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IHC Member 1110
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Does anyone have, or have ever seen a 16s grade 299?It's an open face lever- set 3 position, I think it was replaced by the 217.I've never seen one, only the ad pictures, but in them it looks like a pretty sharp looking movement.Are they rare, or is it just my imagination? Thanks!...Ted.
 
Posts: 1141 | Location: Lebanon, Connecticut USA | Registered: March 28, 2008
IHC Member 1377
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Ted,I have a South Bend marked 299 S/N 523060 which is 1908 Model 1 17 Jewel In a Wadsworth 20 case.It is a very nice watch and it is for sale if you have interest I will send you pictures.
 
Posts: 5 | Location: California in the USA | Registered: February 16, 2010
IHC Member 1110
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Thanks Ted, I wouldn't be able to buy it at this time, I'm battling with oil bills!It's been a cold hard winter so far here in the Northeast.I spotted a couple of nice ones on the big auction site, but the prices are way out of my league.
 
Posts: 1141 | Location: Lebanon, Connecticut USA | Registered: March 28, 2008
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Theodore-

They come up quite frequently, but are hard to find with a good case and dial on them. I was lucky enough recently to pick up one in the original wood box and original watch info card with matching movement and case numbers. I've attached pics.

 
Posts: 1634 | Location: North Dakota in the USA | Registered: December 09, 2009
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Hard to read, but numbers written on the card did match the movement and dial.

 
Posts: 1634 | Location: North Dakota in the USA | Registered: December 09, 2009
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Outside of box

 
Posts: 1634 | Location: North Dakota in the USA | Registered: December 09, 2009
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Movement

 
Posts: 1634 | Location: North Dakota in the USA | Registered: December 09, 2009
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Back of case. It doesn't surprise me on this, but the case is not a south bend case but rather a Fahys. Early South Bends were sold in some SB marked cases and others in other companies cases. This one I thought was an original case and the documentation with the watch confirms it is original.

 
Posts: 1634 | Location: North Dakota in the USA | Registered: December 09, 2009
IHC Member 1110
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Jared that's a really nice one, especially with the box & papers!The damaskeening pattern looks similar to that on the 227.Thanks for the pictures, now I know I want one! Regards, Ted.
 
Posts: 1141 | Location: Lebanon, Connecticut USA | Registered: March 28, 2008
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