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    Mr_Smurf
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    Default Solid gold case?


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    Mr_Smurf
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    Default Solid gold case? (RE: Mr_Smurf)


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    Default Solid gold case? (RE: Mr_Smurf)

    It should be solid 14K gold, based on the hallmark...

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    Mr_Smurf
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    Default Solid gold case? (RE: Mr_Smurf)

    Just wondering since my J.Boss 25 years warranted case has the same symbol.. but it also has a scale

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    Default Solid gold case? (RE: Mr_Smurf)

    Mr_Smurf:

    The balance (scale) is the trade mark for Keystone's J. Boss case. Your case is solid gold per this 1888 Ad from the Keystone Watch Case Co. showing the trade marks used in a variety of their pocket watch cases.
    Kent
    That guy down in Georgia

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    Default Solid gold case? (RE: Mr_Smurf)

    The symbol represents the company logo. It is a keystone with the Co, inside, short for the Keystone Watch Case Co.
    The scales (which are not present on your case) would indicate that the case was a 20 year gold filled, if there was a crown over the scales, a 25 year case.
    Ed Ueberall
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    Default Solid gold case? (RE: Mr_Smurf)

    I can see that my friend Ed types a little bit slower than I do (or a little quicker, depending upon how you look at it).

    "J. Boss" or"Jas. Boss" cases are gold-filled, guaranteed for 15 (maybe), 20 or 25 years. A 1907 Keystone Ad shows their balance (scale) & crown trade mark used on their 25-year Jas. Boss (J. Boss) cases, and the plain balance trade mark identifying their 20-year J. Boss cases.
    Kent
    That guy down in Georgia

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