When you were not looking someone painted them. :eek:
I am convinced that these hands are painted black. They used them in the 1950-60's towards the end of production and would not have spent the extra time & money on a Heating process........
I have looked at them under a scope and they...
This is a chart from the IHC web site and may be questionable, but it is what it is, and better than we have in the Price Guide or the Pocketwatchdatabase.
We know that the last one made (Not counting the 4992B & 950B dials plates in the 1970's)and presented to the President in 1969 C529xxx and we also know that in the last 10 years 1960 to 1970 only 30K watches were made, so average out the 30,000 over 10 years and in the last few years...
These 992B are very popular now because alot of collectors would have been born in the years of their production if you have a serial number like C280000-C300000, I feel fairly certain that watch would have been made in my birth year of 1949. I have most of the Price Guides and the...
Another Elgin 581 Military, looks like from the Last run. Serial # 42078228. The plate is not stamped like most of these watches?
The Balance is not Invar, the cut is at the arm.
Elgin Data Base (Wayne Schlitt's) says that 20,080 of these grade 581 were made, however we don't know if all...
The NAWCC Library has look up records for the 992B up until 10K or a little less.
The Hamilton Finishing records only go up to about 1933...
Until they can get the Search function working, it would easier for you to look in the stickies threads at the top of the Pocket Watch forum, then click on Hamilton Watch Co.and go down the list until you locate the subject you are seeking info on...
You are searching in the wrong place. Rhett Lucke has the best Ball-Hamilton information on his web site.
Run 605001-605800-16s- Quantity-800-999N-1913-1914 Gold Seal Ball.s Pat'd HS stud mixed with 21 & 23J
This is a copy of the Hamilton Finishing records from the NAWCC Library
The watch may have spent several years in a jewelers inventory, however Hamilton Finished the watch by 8-8-1925..
Both of your sources are incorrect.
It would depend on the condition. From your pictures it looks like the Lids go past 90 degrees, , etc wear, etc.
A top condition Muckle case can bring $500, however in average or below average condition they would only bring about $150-250......
You have a Elgin 18 size Stem wind, Lever set watch made about 1885. It has 11 Jewels.
You Muckle case is worth more than the watch
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Welcome Chris to the NAWCC Forums and I will try and answer your question.
For some background info on the Mainliner read this thread.
The Mainliner was introduced for the 950E and was packaged with a Mainliner Locomotive on...