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Different damaskeening patterns "Click" to Login or Register 
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How many of the South Bend movements like the 211 had three different patterns?
Tony
 
Posts: 1953 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S.A. | Registered: August 01, 2003
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Tony

I know for sure that the 18s 304 has two different patterns (zig-zag and a straight-line).

Keith

 
Posts: 853 | Location: North Ridgeville, Ohio USA | Registered: November 19, 2002
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Keith Can you post any photos of the damaskeening of the 304?
 
Posts: 900 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
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Come on South Bend experts--Help me----------
Tony
 
Posts: 1953 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S.A. | Registered: August 01, 2003
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Tony, that is a good question. Frank may have the answer already.

When get some time I will look at my watches. I don't have more than one of most of the watches but I will look at the ones I have that are the same grade.
 
Posts: 900 | Location: Wisconsin in the U.S.A. | Registered: April 28, 2008
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Awesome question. Off the top of my head I can only think of the 281 that also had three distinct damaskeening patterns. I think over half of the 16s watches had at least two different patterns. But I know that there are some mysteries with the 18s watches, with damaskeening patterns being changed in the the middle of the run.

I have looked into the changes of the patterns before for some specific watches. In the years between 1905-1909 there were several random changes. In the 1923-1924 period with the changeover of holding companies there were quite a few changes. Those are the best time periods to look in. But the 18s changes are very hard to peg. I'm working on it though. Big Grin
 
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