16 Jewel Leroy wrist watch

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  1. Old Man 2011

    Old Man 2011 Registered User

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    Would someone be able to help me with information on this watch. I have never heard of a 16 jewel watch!
    It would be much appreciated. Thank you.

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  2. roughbarked

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  3. richiec

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    Usually, 16 jeweled watches don't have the top plate main wheel jeweled, only the bottom. There were a lot of early Waltham pocket watches that were 16 jewels.
     
  4. roughbarked

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    In this instance it was likely whether the barrel bridge was bushed or jewelled. Certina movements were often jewelled on the barrel bridge and or the centre wheel.
     
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    The 17 jewel version has an endstone on the escape wheel, bottom plate.
     
  6. Old Man 2011

    Old Man 2011 Registered User

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    This one is keeping excellent time and has a nice silver finish. So a 16 jewel watch is not that unusual. We continue to learn everyday. It was nice to hear from you roughbarked and thank you for the information everyone.
     

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