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Newly acquired 6s Hunter Private Label "O.L.Rosenkrans & Thatcher Co. Milwaukee"

 
Posts: 148 | Location: Germantown, Wisconsin in the USA | Registered: February 06, 2015
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Dial ["O.L.Rosenkrans & Thatcher Co. Milwaukee"]

 
Posts: 148 | Location: Germantown, Wisconsin in the USA | Registered: February 06, 2015
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Swiss for sure.
 
Posts: 4395 | Location: Arizona in the USA | Registered: July 23, 2011
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Peter is correct
Swiss used similar plates
I cannot identify your piece, but it looks nice
Mike

 
Posts: 1107 | Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia in the USA | Registered: February 08, 2015
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Well, it sure looks like a Longines mvmt. Should I move my query to the European watch threads here? It would be nice to know the model/grade, jewel count and year of manufacture.
 
Posts: 148 | Location: Germantown, Wisconsin in the USA | Registered: February 06, 2015
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Swiss for sure.

Topic moved to European and linked back to Pocket Watches.

Wink
 
Posts: 10552 | Location: Northeastern Ohio in the USA | Registered: November 19, 2002
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Your first thoughts are correct Michael, it is a Longines, outside case diameter may match a 6 Size American but you will find that the movement is a 13.56 Lignes size, which I think is around a 3 size in the old Lancashire scale.

Should be around the 1872-1875 era.
 
Posts: 2173 | Location: Gladstone in Australia | Registered: January 14, 2011
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O.L.Rosenkrans & Thatcher Co. Milwaukee


Just a little history on the Jeweller,

Originally arrived in Milwaukee in 1869 and entered the Watch & jewellery trade sometime after that. Was a substantial business men of the city, doing business under the firm name of "O.L. Rosenkrans and Thatcher Company, " selling fine diamonds, watches and jewellery”, 129 Wisconsin Street.
 
Posts: 2173 | Location: Gladstone in Australia | Registered: January 14, 2011
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Hi Bila
Not to hijack this thread but have you any info on a jeweler in Montreal Quebec by the name of D.Allaire??
 
Posts: 115 | Location: Kemptville, Ontario in Canada | Registered: August 16, 2010
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Could you post a picture of that dial , the only way it came up for me is a family name Dallaire


http://www.dallaire.ca/genealo...ilippe_dallaire.html
 
Posts: 1574 | Location: Maryland in the USA | Registered: June 04, 2015
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A picture of the dial as Kevin suggested and also the movement so as to get an idea of the era the watch was made and other identification marks such as a serial number if it has one.
 
Posts: 2173 | Location: Gladstone in Australia | Registered: January 14, 2011
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Sorry guys...I'm on the road and don't have the watch with me
When I get back I'll get some pics out
Much appreciate your efforts Kevin..Thanks
 
Posts: 115 | Location: Kemptville, Ontario in Canada | Registered: August 16, 2010
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Movement is a Longines. That unique esc whl and 4th whl bridge is the fingerprint.
 
Posts: 653 | Location: St Paul, Minnesota in the USA | Registered: May 04, 2004
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