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    Apologies for the belated SalonQP photos. I really have been very tardy.


    Impressed, again, by the Bremont stand. Although there wasn't a new model being revealed / released, there was the full range on display, along with the new World Timers, and the Victory. The latter was flanked by Nelson's pocket watch - on loan from the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth.


    The gold pocket watch formerly belonging to Nelson was passed down to his daughter Horatia after his death in 1805. This was then kept within the family until 1957 when it was presented to the Museum by one her great grandsons, where it remains today.



    Nelson's Pocket Watch by Noodlefish, on Flickr


    Nelson's Pocket Watch Repeater movement by Noodlefish, on Flickr
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    Bremont Victory by Noodlefish, on Flickr
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    I hope that pocket watch came in to Nelson possession through any other means than actually purchasing it.
    That watch is as English as Napoleon, as nice as it is.

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    Unmarked no-name Swiss, by my reckoning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noodlefish View Post
    Unmarked no-name Swiss, by my reckoning?
    It could be either Swiss or French, but I'd go with Swiss too.
    Shame it's not English.
    I spent quite some years building a collection of English pocket and wrist watches only to sell them and buy modern wrist mounted Swiss stuff.
    I do however still have a really lovely 18th century pair cased, plung 1/4 repeater.
    It has been under restoration for nearly 6 years now, I am hoping to get it back early next year.
    When I will probably flog it to buy something wrist mounted and bland no doubt.

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