Philadelphia Watch Case Co. case

RON in PA

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Just obtained a 1921 vintage South Bend 227 housed in a Philadelphia Watch Case Co. gold appearing screw back case. The usual logo of the company name surrounding a crown,all within a circle, is stamped into the inside of the case back. Below the logo is the word "crown" as well as a serial number.

What is puzzling to me is the total lack of indication of gold content. Does anyone know if a "crown" case is gold filled, plated or solid. Although I doubt the latter.
 

Kent

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The Philadelphia Crown grade was a line of gold filled, 20 & 25 year cases, formerly of J. Muhr & Bro., a descendant firm of H. Muhr's Sons, see 1906 ad at:
<span class="ev_code_brown">www.elginwatches.org/scans/misc_ads/1906/m_phila_crown.html</span>
<span class="ev_code_blue">To view, go to the </span><span class="ev_code_brown">Elgin Watch Collectors Site Home Page</span> <span class="ev_code_blue">at</span> <span class="ev_code_brown">elginwatches.org</span>, <span class="ev_code_blue">then copy and paste the address in your browser's address bar and click on </span>'Go'.
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Thanks Kent
 

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