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    Bailey Banks and Biddle help

    After looking at the Jeannot & Shiebler references, I agree with you 100%. It’s an 18K J&S case, serial number 64831. I don’t have my calipers handy, so my best estimate using an iPhone ruler is that it’s ~48mm case diameter. I don’t know what that corresponds to for pocket watch sizing, and my...
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    Bailey Banks and Biddle help

    Gentlemen, much thanks for your wisdom. I appreciate the help.
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    Bailey Banks and Biddle help

    Thank you for your help. I had seen this reference for serial numbers, but wasn’t sure it was a Waltham because of the “American Standard” marking. Again, thank you for your expertise.
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    Bailey Banks and Biddle help

    Success on setting the time, I was hesitant to pull the lever too hard when I was doing my own examination. Before I possibly do irreparable harm on a movement that hasn’t run in decades, what ought I do as far as maintenance, or where should I go to for maintenance so that I can preserve it so...
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    Bailey Banks and Biddle help

    Thank you for the info. As I look through that string, there’s a post showing a similar (identical?) movement, as a 14S. You identified the model and year. Do you mind explaining to me how you did that? Is it via the movement serial number?
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    Bailey Banks and Biddle help

    I see the lever outside the number 4, and I can pull it out. Once I do, is the adjustment via the winding knob? Yes, as you can see in the photos of the movement, it’s marked “American Standard,” but I’m suspicious that it’s a label just for BB&B by whichever company actually made the movement...
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    Bailey Banks and Biddle help

    I have a Bailey Banks and Biddle pocket watch with a movement market “American Standard.” As I understand it, BB&B did not manufacture the watches themselves, so different movement and cases will appear with their name, but despite this, they had a high quality reputation. I have this heirloom...

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