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December 01, 2011, 23:31
Jared Brinker
South Bend Movement Pictures, post your best...
Number 2, here is a 121 south bend 0s in a opera style case. I have a little work to do on this one so its been in a drawer for a few months. one of these days i'll work on it and put it away.


December 01, 2011, 23:31
Jared Brinker
Number 3 here is a second 121 south bend. it is housed in a 14k case.


December 01, 2011, 23:33
Jared Brinker
Here is the dial side of the 121. I also have another 121 in the mail to me that is only 5 serial numbers away from this one. it leads me to think there may have been a few small runs inside the 120 runs, not just random inside the 120 runs as I once thought. I'll will report more on the 121's as I collect more data on them.


December 01, 2011, 23:35
Jared Brinker
here is a 329 "The Studebaker". although not running, i'm hoping someday to bring this one back to life. I'm missing the pallet fork only if someone has one laying around (Ha! Like that would happen!)


December 01, 2011, 23:36
Jared Brinker
Here is a 327 South Bend. I will be restoring this one. The movement is running, but will need a better diala nd case, plus a good cleaning.


December 01, 2011, 23:37
Jared Brinker
and to add to the list of south bends, here is a scarce Time lock movement. This would be the first pattern of them. Notice the serial number does not match south bend's standard serial numbers.


December 01, 2011, 23:40
Jared Brinker
Here is a second pattern South bend Time Lock movement. Again the serial numbers do not match standard runs for a model 2 south bend. These are the only two patterns I'm aware of, but there may have been more... If I remember right OB Frye had an article that talked about the time lock movements with a couple pictures, but thats the only other place I have seen any of them.


December 22, 2011, 14:26
Peter Drago
Here is my 341 S/N 405722


December 22, 2011, 14:28
Peter Drago
Here is my Studebaker S/N 1201150


December 22, 2011, 14:29
Peter Drago
Here is my 207 S/N 1008957


December 22, 2011, 14:33
Peter Drago
Here is my 280 S/N 506731, the dial is a metal one with the seconds chapter at 3.


December 22, 2011, 14:38
Peter Drago
And finally the last one, a 211 S/N 1067058 waiting for a new staff.


June 16, 2012, 11:41
Tony Dukes
South Bend 18 size 347 from the first run.


August 02, 2013, 21:48
Richard Spence
Another variant for Grade # 298

Marked "Adjusted 3 Positions" Serial # 539491 Y: 1908


September 23, 2013, 16:37
Richard Spence
movement number: 539491


September 23, 2013, 16:38
Richard Spence
Dial and hands


July 09, 2016, 21:59
Roger Stephens
Grade 345 S/N 534612=1908 18s.

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July 09, 2016, 22:00
Roger Stephens
dial

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November 07, 2019, 07:24
Larry Helms
Here is a nice 1907 291 with ice fish scale damaskeening.


November 07, 2019, 10:50
Ethan Lipsig
I only have two South Bend pocket watches, both solid gold 431s, South Bend's publicly available top 12-size model. Rather than post multiple messages with one-photo each, as an experiment, I'll just post one composite photo.


September 23, 2021, 20:54
Leo Horishny
My Grade 227, ca. 1927


September 24, 2021, 12:21
Mark Cross
I'd definitely recommend a COA, as that regulator is pushed hard over to the fast side of the register. That usually indicates the oil is probably thick or non-existent, causing the watch to run slow....so it was adjusted over faster and faster to compensate.

Running dry can damage the parts, so definitely something to address when you're working on the dial change out.

VERY nice looking watch, by the way!

Regard! Mark
September 24, 2021, 12:30
Leo Horishny
Thank you, I will look into getting it cleaned. I would like to think it had been cleaned when I had the watch serviced and repaired to get running. That person was well regarded locally but it was a few years ago.
Should it be adjusted so that it’s in the middle, as a rule? Or do different movements have different “normal” setting points when they operate?

Leo