They are shiny as chrome, and slick as a whistle. No trace of any damaskeening at all. I'll have to check my parts for an adjusting nut. EDIT! It seems other watches like this one don't have any kind of adjusting nut either...
[QUOTE="EDIT! It seems other watches like this one don't have any kind of adjusting nut either...[/QUOTE] I see now that the wire piece on the regulator isn’t threaded.so no adjusting. I.am at a loss to explain why the wire piece is there at all, just a prop?-Cort
I 'needed' this one mainly because it contains an original case label with the jeweler's info and movement is stamped with John M. Smyth Chicago, Ill. Dial initialed also. An added bonus is that it is in a sterling silver case (the stamp is covered by the case label). It is 16s model 2 g565 17j Adjusted.
So, here's an interesting one... Serial number 121227. The PL is marked 'Mrs. Wm. Shober, Gallipolis, O.'. From the Jeweler's Circular, I found that William Shober was in business between (approx) 1866 and 1886, when he passed away. His son took over part of the business (with someone by the last name of Kirk) but soon sold out as he was more interested in furniture. No mention of William's wife being involved in the business. Could this be William's watch which he had his wife's name put on? By the serial number, this watch would have been manufactured 1880-81.