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In the inventory records your watch falls into a group of 200 "Billings" grade movements in inventory in 1875. This run is short balance cock movements from what has been seen, and I've still not seen a short cock movement marked Billings.
I haven't seen any evidence of unsunk New York dials and have none recorded. These dials appear on very early Hampdens. A quick glance shows only 8 unsunk dials. Mostly Springfield's (regular and P.L.), and a couple oddball keywinders (lake shore/monitor). The dials are between 58000 (start of Springfield grade) and 70,000 (random serial number). The two oddball 11 jewel movements have lower serial numbers but they are Hampdens.Rick,
Did New York use flat unmarked dials that had not had the name buffed off?
Nice!Hampden Mod. 2 18s 15j lever-set circa 1891, Teske regulator. My first open-face sidewinder.
Got a great deal on this on the Bay or at least I think I did as I have been trying to take advantage of the "make offer" option.
Watch is in excellent condition and runs very well. Dial would be in perfect condition if it wasn't for couple of chips. Crystal appears to