Stolen Watch Alert

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  1. Clint Geller

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    #1 Clint Geller, Feb 19, 2018
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    My friend Don Barret of Kent, Ohio has asked me to alert the community that a 14K gold E. Howard & Co. pocket watch was just stolen out of his store, City Bank Antiques, in Kent. The thieves, two unidentified women, were caught on tape stealing the watch. The movement is a very rare and likely unique 21 jewel N Size "Series VII" split plate, S# 229,727. It is in a striking, very heavy 14K box-hinged case with a dog's head on the front lid. A police report has been filed.

    Anyone with information about the whereabouts of this watch is urged to call Don, at 330 - 677 - 1914. Don has expressed a willingness to offer a reward for the return of the watch and/or for information leading to its whereabouts, but you would have to discuss the details directly with him.

    Thank you for your attention
     
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    Clint,
    I'm going to move this to 'Lost or Stolen Items', but will leave a redirect here for awhile, too.
     
  3. Bryan Eyring

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    Photos of the movement and dial are attached for recognition purposes.

    Those who recognize this movement from the Bonhams sale, be advised that it has since been re-cased in the box hunter that Clint stated above.

    Howard 229727 dial.JPG Howard 229727.JPG

    *photos by permission of Bonhams
     
  4. musicguy

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    I've never looked purposefully in the "Lost or Stolen Items" section so it's good that
    because it's an American pocket watch that the redirect satys for a while.
    I will keep an eye out for it on the auction sites that I view. Sadly
    they are going to just scrap the case, but hopefully the movement won't
    just be tossed out.

    Rob
     
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  5. Clint Geller

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    Yes, I do hope this redirect notice stays up for at least for a couple of days, as the chances for someone to spot the watch are greatest right now.
     
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    I set the redirect to stay for two weeks.
     
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    Perhaps if you made the tape available then people from across the World might help to identify them. Our local Police Department utilizes these videos and most are apprehended within days.
     
  8. Clint Geller

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    I will forward the suggestion to Don.
     
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    I received the following from Kent Police Dept, with a few key corrections to some errors in Clint's initial post.

    "In addition, there are no definitive suspects at this time. The "two unidentified females" were never seen picking up, removing, or putting anything in theirs hands. The video quality is fair at best and we cannot assume these two females took anything at this point in the investigation.

    If you or any of your colleagues do see this watch, please notify KPD as soon as possible."


    Unfortunately it appears the quality of the tapes are not sufficient to support any identification at this time.

    Our best bet here is to keep eyes peeled for the watch.
     

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