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Thanks. My local guy says it is an entire day’s work and a costly proposition to make a stem.
So I bought the Bestfit 111 book in digital...
I have one like this too and would like to replace the stem. Any knowledge out there as to what the base movement is and what stem type/size it uses?
I can't imagine someone out there so interested in Harwoods that he contemporarily made a few see-through backs and abandoned these watches for us...
The 3 of us need to go for beer some day, then.
How about in Spain?
Can you host, Adam?
I am a lot nicer in person than on a forum o:)
This one. 352 pages, 500+ pics. 200 early automatics that he knew of. Heinz Hampel is the author/collector and Schiffer is the editing company....
Here is the third one you will know of, then. Pics are fuzzy, but it is a 157.. patent from US.
Were watches with display back common in the 30s? Were they salesmen’s examples? Something else?
Selza confirmed by Hampel/Schiffer as being involved in producing Harwood watches. They do not specify if they did so as PL but it is interesting...
Pics #1-2-3: Solix watches with Harwood case and bezel (presumably Fortis movement with Harwood's automatic wind mechanism)
Pics #4: Harwood case...
Its service history is unknown, but the amazing thing is it keeps time perfectly, losing only 30 seconds per day.
Strike my last question. I had missed your second pos of Oct 10.
I still think it is IT, but here goes. Do you depend on the case maker to date the watch?[ATTACH][ATTACH][ATTACH]
I believe this will be clear enough. Thanks for your help.
Long and interesting thread. Can I beg for assistance in dating my F. Dent? I approximated it at 1859 but would prefer a knowledgeable person’s...