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    Excelsior Bedford Mass Swiss Fake

    I like this hometown cheap private label idea, except Excelsior Watch Co.,was such a generic name. Could someone have attempted to start a manufacturer by buying a few thousand blank movements and branding them? Or is that just wishful thinking on my part... :)
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    Excelsior Bedford Mass Swiss Fake

    The higher serial number of the two is a basketcase with at least a broken balance staff. The balance on the other swings freely, although I haven't tried to wind it.
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    Excelsior Bedford Mass Swiss Fake

    Several months ago I found a Model 57-like watch branded from my hometown. Then, I found another one. Of course I had to have them. The Pocket Watch Database has a listing for an Excelsior Watch Co. from Bedford, Mass, so I thought maybe I was onto something. But, via a fascinating Facebook...
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    New York Watch Co.

    Thanks! That makes sense. Looking forward to contributing more!
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    New York Watch Co.

    22,309 Chester Woolworth with a Hampden dial that I recently acquired. I've never posted to the forums before, so forgive any faux pas!

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