Private Label Newark

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  1. Keith R...

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    #1 Keith R..., Feb 22, 2018
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    I had a desired slot for a Newark and picked up a G.R. Shaeffer out of Shenandoah
    City, Pa. This a Biven's grade and the off set jeweling is found only on the Biven's
    grade. It is 15J with a 4 ounce New Port coin case. The watch serial number is #10264.
    It bumped a Howard key wind to my bump box.

    I'll see if I can come up with data on GR Shaeffer. I'm a bit rusty at all this, so hang in
    there until I get re-acclimated to collecting and those interactions. This Newark key wind
    passed me by about 6 years ago. I wanted one to precede my Root, Chicago Cornell in
    the display box.

    I plan on building a third display for hunter cased watches, American and European.

    I'd still like to find a link to Tom M's old site he used to maintain.

    I'd like to thank watchbob for putting this Newark key wind out there.

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  2. johnbscott

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    The Newark is very special. Well worthy as the cause of an expansion of your self-imposed collecting limit (I assume)!
     
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    #3 Keith R..., Feb 22, 2018
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    Thanks lohnbscott.

    Not all watches are on or in display John. I carry at times, two different AT&Co grade 15J's.
    Both are fairly common which is why they are carry watches. I keep a key in my wallet. They
    stay in the truck if it's raining.

    I like English style cases, so the coin silver one gets carried the most. The gold filled one
    for church or other events. I have one hunter English lever I carry when it rains.

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  4. Keith R...

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    Thought I'd put the Newark & Cornell side by side for comparison.

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    #5 Keith R..., Feb 24, 2018
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    Since Cornell bought out Newark and Rockford bought out Cornell, I thought I'd add
    a Rockford to post #4 above. Here's an early Rockford lever set. I believe this one is
    an original side winder when the selection was made at the jeweler.

    Keith R...

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  6. Dave Coatsworth

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    A recently acquired Newark private label for James Flagg Pitkin of Buffalo N.Y. Serial number 10101.

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    7519 - A Robert Fellows grade for W. H. Calhoun of Nashville, Tenn.

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    Great watch, Dave. Was James Flagg related to James and Henry Pitkin of early American watchmaking fame?
     
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    Hi Pat,
    Yes, James Flag was the other half of the famous Pitkin brothers.
     
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