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You're quite right about this watch appearing in the wrong thread. I asked the moderator to move it to "most recent additions to your collection."Cool! The fifth pinion design is always interesting. Yours is not a private label like the thread here, but it's a grade 6. It has that awesome Johnson's regulator, which was the first one Aurora used. I cant seem to find much info on that regulator.
The second patent regulator Aurora used (Hurds Patent regulator) was filed July 21st 1886 and granted August 30, 1887. So from my limited understanding of Aurora, since your grade 6 has the earlier regulator that would tentatively put your watch somewhere in 1885 or 86. (Please correct me if I'm way off).
Thanks for sharing.
Might it be this one?Regarding Johnson's regulator, the only information I ever discovered on it was a minor mention in a period Aurora newspaper article wherein it was noted that Aurora was switching from it to Hurd's new regulator. No patent has ever turned up for it.
Wow, thats a fine looking watch. Looks like it just came from the jewelers case.