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Hi Rod - those hands belong to an "Augustan" model Howard. In this series of Period Watches they matched dials, hands and cases so each model was distinctive. I don't believe your hands are original to your watch.I like the hands and would like to know what name they went by, if anyone knows thanks.
A lovely example, DTSP. Congratulations. I'm still looking for one of these.
Fine watch and fine history lesson, Dave. From the home of the Hero of Appomattox and our 18th president.Since I bought this watch solely for the American watch paper, I'll share it here in the American forum. The watch paper is for Joseph Coatsworth of Galena, Illinois. Joseph is the first generation of this family of jewelers in Galena, having moved his family there from Pottsville, Pennsylvania in 1850. I believe this paper is not much later than that. The watch, if I am reading my hallmarks correctly, dates to 1828 or thereabouts. There are other papers underneath this one, which might provide more history on the watch. I will see if I can remove them with damaging any.
Hi Oakie, really nice acquisition. Flashy is best showcased in a salesman case. So much easier to admire the workmanship when you dont have to pry the case off.