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    rg
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    Default Silverode

    What is silverode? Is it the same material as nickel silver?

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    rg
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    Default Silverode (RE: rg)

    What is silverode? Is it the same material as nickel silver?

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    Default Silverode (RE: rg)

    rg:

    Nickel cases, sometimes referred to as nickel-silver cases, were relatively inexpensive and are durable. When polished up properly, they attain a nice luster, appearing like silver, but not quite as "white." American watch case companies produced nickel cases under various trade names including,

    Alaska Metal - Sold by Sears, Roebuck & Co.
    Argentine - Bay State Watch Case Co.
    Oresilver - Fahys Watch Case Co.
    Nickel Silver - Illinois Watch Case Co.
    Silverine - Dueber Watch Case Co.
    Silverode - Philadelphia. Watch Case Co.
    Silveroid - Keystone Watch Case Co.

    Kent

    That guy down in Georgia

    Edited to add Argentine

    Edited to and note for Alaska Metal

    [This message was edited by Kent on September 07, 2003 at 11:11.]
    Kent
    That guy down in Georgia

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    Spike
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    Default Silverode (RE: rg)

    Hi Kent,
    I have a case that's marked "PURE NICKEL." Is it likely to be an alloy regardless of the marking? Just curious!

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    Default Silverode (RE: rg)

    Hi Anne:

    I don't really know, but I think that its really pure nickel, probably marked that way to make it sound like something other than an inexpensive case.

    Kent

    That guy down in Georgia
    Kent
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    Default Silverode (RE: rg)

    These nickel cases are often referred to as "white brass" and polish up well but don't get your fingerprints on them!

    Jon Hanson, NAWCC #8801
    Founder and President Chapter 149, The Early American Watch Club


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    Spike
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    Default Silverode (RE: rg)

    Thanks Kent & Jon for the info!

    (And no, I don't confuse "pure" with "valuable"!)

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