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    Jon Miller
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    Default Silverode (RE: Jon Miller)

    Can someone remind me of what "silverode" actually is? The seller of a watch I am interested in says that it is "solid nickel." Is that right?

    Jon

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    Can someone remind me of what "silverode" actually is? The seller of a watch I am interested in says that it is "solid nickel." Is that right?

    Jon

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    Default Silverode (RE: Jon Miller)

    No, mixed metal

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    Thanks. That's what I thought. If it were solid nickel, why not call it a "solid nickel case"?

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    It was used as a less expensive substitute for silver. I think it as an alloy of copper, zinc, and possibly lead or tin but I don't recall for certain. If your curious just repost and I can look up the elements and proportions.

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    1% manganesium...54% copper and 45% nickel . I think it's the same as silverine as well....I hate gold so thats my choice for cases (plus it's all us poor folk can afford to own)

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    Manganesium Is that a newly discovered element?

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    *Excuse my bad grammer and spelin!

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    Default Silverode (RE: Jon Miller)

    Yeah, I saw that the first time... but that didn't clear up the confusion. Is it Manganese or Magnesium?

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    Default Silverode (RE: Jon Miller)

    'Not meaning to split hairs, but I believe it is spelled "silveroid".

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    Default Silverode (RE: Jon Miller)

    Different watch case companies used different names for their nickel alloy cases.
    A quick look revealed the following:
    Silverine = Dueber
    Oresilver = Fahys
    Iridimite = R R Fogel
    Silveroid = Keystone
    Silverode = Philadelphia, and later Keystone
    There are others, such as Alaska Silver.
    These are nickel, copper and manganese alloys.
    Elgin and Illinois made nickel cases, which were marked as such.
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    Default Silverode (RE: Jon Miller)

    There are also:

    Silverore
    Oresilver
    Albata Metal

    and many others I suspect. It might be interesting to try to list them all.
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    Default Silverode (RE: Jon Miller)

    Who could ever forget SILVALOY - South Bend Watch Co.

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    Default Silverode (RE: Jon Miller)

    Tom:

    Who made/marketed cases out of Albata Metal and Silverore?

    Also, I know that Sears, Roebuck sold Alaska Metal cases, but I don't know who made them - Anybody know?

    Thanks,
    Kent
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    Default Silverode (RE: Jon Miller)

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Greg Davis:
    Yeah, I saw that the first time... but that didn't clear up the confusion. Is it Manganese or Magnesium? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Beats me (thought it was the latter but.....)..........Im just a lowly HVAC Mechanic (Im purty Important when the summer heat hit's though...........

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