Manistee Watch Company movement serial numbers

Andy Dervan

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Hello everyone,

I have uncovered a number of Manistee watch serial numbers from various sources; I am surprised how many are out there in pieces.

If you dig around your junk boxes and find any Manistee movements - I would appreciate serial numbers.

George Townsend's 1976 Bulletin article reported company manufactured 60,000 movements and I believe that is highly exaggerated based on what I have observed.

Andy Dervan
 

geo.ulrich

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Andy, Give me a little time I have a box of movements here, but everything was moved from shop so it will take a little digging. Might get lucky and they could be at front or on top....
 

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Andy, Found them and received some parts today, these are complete movements uncased that need T.L.C. mostly broken staffs. 0001391, 0005815, 0008829, 0004456, 0004571 these are all 18 size. next 16 size 2 complete needing T.L.C. 0027220, 30433, that one is odd as it doesn't have the 0 prefix. next 16 size boneyard 30543, 002608, 0029669, 51210, 0027311. also the only running one I have is 0001827 18 size. hope to get shop up and get some of these going again...
 

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Just to edit 16 size serial # 51210 is 31210 corrected there is a deep scratch over the 3 which looked like a 5...
 

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Thank you for confirming.

Andy
 

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