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Lets start a thread with pictures and info on your South Bend private label watches.
 
Posts: 1943 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S.A. | Registered: August 01, 2003
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I'll start it out with my 18s grade 331 serial number 416790 with private dial for George L Palmer.

 
Posts: 910 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
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My next South Bend with a private label dial is an 18s grade 331 serial number 416423 for H. D. Wenrich.

 
Posts: 910 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
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Here is a 16s South Bend serial number 446042 on a grade 261 with a private label dial for J H Hasenritter, Herman, MO.

 
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Here is a 16s South Bend private label from a grade 260 for E. L. Fischer, Reeseville, WI.

 
Posts: 910 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
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Here is my latest private lable South Bend:

 
Posts: 910 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
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The movement is also marked with a private label:

 
Posts: 910 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
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Ernie

If your interested this is what I found on your private labels;

George L. Palmer born about 1880 in Pa., in 1930 census lives in Mansfield Pa. married to Lydia M., he is listed as a proprietor of jewelery store.

Julius Hasenritter born May 1869 in Missouri, 1900 census in Missouri married to Lena, he is listed as a jeweler.
 
Posts: 5113 | Location: New Mexico in the USA | Registered: January 27, 2007
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Tom:

Thank you! Thats adds to the uniquness of the private label.

Ernie
 
Posts: 910 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
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Ernie

George T. Baker was born about 1878 in Michigan, in the 1930 census he lived in Bemidji , MN & was married to Grace M., he is listed as proprietor Jewelery Store.
 
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Edward Leonard Fischer, born Sept. 4, 1877 in Wisconsin, in the 1910 census was living in Reeseville with his wife Eva C. & was listed as a jewelery salesman.
 
Posts: 5113 | Location: New Mexico in the USA | Registered: January 27, 2007
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I can't seem to find anything on H.D. Wenrich, except that he may have been out of Manassas, Georgia.

Tom
 
Posts: 5113 | Location: New Mexico in the USA | Registered: January 27, 2007
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Thanks Tom: You do wonders with that geneology.
 
Posts: 910 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
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Here is my latest South Bend Private Dial Watch. It is a size 16 grade 281. The name on the fancy dial is Chas. J. Dale.

 
Posts: 910 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
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Here is movement: Serial number 491715

 
Posts: 910 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
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This is the fancy case. It is brass with green inserts.

 
Posts: 910 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
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This is the case back showing a locomotive and the green inserts around the edge.

 
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Nice watch Ernie.

This might be your jeweler, this is from the 1896 Plattsburgh NY city directory.

Tom

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Posts: 5113 | Location: New Mexico in the USA | Registered: January 27, 2007
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Tom: I believe you are right. It sure could be the same guy. Thanks!
 
Posts: 910 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
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If it is him, he was born March 1856 in Wisconsin. Up to 1910 census he was a jeweler in Plattsburgh NY but by 1912 he had moved to Oswego NY & opened a store there.

This ad is from the Vocationist Dec 1912 Oswego NY

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Posts: 5113 | Location: New Mexico in the USA | Registered: January 27, 2007
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Tom: Wow, a fellow Wisconsinite! I was born 2 months later than my Great Grandfather. Thanks!
 
Posts: 910 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
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This is a South Bend pvt label I just picked up.
An 18s , 17j, model #1, grade 341, ca. 1905.
Cherry Valley is about 30 miles south of me.
 
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My latest South Bend private label. Bemidji Special

 
Posts: 1943 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S.A. | Registered: August 01, 2003
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The movement is a South Bend marked 212. Serial number 704820. Movement-Geo. T. Baker & Co.--Bemidji, Minn.

 
Posts: 1943 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S.A. | Registered: August 01, 2003
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Hi Guys,

Im digging up this old topic with my new acquired private label grade 211.Its quite interesting, as I didnt noticed that before purchase, it has customized movement - all screws are gold (in colour I suppose, except one - most likely not original), also hands are purple - like on high grade movements. Please see the pictures. Maybe someone has info about label on dial.

 
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And the movement.

Movement
 
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Not sure if this was the same jeweler for your watch but there was a George Koberstein who had a jewelery store in Baldwin, Wisconsin. He was born about 1875 in Wisconsin. If I find more of a connection I will post it.

Tom
 
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Thanks Tom.
 
Posts: 269 | Location: Wroclaw in Poland | Registered: May 06, 2013
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6s grade 180 private label:

 
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