- Jan 30, 2012
Question to the masses...
Is the first run specifically a block of 100 movements 320101 to 302200 or expanded from there?
Yep, thus my question. on what is 'really' first run....The finishing record indicate
302101-302200 992 3-04-1903
All 992 were produced with Double Sunk dials.so Carl's got a face lift along the way
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Jim, I'm not trying to be picky but the reference you posted says "almost all". That being said I doubt it is the original dial.
Karl,Jim, I'm not trying to be picky but the reference you posted says "almost all". That being said I doubt it is the original dial.
Jim, Could not agree more. I'm going to check my stuff for a dial first and it came with a beat keystone siveroide case that has extra screw marks I'll need to replace as well. It seems the 4 foot DS dials are not that hard to find. I hope I have one in my parts watches.It's a great watch and I agree with you Karl that it almost certainly is not the original dial. Even if it is, nobody will ever believe that it is and perception may or may not be important. Finding a proper dial should not be too big a deal though...if that's what you want to do.
Yes, the buyer was Sterling Ellbogenler spelling? Looks like he bought 2. https://nawcc.org/images/stories/Hamilton/LedgerPages/300001-400000/302101-302151.pdfI think the " almost all " covers P/L dials, as many are single sunk. Hamilton was very active in the P/L market. Ken, have you checked the ledgers for the original purchaser?
Duh, I can't read!The handwritten entries are not always the easiest to read. I believe the agent would have been Stein & Ellbogen Co. out of Chicago.