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I have acquired recently two grade 204 watches and I've noticed that there are some differences regarding movement. Have anyone noticed it before? I couldn't find anything on the forum. Maybe it needs a little of research?

first type
 
Posts: 269 | Location: Wroclaw in Poland | Registered: May 06, 2013
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and another one:

2nd type
 
Posts: 269 | Location: Wroclaw in Poland | Registered: May 06, 2013
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Hello Rafal,

Having variations or upgrades in movement markings was a common practice in watch manufacturing. Some grades of South-Bend Watches have entirely different damaskeening designs over their years of production. It is interesting to observe and many of us as serious collectors want "one of each" variant of a particular grade in our collections.

Your later Grade 204 carries a simpler, more modern look common to later South-Bend movements.

Among the better known of such things are the (click these words) four basic types of regular production Hamilton 992B movements and for that matter there were also 992B military versions.

Keep up the great work on expanding your collection!

Lindell

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Thank you Lindell. I thought it may be interesting to add it to database as a model variant as some other grads have (i.e. grade 211).

Rafal
 
Posts: 269 | Location: Wroclaw in Poland | Registered: May 06, 2013
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