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Mixed gilt/nickel bridge movements

Greg Frauenhoff

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I showed this New York watch in another thread and it occurred to me that it might be neat to see other mvts with a combination of gilt and nickel bridges. Besides New York/Hampden I've seen a fair number of Marions with this configuration. Anyone care to show one of theirs?

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Greg Frauenhoff

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Do you have any examples to share?

The Columbus mixed bridge mvts that I recall off the top of my head are a private label for a watch club.

There are also some Illinois mvts (mostly private labels for the Howard Bros.).
 
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Rick Hufnagel

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Greg, that is great.

I think it's from the same run of 11 jewel Springfields as the Traveler. It's the only two observations in my list for this range of serial numbers. It will be interesting to see what else pops up between 84700 and 85000
 

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I am not sure having a gilt winding gear is enough to qualify Illinois Grade 538 Illinis that have that feature as having mixed gilt/nickel movements, but they are the only watches in my collection that I know of that might qualify. (I am assuming the gear is gilt and not merely brass.)

Here is an 18k example:

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Not all Grade 538's have that gilt winding wheel, as this 18k example demonstrates.

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Those Columbus PW's are sharp looking!


Rob
 
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There's an interesting set of 16s Waltham grade 1899 mvts with a mixture of gilt and nickel plates but I no longer own one. Anyone else have a pic to share of these?
 

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Do you have any examples to share?

The Columbus mixed bridge mvts that I recall off the top of my head are a private label for a watch club.

There are also some Illinois mvts (mostly private labels for the Howard Bros.).
Yes, I actually posted a new discovery here back in 08'


I also have a Columbus signed same but cannot locate my photo of it - same signature and plate / BB arrangement, as I recollect
 
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