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Picture of Douglas Addy
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Gentlemen:

I was going through a drawer labeled " to be looked at in future" and came across this time piece. I don't know anything about it but was hoping that maybe you can give me more info. The thing that caught my attention was the case labeling of 1776-1876 centennial.
It is approx 14 size, pin set, appears to be 11 jewels. Also it is stem or key wind. I have other photos for any one interested.

Thanks
Doug

 
Posts: 148 | Location: Magdalena, New Mexico USA | Registered: April 01, 2006
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Picture of Douglas Addy
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One more photo

 
Posts: 148 | Location: Magdalena, New Mexico USA | Registered: April 01, 2006
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Picture of Cooksey Shugart
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Douglas, Your watch movement was made by Longines from about 1870-85.
Cooksey
 
Posts: 63 | Location: Cleveland, Tennessee USA | Registered: November 27, 2002
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Picture of Douglas Addy
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Cooksey, Thank you very much for the info. I was wondering if this should be restored or be auctioned off on EBay.
I am getting rid of watches that I have procured as part of batches that I have purchased over the years. These always seem to be difficult decisions to make.

Doug
 
Posts: 148 | Location: Magdalena, New Mexico USA | Registered: April 01, 2006
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Picture of Sheila Gilbert
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The case was made by Cross & Beguelin. They sold Swiss and American watches and were located on Maiden Lane in NY. see the link for your Trademark, and related information.

http://ihc185.infopop.cc/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/10860...=683106138#683106138


Sheila
 
Posts: 3123 | Location: La Plata, Maryland U.S.A. | Registered: May 22, 2004
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Picture of Douglas Addy
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Shelia
Thanks very much for the info. Cooksey Shugart gave me the movement information and I now have an idea of what this watch is. I will begin an investigation of this watch for historical value.
Thank you very much for assisting me in my quest.

Doug
 
Posts: 148 | Location: Magdalena, New Mexico USA | Registered: April 01, 2006
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