21st October 2017 

Swiss Pocket Watches by Revue Thommen


Swiss Watches: Revue Thommen.. RevueF


Founded originally in the 1850's the company became Revue Thommen in 1908 and were producing better than average quality watches sold in the UK under their Vertex brand, as Syren, Terminus and through distributers such a Limit. See also my blog post "The range of size 16 movements by Revue Thommen appears to be very large, but all is not quite as it seems". Those signed by J.W. Benson are shown on the J.W. Benson page.

Although they had always had some good premium makers the Swiss really came to the fore in watch making around the time of the Great War when they over took the then dominant American industry in both quality and price performance.

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Unless otherwise stated all watches have 7 jewels are working, keep at least reasonable time for their age and wind and set correctly. Lids and bezels are secure, stay closed and where appropriate open when the button or crown is pressed. Any inscriptions, dedications or monograms (other than jewellers and makers marks) and any gold plate worn through to the core will either be shown in the photographs, described in the text or both. Movements carry a 6 or 12 month warranty as described under “Warranty info”.




Swiss Watches: Revue Thommen.. S711f

S711. Limit (Revue), 19J, 1929.

A split plate 19 jewel movement by Revue for Limit. The Swiss Lever escapement has an ElinvarBreguet Sprung screwed balance with Double Roller and micro adjuster. Crown wound and set.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring it is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty.

Oxford Pocket Watches: S711 Limit (Revue) 19J 1929 &emdash; S711 Limit (Revue) 19J 1929 (3)

The English double backed case has Birmingham hallmarks for Sterling Silver, 1929 and the makers mark of AL Dennison. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

BRACKLEY £340 More pictures on Zenfolio.


Swiss Watches: Revue Thommen.. S682f

S682. DF&C Selezi (Revue) 15J 1919

A quality movement by Revue for Dimier Freres & Cie and branded by them "Selezi", DF&C had extensive watch making interests in Switzerland but this one was probably made for the London watch importing branch of the business. The split plate 15 jewel movement has a Swiss Lever escapement with a Breguet Sprung cut compensating balance with Double Roller. Crown wound and set.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring and is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty.

Oxford Pocket Watches: S682 DF&C Selezi (Revue) 15J 1919 &emdash; S682 DF&C Selezi (Revue) 15J 1919

The English double backed case has Birmingham hallmarks for Sterling Silver, 1919 and the makers mark of A.L. Dennison. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

STOCK £305 More pictures on Zenfolio.


Swiss Watches: Revue Thommen.. S705f

S705. Revue, 15J c 1930

A three-quarter plate 15 jewel movement by Revue and signed by them with their trade mark under the dial. The Swiss Lever escapement has a Breguet Sprung cut compensating balance with Double Roller and micro adjuster. Crown wound and set.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring and is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty.

Oxford Pocket Watches: S705 Revue 15J c1930 &emdash; S705 Revue 15J c1930 (7)

The English double backed case is a "Moon" grade in Rolled Gold by Dennison in 10 carat Filled Gold. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

BRACKLEY £305 More pictures on Zenfolio.


Swiss Watches: Revue Thommen.. S549f

S549. Gaydon & Sons (Vertex), 15J, 1924

A split plate 15 jewel movement by Revue and signed by them on a winding gear using their "Vertex" brand. The Swiss Lever escapement has an Elinvar Breguet sprung screwed balance with Double Roller. Crown wound and set.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring it is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty.

Oxford Pocket Watches: S549 Gaydon & Sons (Vertex) 15J 1924 &emdash; S549 Gaydon & Sons (Vertex) 15J 1924 (8)

The English made triple hinged double backed case has Birmingham hallmarks for Sterling Silver, 1924 and the makers mark of A.L. Dennison. The dust cover has been signed by the retailer, "Gaydon & Sons, Kingston on Thames" It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

STOCK £290 More pictures in Zenfolio


Swiss Watches: Revue Thommen.. S703f

S703. Limit (Revue) 15J 1919

A split plate 15 jewel movement by Revue for Limit. The Swiss Lever escapement has a Breguet Sprung cut compensating balance with Double Roller. Crown wound and set.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring it is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty.


