Private Label Newark

Keith R...

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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.

Keith R...

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Keith R...

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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.

Keith R...

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Keith R...

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

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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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