My 19j Mdl 83. Factory or employee watch?

Harold Visser

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Just purchased a Crescent Street model 83 hunter with cap jewels on both ends of the pallet fork and escape wheel, making it 19 jewels. It also has an unique engraved pattern on the regulator star wheel and a large gold cap jewel balance setting. I have owned a couple of 21j 83s in the past and have seen Tom's 20 jewel version, but this one is a new for me.
I see the "book" lists a 19 jewel 83 makes me a bit curious, factory or made up:???:? IMG_20200519_172723.jpg
 

Keith R...

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An employee made a great watch off the clock! I have an 83
up-jeweled to 17 (AT&Co), 19 is better. I have Johnson, Philadelphia
and a model 59 at 19.

Congrats Harold.

Keith R...
 
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