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    Boss formed cases by rolling sheet metal as opposed to the traditional method involving soldering and cutting. Rolling increased the molecule density of the metal. His patent, No. 23,820 of May 3, 1859, revolutionized the watch case industry by enabling the production of not only less expensive, but considerably stronger cases. ... Unlike gold washed cases, which were made using electroplating, cases produced by means of rolling had much harder gold surfaces and were thus less apt to wear.
     
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    Boss formed cases by rolling sheet metal as opposed to the traditional method involving soldering and cutting. Rolling increased the molecule density of the metal. His patent, No. 23,820 of May 3, 1859, revolutionized the watch case industry by enabling the production of not only less expensive, but considerably stronger cases. ... Unlike gold washed cases, which were made using electroplating, cases produced by means of rolling had much harder gold surfaces and were thus less apt to wear.
     
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    What is a Railroad Watch? A Case Study of Watches and Watch Inspection on the Burlington Route During 1889 and 189037298590
    A Compilation of Watches Used by Some Soo Line Employees from 1912 to 191837295228
    High Grade Columbus Watches Part 1 - The Columbus Watch Co.4534281
    High Grade Columbus Watches Part 2 - The New Columbus Watch Co.45343229
    High Grade Columbus Watches Part 3 - Columbus 500,000 Series45344360
    The Illinois Watch Company's Grades 104 And 10544339419
    An Anomalous Aurora Watch Movement37296304
    Grade Descriptions For Pendant Set Aurora Movements3427628
    A New Lady's Watch: Aurora Watch Company's 6-Size Movements34280549
    A Short Guide to Collecting Horological Paper Items38305743
     

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