Westfield Watch Company

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  1. PatH

    PatH Registered User
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    A lot of Westfield history captured in the last six years. Thanks for keeping it moving forward!

    Happy holidays to you, also!
     
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    Thank you so much for this thread; this is, atleast for a Google search of my newly acquired Westfield model, the best resource to get more information and ads about the history of Westfield.

    I just bought a 1929 "Kenton" in amazing condition except for the dial with patina on it; crystal is good, but still needs at least cleaning and oiling. It is one of the drivers watches with flexible lugs.
     
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  3. Hawk53

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    Please post some pictures of your new addition, would love to see it!
     
  4. Hawk53

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    and if you can, some movement pics would be nice...
     
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    It will be completely restored, it needs to be cleaned, oiled and eventually a restored dial. The crystal is in unbelievable good condition, it runs and the lugs move nicely. The 10B movement runs, but weak so it will need work.

    An interesting question for me would be since it didnt come with a watch case, but I would definitely want one with it, what kind of style they used in 1929 since there are different cases; maybe someone has a case of that time
     
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    The pictures:

    IMG_20200509_162511.jpg IMG_20200509_162456.jpg IMG_20200509_162627.jpg
     
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  7. Hawk53

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    You've lost me:???:
     
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    Well, I'm a little late to the thread but I just got a Westfield so I thought I would say hello. From what I've seen, it looks like a "Kenton" from the early 1950s but don't quote me on it. It has no date markings on the case that I can find, but interestingly enough, the crown says Bulova. I don't know how this watch opens and I'm hesitant to try it, so I haven't seen if there are markings inside. I will say this, I've had it for two days and the watch is very, very accurate.

    westfield_8103304.jpg westfield_8103307.jpg westfield_8103309.jpg westfield_8103311.jpg
     
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    Don't ever underestimate the importance of reading! Seller listed this as a Westfield....I don't think so. READ.jpg
     
  11. Hawk53

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    Well I never thought I'd see the day and be thoroughly shocked when it comes to Westfield watches.... However I can tell you that when I came across this I was flabbergasted. All of my years of researching Joe Bulovas illegitimate child I've not seen one indication that Westfield ever produced a solid gold watch, but indeed they did. I bought the case and the seller, or should I say scrapper, told me that he stripped and melted the case without one ounce of shame. As far as I know having never seen a ad or anything but for this case. Were you ever tempted to go cross country and slap someone till they cried?

    westie solid gold box.jpg westie solid gold box.jpg westie solid gold box1.jpg westie solid gold box.jpg
     
  12. Hawk53

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    Early version of the Westfield Watertite...

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    Going through my stuff and finding some that I don't think I've posted...enjoy;)

    s-l1600w.jpg early westie.jpg
     
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    Thanks to PatH and to go along with my early Water Tite....

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    Here's a 1935 10ZL movement from 1935....aftermarket case...
    35 Westie mvmt.jpg
     
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    AS REQUESTED, a larger view of the 10Zl...

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  17. Hawk53

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    Did you ever find the box that was appropriate for that period watch?
     
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    I've got a new(old) one coming in that appears to be from 1925/26. My first thought was that it was a early "American Boy" but after doing a close comparison I think it's a case design I've not seen before. Enjoy the pics and will update when it arrives.....

    American Boy Boys life June 1930.jpg 26 westie.jpg
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    Above watch arrived and with a little "puff" of air across the balance, running away nicely. Yay!

    10AS movement and date code from 1926, service marks from early 30's. So pretty sure it's pre Bulova.
     
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