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were any original lever set cases ever used for pendant set watches?i have a riverside maximus that looks like original case, but has a slot for a lever set on the bezel, but is pendant set. thanks
 

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Hopefully others will comment also but I think many jewelers would stock movements and cases and depending on the buyers desires and likes a movement could be paired with a case that the buyer selected. So it would be likely that someone could pair a case already slotted for a lever set but install a movement that was a pendent set.
 

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I've got doubts that a hunting case would be pre-slotted. There's too much variation in lever location (even though most 16-size hunting movements are supposed to have their levers at the 21-minute position). Even in open-face cases, I think that the era of the pre-slotted case was much later than the riverside maximus. The exception of course would be factory cased watches, but only if the movements had a lever in the first place.
 

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were any original lever set cases ever used for pendant set watches?i have a riverside maximus that looks like original case, but has a slot for a lever set on the bezel, but is pendant set. thanks
Absolutely!
 

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thank you all for the fine information. i am a new member to the NAWCC. i have alot of pocket watches.i believe they call it an addiction.it is nice to be able to ask others for help, for i have a great deal to learn.it is one of those hobbies where the more you learn the less you feel you know.mike
 

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Welcome to the hobby. I dated a girl from Gladstone the summer of 1950.:D

Roy Ehrhardt was from the Lee's Summit area before finally moving to Florida. Most of his best early work on cataloging American watches was done there.

Where is the lever slot on your case? Is it to the left or right of the pendant? Was it manufactured into the case or was it cut after the case was made. You can tell if you look really closely.
 

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Welcome to the hobby. I dated a girl from Gladstone the summer of 1950.:D

Roy Ehrhardt was from the Lee's Summit area before finally moving to Florida. Most of his best early work on cataloging American watches was done there.

Where is the lever slot on your case? Is it to the left or right of the pendant? Was it manufactured into the case or was it cut after the case was made. You can tell if you look really closely.
hello. it is at the 23 minute mark. it is a 25 year cwc case.slot looks it was manufactured into the case. it is not very noticeable.i have one of roys books, and three or four of my watch buddies were friends of his when he was in kansas city. everyone said he was a gfreat guy.wish i could have met him.
 

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