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Wadsworth Case called Platold:Two Tone

Greg Frauenhoff

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Tom,

Until a couple days ago this term was new to me as well. I don't have anything concrete, but the case I have handy that is so marked looks to have a gold-filled body (there is a small spots of brass visible on the pendant). The front and back have the look of a nickel alloy such as silveroid.

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Kent

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The question has come up before - with no real resolution. See old ref::Wadsworth Case called Platold:Two Tone

Kent

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Fred Hansen

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Here are pics of a pair of Wadsworth "Platold" cases ...

https://mb.nawcc.org/picture.php?albumid=29&pictureid=563

https://mb.nawcc.org/picture.php?albumid=29&pictureid=564

https://mb.nawcc.org/picture.php?albumid=29&pictureid=565

Both are 16 size screw back and bezel and marked just "Wadsworth Platold" in the back. Both cases have the same type of plain nickel type metal bezels around a gold-filled frame and the crowns, bows, and necks of both the cases are identical. But the case on the left has a fairly plain center section while the one on the right has a nicely engraved center.

The serial number of the case on the left is 5744537 and the serial number of the case on the right is 5761201.

These definitely aren't expensive high grade cases and I'm not sure how many other collectors like them, but I do and I'd be interested to hear the details (size, style, serial number, etc.) of any others out there.

Fred
 

49stude63

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Fred, mine is much like the second (more detailed) version of yours. I will take some outdoor pictures of the case tonight and post them, and in another thread I mentioned that I was impressed with these cases, not gold cases but definitely nice and elegant. The case I have does not look like it was used that much but does have some pocket wear scratches on the back. I keep searching ebay for platold trying to fetch another one.
 

49stude63

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Here is the data on my case 5762639 with Wadsworth and Platold and here are some pictures
http://inlinethumb14.webshots.com/35021/2282574200075349633S425x425Q85.jpg
http://inlinethumb33.webshots.com/41760/2169583360075349633S425x425Q85.jpg
 

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Hello, I just found this site and signed up. I am new to pocket watch stuff so forgive newbe mistakes. I have a 16S case with plain center section. SN: 5786482. It came with a 7J Elgin 291 movement made in 1923. I have no idea if the case is original to the movement, but I do not see any screw marks indicating a recase job.The case is in pretty nice shape with a few ripples in the back and the crystal needs to be regluded. If you know the age of my case, please pass along the information. I too like the looks of these cases. mike
 

Jas

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My platold sn is 5742600
 

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