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Posted 2 years ago

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pw-collector
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This is another car clock / watch. Plate #4 above shows the mounting bracket attached to the back cover.
The watch movement and dial is marked:
H.L.Matile
Locle
N. 9355 (movement serial number)
Dial measures 46.08 mm
Movement measures 45.70
Silverode case 58.94 mm across, 20 mm thick
Stem wind / lever set (plate #3 above shows the pin that needs to be moved toward the 2 in order to set the time.
He was a Swiss watch maker in the 1800's. Some of his watches were displayed at the Philadelphia Exhibition of 1876, but that is about all I have been able to find on his history. Any information that you may have is appreciated.
I did find this amusing letter to the editor from Mark Twain:

Letter to the Editor
"I have examined the wonderful watch made by Mr. H.L. Matile, and indeed it comes nearer of being a human being than any piece of ­mechanism I ever saw before.… I think one might take out several of the wheels that are already in it and it would still be a more ­intelligent ­citizen than some that help to govern the ­country. On the whole I think it is entitled to vote, that is, if its sex is of the right kind."
—Mark Twain, to The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review, February 1877

Thanks for looking,
Dave
(plate #4 didn't post. Try again)

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  1. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks BELLIN68 & officialfuel for the appreciation.
    Plate #4 showing the mounting bracket is now posted.
    Dave
  2. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    I forgot to mention it is a stem wind / lever set (plate #3 above shows the pin that needs to be moved toward the 2 in order to set the time.
    I made correction above.
    Dave
  3. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks thisoldwatch for the appreciation.
    Dave
  4. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks Bruce99 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  5. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks mustangtony for the appreciation.
    No problem BELLIN68.
    Dave
  6. thisoldwatch thisoldwatch, 2 years ago
    Dave, I have just listed a movement, which looks very close to yours.
    Jim
  7. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks musikchoo for the appreciation.
    Dave
  8. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks Kevin for the appreciation.
    Dave
  9. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks geo26e for the appreciation.
    Dave
  10. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks Kerry or the appreciation.
    Dave
  11. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks petey for the appreciation.
    Dave
  12. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks miKKoChristmas11 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  13. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks toolate2 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  14. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks pops52 for the appreciation,
    Dave

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