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Simply gorgeous!

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Thanks Debbie. Smile

The chart below is the 1904 catalog showing serial numbers by Model assignment. The red arrow shows the 200,000 numbers blocked out for the Model 5. Remember, by this point the company had been making watches for nearly 20 years, and the serial numbers had yet to reach the million-mark. In another 10 years the company would stop pocket watch production entirely, so I question if they actually produced the 3 million watches they were supposed to have made.

 
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The blue arrow in the above chart identifies the run into which this next watch falls. Notice that from SN 10,000 where the Model 1 leaves off up to SN 100,000 there is only Models 2 (hunter), 3 (3/4 plate OF), and 4 (KW OF).

My thanks to our own Jon Hart for this example, a gilt Model 2, SN 88645:

 
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Another interesting lever-set 16-jewel movement with no center jewel on the dial side:

Note the Adjusted marking on the pillar plate next to the balance.

 
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Protected by a fantastic gold-filled hunter case supplied by IHC185's own Rob Jones:

 


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Eric,

Is that the movement you purchased from me on IHC?

WoW!
 
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Yes Jon, and thank you - it now has a new dial, re-blued hands, and a period-correct hunter case.

Below is a 1909 advert for the Grade 36 Model 8:

Again note the half-headed case screws and the lack of a dust band.

 
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The 7-jewel pinstripe New Eagle movement was one of the most common of the lesser grades.

Thanks to our own Andy Schwartz for this example:

 
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Fronting it is a very unusual metal Arabic dial:

 
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Here is yet another variant of the Grade 182, and this time it's circles-and-rosettes with a center checkerboard:

 
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Fronting it is the black-only Arabic Gothic dial with open morning-glory hands:

 
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Fully protected by an Arm & Hammer case:

 
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The rarest Maiden Lane of them all was the 21-jewel variant. Available in two separate runs of 20 and 60, for a total of 80 ever made, the earlier patterns had no jewel count, some runs simply had the letter "J" after the "21", while the later runs had the word "jewel" spelled out.

 
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Fronting it is the standard Arabic dial with matching spade-and-poker hands:

 
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All wrapped up in a stunner of a Philadelpiha case:

 
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An ad from the 1908 catalog, showcasing more of the Model 8:

 
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In the above ad this watch would've fetched a mere $6.65 back in the day:

 
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Another two-tone 17-jewel pattern Model 8 from the incredibly prolific design engineers at Seth Thomas:

 
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Wrapped up in a lesser 10-year Supreme case:

 
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An ad for Models 8 and 9, open-face and hunter, respectively, showing an 11-jewel variant. It's a standard 7-jewel watch with 4 extra jewels in the top plate only.

 
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Here is an example of an 11-jewel Model 8 in a two-tone pattern:

 
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