August 22, 2015, 21:40Theodore J. Brown Sr.
18S South Bend set lever position
I just recently got my first South Bend 18 size, a model 2 open face grade 333 15J.
I got it as an uncased movement.I had been saving a nice Illinois Spartan long pendant case that had held a Waltham '92 model.When I put this South Bend in it, the setting lever would not pull out.I had to widen out the lever slot in the case.This is the first time I've had this happen with an 18 size.I thought all 18sizes had the lever in the exact same spot at 11 minutes,this South Bend seems to be closer to 12 minutes.Just wondering if anyone else has had to do the same.Thanks!
August 24, 2015, 20:32Theodore J. Brown Sr.
Thanks Lindell! I see what you mean,The South Bend lever pull-out angle is different,I just hadn't run into this before, that's why I asked. I know this 333 is kind of low on the South Bend totem pole, but it is a sharp looking movement with its busy damaskeen pattern.I'm happy to have it. Best regards, Ted.