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17J South Bend Grade 217 question "Click" to Login or Register 
IHC Member 1110
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I have a question about the 16s 17J LS 3-position gr. 217.I have an earlier fully marked one (by that I mean it has the "safety pinion" marking).Would anyone know about when these 217's went out of production? I am probably wrong, but I think they may have been dropped out of the lineup long before South Bend went under.These are a nice street railway watch, they seem kind of overlooked, some may even have been grandfathered into railroad service....Thanks! Ted.
 
Posts: 1141 | Location: Lebanon, Connecticut USA | Registered: March 28, 2008
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Last run I have found was from 1920, 1000 pieces.

Serials range 930001-931000.
And you are right, they are nice watches, looks more like 227.

Rafal
 
Posts: 269 | Location: Wroclaw in Poland | Registered: May 06, 2013
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Thanks Rafal,they are a pretty nice bridge model S.B.I like the round-arm train wheels.Like all the higher grade South Bends, they are good-running accurate watches.Regards, Ted.
 
Posts: 1141 | Location: Lebanon, Connecticut USA | Registered: March 28, 2008
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