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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...
This article says Fortis "introduced" the watch in 1926. What does introduce mean? They indeed were at Basel that year, but Harwood himself...
Quite rare Nd ??
Quite rare find
Thank you for the detailed FACTS and info on Phenix, tgarnold. Quite rare Nd
Very protective of the 25-35 era again, Adam... You weren’t gonna...
This is page 1 of the article.
Harwood situates the story back in early 1922. On the other page that I posted earlier (also copied below), he...
1928. Per Harwood himself:
Adam (or anyone here actually) do you have "strange pieces" that are both automatic/self-winding AND...