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Waltham Private Label Watches

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910986 - 8-size, model 1873, Riverside grade, 11 jewels for Bailey & Co. The manufacture date on this is late 1876 to early 1877. The firm of Bailey & Co. would become Bailey, Banks & Biddle in 1878.

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My contribution to private label watches is a signed dial & movement ( Louis H. Jerger - Thomasville Ga. ) 21 jewel, Waltham model 1892. The grade is Special with a run quantity of 100 between Louis H Jerger and The American Leader Gamse, New York company. The estimated production year is 1896 and the movement serial number is 7902754. All this information came from the Pocket Watch Database but as I researched the Jerger name I found a lot of history. Jerger Jewelers was started by Joseph Jerger who immigrated to Thomasville Ga. from Baden, Germany ( where he was a jeweler ) in 1856. He lived with his brother ( Louis ) who had moved to Thomasville Ga. years earlier and was a tailor. He opened his jewelery store in 1857 and was drafted by the Confederate Army 6 years later. He was wounded and captured during the battle of Atlanta and spent the rest of the war in a prison camp near Chicago. Joseph returned to Thomasville and resumed business in1885. Jerger went bankrupt in 1897 but his son ( Louis H Jerger ) acquired the business at a sheriffs auction, allowing for a smooth transition and continuous service. Louis managed the store after his father's death in 1936, and Louis's son, Joseph Jr. took over in 1971. Jerger Jewelers is currently operatedby the Faulk family of Thomasville. Jerger Jewelers is believed to be the oldest jewelry store in Georgia in continuous operation. There was a Joseph Jerger PL watch that sold on Ebay it was a 1886 Illinois, grade 3-S, model 2, 18s, 11 Jewel, serial number 575295. I would like any information about other Louis or Joseph Jerger watches. THANKS

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Thanks for sharing this. I live in Thomasville now and this is so cool to see. Saddy Jerger Jewlers has closed but another business, SouthernLife Supply company has opened up in their place.
 

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