Day 3 at Brimfield-the Jackpot

Lorne

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And my wife said it was to HOT to go this time of year.

That is it. She gets a sponge mop for her birthday...
 

Kent

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In 1998 this very watch appeared in a mail-order dealer's list for $2,595. To put it into perspective, this same dealer had more than one No. 229 "The Studebaker" priced at about $1,500. Since they appeared at different times and only appeared in one monthly issue each, I can only assume that the watches sold, although not necessarily at the asking price.
 

Joseph Short

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Brimfield is great, isn't it? I usually go in May and September because I tend to agree with your wife, July is too hot.
Also, they say they have more sellers in spring and fall. I wish I had your luck there. But even when I don't find a thing, I still have a great time there.
 

amacks

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But even when I don't find a thing, I still have a great time there.
I entirely agree with that! This year i probably overpaid for a machinist's chest and some uncased PW movements, but even years I don't get more then lemonade are great

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Snide

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I have been to Brimfield twice before this, both times in May. I enjoy going there although it was HOT this time. There was a nice array of pocket watches but many dealers wanted arms and legs for what they had. Also saw several very nice guitars, but that's getting off the subject. Will be headed to Bouckville, NY in August. The gated part of that, on the weekend, usually falls the same weekend as the Syracuse regional but not this year. Like Brimfield, it runs all week. Happy hunting!

Jim
 

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Hi Help me out. I would hav emissed Snide's watch. It is special for its Gilding?

I have a similarly gilded ladies watch. Is this of interest only ot me.
 

Lorne

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Its special for the guilding and for the 21 jewels. The most jewels an 1883 normally had was 17...


Lorne
 

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Vernon Hawkins' count has 375 pendant set and 25 lever set 21 jewel 1883s.

Whatever the exact count is I don't know,but Snide congratulations. That is a beauty.
 

Snide

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OK, I have to admit that I am wrong. Steve Mercer sent me the following data;

17340001-17340200
17814001-17814250
17858751-17859000

These runs are listed as 21 Jewel Model 83's. Steve has not recorded any movements in the 17340001 run.

Thanks Steve. My apologies for the error.

Jim
 

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found this 21 jewel 1883 the other day, it is the first 21 jewel special I have seen that isn't a tu tone. It is from the 1734001-17340200 run so I wonder if maybe those 200 were regular nickel finish?

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Fred Hansen

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17340013 from the first run is also nickel finish. It would be interesting to track serial numbers and see if the first run was all nickel finish movements while the second and third runs were all two-tone finish movements.
 

Fred Hansen

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17340118 is also nickel finish.
 

Kent

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Ed and I have the following listed in our data base:

17,340,001-17,340,200 - No watches listed

All two-tone finish movements
17,814,008
17,814,013
17,814,073
17,814,091
17,814,161
17,858,885
17,858,972
17,858,985
 

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