
  • Winding: Manual (Crown)
  • Hands Setting: Crown
  • Seconds Hand: Small seconds
  • Escapement: Lever (Swiss, English, Glashütte)
  • Date, Day, Month...: None
  • Jewels: 15
  • Setting Lever Screw/Pin Position: Left
  • Balance Position: Bottom (120 - 240°)
  • Shock Protection: None
  • Beats per hour: 18,000
  • Balance Type: Monometallic screw balance
  • Power Reserve: Unknown
  • Production Period: Unknown
  • Identification: Dial side marked with ITO in oval. Shown in the Swartchild catalog from 1946.
  • External Link: https://uhrforum.de/threads/identifizierte-uhrwerke-die-weder-bei-ranfft-lorenz-noch-im-watch-wiki-zu-finden-sind.86322/page-19#post-2981665
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Contributor ©: Uhrforum.de member Badener (Andreas Kelz)

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