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    New Columbus Pocket Watch 6s

    I think I read that South Bend used up New Columbus material. Perhaps somebody else knows.
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    New Columbus Pocket Watch 6s

    As it says in the linked-to encyclopedia article (in my earlier post), "This firm lasted until 1903 when it was purchased by some of the Studebaker brothers (those not engaged in the wagon and automobile business). The company was then moved to South Bend, Indiana to become the South Bend Watch Co."
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    New Columbus Pocket Watch 6s

    Hi Michelle: You may find the Columbus Watch Co. Encyclopedia article helpful. Page 361 of the 1897 Lapp & Flershem Twenty-first Annual Illustrated Catalogue (below) lists some 6-size grades. Since it lacks an upper center jewel, I'm guessing that its a grade No. 101; 11-jewel movement...
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    Columbus Time King

    You've found a nice watch! Thanks for showing it to us.
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    How to verify Grade and other "discrepancies" - Waltham - U.S. Watch Co.

    You may find the United States Watch Co., Waltham, Mass Encyclopedia article helpful.
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    Watch Clubs

    Here are some dated Keystone Watch Club ads. Its hard to tell if its really a watch club or a sales operation using the name "Keystone Watch Club."
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    Howard Series 4 17 Jewel RR Watch with a very late SN# ?

    Lee Although there was a change to 19-jewel (and much later, 21-jewel) minimums, this didn't happen 'til later than 1912. The 1915 NYC rules (below) are an example of this. Those interested can look through the Railroad Time Service Watch Rules.
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    2 tone Appleton Tracy questions.

    I thunk that this might be a good time to post a catalog listing (page 359 of the 1897 Lapp & Flershem Catalog) for these gilt and nickel damaskeened watches. Note that the full nickel version is $4.00 more.
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    2 tone Appleton Tracy questions.

    Hi Mike: Thanks for calling your nice watch to our attention! Your watch was added to our data base on 6/1/2020 when you posted it. The post of mine that you quoted was from 2012.
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    2 tone Appleton Tracy questions.

    Tom: Can you confirm that S/N 9,014,628 is a model 83 not 57 and that it is PS and marked "Adjusted - 17 Jewels" with a Gold Star Regulator and Gilt Trim.
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    2 tone Appleton Tracy questions.

    Thanks Tom: I'm guessing, based upon other examples in our data base, that this is a model 83 not 57 and that it is PS and marked "Adjusted - 17 Jewels" with a Gold Star Regulator and Gilt Trim.
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    2 tone Appleton Tracy questions.

    Thanks Cort; Here's what Ed and I have in our data base for the run 5728001 - 5729000. All are 17J, PS or not noted: Listed As - - - - - - - Serial / Marked - - - - - - - Number No. 35 AT&Co - 5,728,083 No. 35 - - - - - - - 5,728,092 No. 35 CPR - - -...
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    Elgin Veritas WI

    Page 101 of Complete Price Guide to Watches, No 33, R. Gilbert, T. Engle and C. Shugart, Tinderbox Press, Mount Pleasant, SC, 2013 (the most popular watch price guide on the market at the time, but now no longer in print) lists the below ratings of quantities. Although the assignment of 'Stars'...
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    Elgin Veritas WI

    Marcus: According to the grade No. 453 serial numbers listed in the data base that Ed Ueberall and I maintain of surviving examples of railroad watches and other interesting (to us) watches, the following seem to be wind indicators: 20,480,001 - 20,480,050: 50 20,480,301 - 20,480,320: 20...
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    Help Identifying a J. Conning pocket watch

    Hi tcwalker5: Please add my welcome to those of the others. To add to the good information posted by them: Please excuse me if I repeat some of what you already know, or has been posted by others; it's easier for me this way. Checking the references listed in the Waltham Watches Encyclopedia...

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