Oxford Pocket Watches: S703 Limit (Revue) 15J 1919 &emdash; S703 Limit (Revue) 15J 1919 (7)

The Swiss made double backed case has London hallmarks for imported Sterling Silver, 1919 and the mark of George Stockwell an import agent. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

STOCK £280 More pictures on Zenfolio.


Swiss Watches: Revue Thommen.. S712f

S712. Limit No2 (Revue), 15J, 1937.

A split plate 15 jewel movement by Revue for Limit and branded as their "No2". The Swiss Lever escapement has an Elinvar over-sprung screwed balance with Double Roller. Crown wound and set.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring it is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty.

Oxford Pocket Watches: S712 Limit No2 (Revue) 15J 1937 &emdash; S712 Limit No2 (Revue) 15J 1937 (4)

The English snap backed "Eclipse" case has Birmingham hallmarks for Sterling Silver, 1937 and the makers mark of AL Dennison. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

STOCK £250 More pictures on Zenfolio.


Swiss Watches: Revue Thommen.. Next

Recently sold watches

Following requests from buyers who are giving watches as presents I no longer show the price of sold watches.



Swiss Watches: Revue Thommen.. S560f

S560. Thos Russell (Revue), 15J, c1935

A 15 jewelled high grade size 16 model 31 movement (as previously supplied to J.W. Benson) by Revue Thommen of Switzerland for Thos Russell of Liverpool and signed by them on the dial and on the winding gear and by Revue on the movement.

It has a Swiss Lever escapement with an over-sprung screwed balance and a double roller.

Serviced with a new mainspring and balance staff it is keeping excellent time. 12 months warranty.

Complete with warranty documentation for it as a second hand watch probably 1960's or 70's but using a pre war form.

The movement is in an oversized case which is 2.15" / 5.45cm in diameter excluding the pendant, about the same as a slim size 18 which probably accounts for the watch being described as a size 18 on the warranty. The exceptionally good case is American by the Illinois Watch Case Company in rolled gold and is engraved "The Russell Model", almost certainly in Liverpool. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new mineral glass crystal fro old stock.

SOLD View Photo Album at hi-res.



Swiss Watches: Revue Thommen.. S710f

S710. Kay's Keyless Triumph (Revue), 15J, 1928.

A 15 jewel movement by Revue, signed by them with their trade mark under the dial, for Kay's of Worcester and branded the "Keyless Triumph". The Swiss Lever escapement has an Elinvar over-sprung screwed with Double Roller. Crown wound and set.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring and is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty.

Oxford Pocket Watches: S710 Kay's Keyless Triumph (Revue) 15J 1928 &emdash; S710 Kay's Keyless Triumph (Revue) 15J 1928 (8)

The English made double backed case has Birmingham hallmarks for Sterling Silver, 1928 and the makers mark of A.L. Dennison. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

STOCK £290 More pictures on Zenfolio.


Swiss Watches: Revue Thommen.. S728f

S728. DF&C (Revue) 15J Half Hunter 1923.

A quality movement by Revue for Dimier Freres & Cie , DF&C had extensive watch making interests in Switzerland but this one was probably made for the London watch importing branch of the business. The split plate 15 jewel movement has a Swiss Lever escapement with an Elinvar over-sprung screwed balance with Double Roller. Crown wound and set.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring and is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty.

The English double backed case has Birmingham hallmarks for Sterling Silver 1923 and the mark of A.L. Dennison. It has been ultrasonicall cleaned and had a new crystal.

SOLD More pictures on Zenfolio.


Swiss Watches: Revue Thommen.. S777f

S777 Limit No2 (Revue), 15J Hunter, c1925

A split plate 15 jewel movement by Revue for Limit and branded as their "No2". The Swiss Lever escapement has an Elinvar over-sprung screwed balance with Double Roller. Crown wound and set.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring it is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty.

