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The boar with the arrow is cool! I've previously posted this Freund watch, which unfortunately has wrecked works. If you have a lazy dog, you might despair out in the woods...

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Yes, a rabbit might sneak up behind you and steal your drink! The cache's previous owner must have liked unusual picture cases. There's also this nice big Leon Sichel, nicely engraved with flowers.. and, what?

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Is that a rat, or a big greasy hissing opossum? I'm saying 'possum, it's an American market watch. And look how tiny, the pictures make it obvious but in real life you almost have to know it's there. I had been working on it for a week on and off before I noticed, at first I thought it was just a flower petal. Like a secret picture.

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I have already posted a griffon (post #4) and a long-necked elk (post #10). Here are some more "animals" in my collection.

A raven atop a crown, above a motto that means Death Rather than Dishonor, on a 14k OF Waltham-cased Waltham Model 1882 1-size Am'n Watch Co. grade watch.
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A pair of swallows? on a 14k Elgin Giant W.C.Co. hunter-cased Illinois 299
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You'll need to look closely to see the dog, duck, or mythical creature on this circa 1760 20k OF Freres Plan virgule
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Dragons? on the bail of this 18k Elgin C.H. Hulburd in a case likely made by Perry Marks
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An elk on this 14k Dueber-cased Elgin Grade 72 hunter
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A songbird on this 14k Solidarity-cased Elgin Grade 91 hunter
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I thought there just were peacock feathers on this 14k Western Watch Case Co.-cased Elgin Grade 156 hunter until someone pointed out the bear face looking right at you
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Another elk, this time on a 14k Solidarity-cased Elgin Grade 190 Lord Elgin hunter
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Another songbird on a 14k Keystone-cased Elgin Grade 190 hunter
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A swallow? on this 18k Howard-cased Howard G-size hunter
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Now I could be wrong, but I think there's a monkey's face from behind the flower.
It's arm is extended with fist curled closed, on the back of the Theiry case. Feedback
welcome. Monkey's face right of center near cross.

If not, then it's a good ole Rocky KWKS.

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hc3, are you sure it's a deer? The floppy "antlers" look like ears and foliage.
 

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I had the same thought, but what else is it?
I believe that it is just poor workmanship from the engraver.His memory of what a deer is, is faulty and the image comes out in a different likeness than it should be...
 

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Well, here's one even less special, ...
... and still more cows on a relatively recent watch. When this was gifted to me, new, in 1968 I rolled my eyes, but I realize it is now over 50 years old, still with its original box and papers. It has a decent quality 15 jewel Unitas movement. [Is it collectible yet?]
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Since Jerry posted his gift I will post mine.
Here is one gifted to me new. I believe I got it in the 1980's

I have re gifted it to my youngest son.
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I'm surprised it still opens and closes perfectly because I know when I got it I
must have "clicked" this hunter shut 100 times a day.




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I know that elk are pretty common, but I stumbled across a couple more that I have. Both are Dueber cases housing Elgin movements. The one on the left is a 16-size coin silver "Bourbon" hunter case and the one on the right is a 6-size gold-filled hunter.

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Maybe a wolf? or saber tooth tiger.


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Chinese dragon


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My #927 Hamilton hunter is looking for a good guess...maybe a lion?
Maybe a Dande-lion? (right hand image copyright Disney studios; from their 1951 Alice in Wonderland)
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