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by C. Hurt
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Caliber 440 movement serial number dating
Replies: 23
Views: 6882

Re: Caliber 440 movement serial number dating

I think you're onto something, but as with most things Gruen, it's rarely simple or straightforward. This one quite clearly is marked with a "2". This pre-supposes there must be some marked with a "1". Where would these fit in?

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by C. Hurt
Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Gruen Verithin Pocket Watch - date?
Replies: 13
Views: 4576

Re: Gruen Verithin Pocket Watch - date?

Typically the Ultra-Verithin watches date from the 1920s, but there are different movements that could narrow that down. A picture of movement would help. Any markings inside the case back?
by C. Hurt
Sun May 08, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: attended my first Nawcc mart
Replies: 20
Views: 4288

Re: attended my first Nawcc mart

Gary,

Is that a Hamilton trench watch in the midst of your haul? I'm pretty sure it is from the dial, and if so, I think you'll find that that is your real find.

Cary
by C. Hurt
Sun May 08, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Beginners Watch Forum
Topic: Help with items passed down to me...
Replies: 9
Views: 2806

Re: Help with items passed down to me...

Regarding your pocketwatch, the crown is a German mark certifying the gold content for items imported into Germany. I believe the anchor mark is the trademark of the Seeland Watch Co. of La Chaux de Fonds, although I don't believe they were the maker of the movement. It was quite common at this time...
by C. Hurt
Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Military Watch Forum
Topic: J. W. Benson Solid Gold Trench Watch
Replies: 4
Views: 2687

Re: J. W. Benson Solid Gold Trench Watch

The movement is by Cyma-Tavannes, as SFC mentioned. There should be a reference number stamped in the pillar plate, likely in the balance wheel well. The case is a so-called "semi-hermetic" made by Aaron Lufkin Dennison, hallmarked in Birmingham. The date letter appears to be a capital M, which woul...
by C. Hurt
Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:34 am
Forum: Military Watch Forum
Topic: A-11
Replies: 3
Views: 2097

Re: A-11

The A-11 specification called for black dial with luminous figures, or white dial with non-luminous figures, but I will say that I have never seen a white dialed example, including this one, that I was sure was original. I do not believe the gold hands would have been correct in any case. As these w...
by C. Hurt
Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: L&R Ultrasonic Cleaning Machine - Recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 1409

Re: L&R Ultrasonic Cleaning Machine - Recommendation

I think Stan is referring to Dale Sutton, who owns and runs Time Machine Repair service.
I've dealt with Dale and can recommend his work with no qualms.

http://www.timemachinerepair.com
by C. Hurt
Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Discussions
Topic: Help Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 2588

Re: Help Needed

Adam,

I have the parts which I can send, or you could send me the watch if that works better.

PM if I can help.

Cary
by C. Hurt
Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: Joseph French watch
Replies: 13
Views: 3547

Re: Joseph French watch

I believe that 1860-1875 is a fair estimate for the date of manufacture, and I agree with Jerry that the movement is quite obviously a fairly standard Swiss lever movement. I also believe that the entire watch, including the case, is Swiss made, as there are several details of construction that are ...
by C. Hurt
Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: inherrited watch
Replies: 1
Views: 1228

Re: inherrited watch

Your watch is a type known as System Roskopf, and likely dates to around 100 years ago. These were rugged and serviceable watches, popular in Europe and the Middle East.

You can find lots of information by searching Roskopf online.