The English double backed case is a "Moon" by Dennison in 10 carat Filled Gold. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

SOLD More pictures on Zenfolio.


Swiss Watches: Revue Thommen.. S779f

S779. Limit No 2, 15J Masonic c1936.

A split plate 15 jewel movement by Revue for Limit and branded as their "No2". The Swiss Lever escapement has an Elinvar over-sprung screwed balance with Double Roller. Crown wound and set. The Mason decoration would have been added to the standard watch but I have no idea when.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring it is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty.

The English double backed case is a "Star" by Dennison in Rolled Gold. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

SOLD More pictures on Zenfolio


Swiss Watches: Revue Thommen.. S766f

S766. Revue, 15J, c1920

A three-quarter plate 15 jewel movement by Revue and signed by them with their trade mark under the dial. The Swiss Lever escapement has a, Elinvar Breguet Sprung cut screwed balance with a Double Roller. Crown wound and set.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring and is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty.

The English double backed case is a "Moon" grade in Rolled Gold by Dennison in 10 carat Filled Gold. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

SOLD More pictures on Zenfolio.


Swiss Watches: Revue Thommen.. S768f

S768. Nilsson (Revue Sola), 15J, c 1915

A quality movement by Revue branded "Sola", retailed by Janne Nilsson of Halmstad, Sweden and signed by them on the dial. The slim GT30 model split plate 15 jewel movement has a Swiss Lever escapement with a Breguet sprung cut compensating balance with Double Roller. Crown wound and set.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring and is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty.

The Swiss made double backed, triple hinged, case has Swiss hallmarks for .800 silver and the German import mark - this does not necessarily mean that the watch ever went to Germany as Swiss watches often have the mark, probably "just in case". As is common with cases of this type the inner dust cover is base metal. The bezels front and back have been gilded and unusually the gilding is in very good condition. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new mineral glass crystal from old stock.

SOLD More Pictures on Zenfolio.


Swiss Watches: Revue Thommen.. S572f

S572. Syren (Revue), 15J c1926.

A three-quarter plate 15 jewel movement by Revue branded "Syren". The Swiss Lever escapement has a Breguet Elinvar Sprung screwed balance with Double Roller. Crown wound and set.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring and is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty.

The English double backed case is a Star grade in Rolled Gold by Dennison. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has a new crystal.

SOLD More pictures.


Swiss Watches: Revue Thommen.. S797f

S797. Thos Russell (Revue), 9J Hunter, c1935.

A 15 jewelled high grade size 16 model 31 movement (as previously supplied to J.W. Benson) by Revue Thommen of Switzerland for Thos Russell of Liverpool and signed by them on the dial.

It has a Swiss Lever escapement with an over-sprung screwed balance and a double roller.

Serviced with a new mainspring it is keeping excellent time. 12 months warranty.

The case is American by the Illinois Watch Case Company in rolled gold and is engraved "The Russell Model", almost certainly in Liverpool. It has been ultrasonically cleaned and has an excellent mineral glass crystal.

SOLD More pictures on Zenfolio.


Swiss Watches: Revue Thommen.. S429f

S429. Revue Thommen for Limit, 1919

A split plate 7 jewel movement by Revue for Limit. The Swiss Lever escapement has an Elinvar Breguet Sprung screwed balance with Double Roller. Crown wound and set.

Ultrasonically cleaned and serviced with a new mainspring it is keeping excellent time, 12 months warranty.

Oxford Pocket Watches: S429 Limit (Revue) 7J 1919 &emdash; S429 Limit (Revue) 7J 1919 (7)

The Swiss made double backed case has London import hallmarks for Stirling Silver, date marks for 1919 and the sponsor's mark of George Stockwall, watch importer. It has an new mineral glass crystal from old stock.

SOLD More pictures on Zenfolio.