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Retro Services Jupex Movement Gentleman's Watch

Retro Services Jupex Movement Gentleman's Watch


Looking super with its soft gold retro dial -  A high quality watch in good contition, keeping time, 36mmx40mm brass case .

Another of Britain's significant watch brands the Services Watch Company, founded at 35, Leicester Grove, Leeds on 14th June

1926 by Frank Liquorish. They would become a significant retailer of 'Services Sports Watches' by casing up a variety of German

(Thiel), Swiss (many Oris) and, post-war British (mainly Smiths and Anglo Celtic, some Newmark) movements. They moved to

Leicester in February 1927, originally at Central Buildings, Market Place, Leicester, then 37, Belvoir Street, then to

Jewry Wall Street moving around 1949 to 25-27, Bede Street where was now also their Aviation Watch Co subsidiary

(believed established around 1938 in Tyrell Street - by Frank Liquorish). They moved to Time House, Braunstone Gate,

Leicester and then to a refurbished 27,000 sq.ft factory, Time House, Duke Street in 1966. Frank died 30th May 1954 and

the business was continued under G H Jessop (who came from the textiles industry). Services are credited with the first

linen effect dials and, in moving up-market, pioneered cloth padded luxury presentation cases, copied by others! Their

watches would only be available through jewellers from 1957. Jessop left in 1968. Howard White (ex-Anglo-Celtic) joined

Services as Works Manager in 1956, becoming Technical Director until 1972 when he too left (he was also a director of

Swiss Watch Corporation (England) Ltd). Services then became simple importers and disappeared soon after.



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