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by Literustyfan
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 6/11/17 through 6/18/17?
Replies: 52
Views: 941

Re: WRUW 6/11/17 through 6/18/17?

1916 WWI Elgin Trench Watch, Philadelphia Silverode Case, Original Factory Over-Sized Crown. Mealy "DUO" Crystal Guard, 15 Jewels, BIG Size 0s Version, BOLD Arabic Enamel Military Dial. Correct Military Hands, Dark Brown Leather Strap. https://scontent.fhou1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19221435_156368...
by Literustyfan
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Ever Happened to Depollier and his Waterproof Case Designs?
Replies: 37
Views: 880

Re: What Ever Happened to Depollier and his Waterproof Case Designs?

Sense I am doing more Depollier research this week I thought that I would share a Depollier military watch retrospective pictorial. These Depollier military wrist watch cases were introduced from 1916 - 1925. I've had the EXTREME PLEASURE of all of these Depollier military wrist watches coming acros...
by Literustyfan
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Ever Happened to Depollier and his Waterproof Case Designs?
Replies: 37
Views: 880

Re: What Ever Happened to Depollier and his Waterproof Case Designs?

Just did a search for the past 6 hours on Newspapers.com for every imaginable search term that could pertain to this Depollier. I found hundreds of adverts selling Depollier watches or where the Depollier name was mentioned featuring the Brun Shock Absorber. I searched from 1922 through December 29,...
by Literustyfan
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Ever Happened to Depollier and his Waterproof Case Designs?
Replies: 37
Views: 880

Re: What Ever Happened to Depollier and his Waterproof Case Designs?

I have done a search of the entire decade 1920 - 1930 inside every available issue of The Jeweler's Circular The VERY last time the name Depollier was printed in that magazine was in Volume 94, February - April, page 9. After that he is not mentioned anymore. Any issues from 1923 and after are possi...
by Literustyfan
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Ever Happened to Depollier and his Waterproof Case Designs?
Replies: 37
Views: 880

Re: What Ever Happened to Depollier and his Waterproof Case Designs?

Great pic Greg!

I'm sure I'm not the only one diving into all of the names (businesses & persons) in those tax docs.

Some of the leads are fast dead ends while others will have us going down the rabbit hole for awhile.
by Literustyfan
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Ever Happened to Depollier and his Waterproof Case Designs?
Replies: 37
Views: 880

Re: What Ever Happened to Depollier and his Waterproof Case Designs?

There was SO MUCH crazy stuff going on in the mid 1920's with Depollier! After all of this failure how was Depollier stock still listed in "The Financial Chronicle" on December 14, 1929 ? ? ? ? ? But, in 1929 it was the Depollier Watch Corporation, NOT the Depollier Watch Company. All of these compa...
by Literustyfan
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Ever Happened to Depollier and his Waterproof Case Designs?
Replies: 37
Views: 880

Re: What Ever Happened to Depollier and his Waterproof Case Designs?

Man!

This one gets even more complicated, there is talk of oil company stocks intertwined with the discussion of the Depollier stock.

WELL worth reading though!

Yeah, we really need Fred on this one!
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by Literustyfan
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Ever Happened to Depollier and his Waterproof Case Designs?
Replies: 37
Views: 880

Re: What Ever Happened to Depollier and his Waterproof Case Designs?

I have one more round of docs I will post soon as I read them shortly.

There is more to come......................
by Literustyfan
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Ever Happened to Depollier and his Waterproof Case Designs?
Replies: 37
Views: 880

Re: What Ever Happened to Depollier and his Waterproof Case Designs?

I have obtained the tax documents that will help all of us understand what was going on with Depollier in the mid 1920's. These docs pertain to A.C. Gwynne one of the Depollier stockholders. Maybe Fred could help us with legalese. Dep164 (1).JPG Dep165 (1).JPG Dep166 (1).JPG Dep167 (1).JPG Dep168 (1...
by Literustyfan
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Ever Happened to Depollier and his Waterproof Case Designs?
Replies: 37
Views: 880

Re: What Ever Happened to Depollier and his Waterproof Case Designs?

After thinking about it and talking to a couple of friends I decided to send the Depollier to Rolland at RGM. The hands were not engaging for 3-7 minutes after the time was set and the crown pushed back in place. 99.9% of the time I work on American made movements. Swiss movements and their intricac...