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Re: from the swamp [message #5041 is a reply to message #5040] Thu, 05 February 2015 22:02 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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MikeTheWatchGuy wrote on Thu, 05 February 2015 14:06
Any idea of what it could be?

I would say it is Plate 22C from the 1918 catalog. Unfortunately, the 1918 catalog can be quite vague. In the price list at the end it just calls it Out o' Doors - Paris Square Style with a price range of $21 to $80 in sterling silver. And apparently these were supplied with the canvas strap.

Some of the other entries are more specific. For example, Strap 1 = Plate 23B and it does list some sort of model number - M20R for "fully jeweled" movement (I would assume this is the 15 jewel 870), sterling silver; M647R 17 jewels, sterling silver; M647RG 17 jewels, 14k green gold.

For the first time I'm noticing that some of these model numbers are clearly referencing the movement caliber. I'd wager that the 17 jewel versions of the Strap 1 contain the cal. 647. And Plate 23A, M89RZG has an 18 jewel movement, which would fit the cal. 89. But other numbers don't seem to. Confusing.
 
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