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What does the "F" mean? [message #17268] Fri, 09 September 2022 23:12 Go to next message
Ephemerald
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New stamp to me. A 99 usually indicates the calibre,indeed a cal 99 here.
But 99F? What in the world does the "F" mean, denote, stand for, or indicate?

Any takers?








Matthias
Re: What does the "F" mean? [message #17269 is a reply to message #17268] Fri, 09 September 2022 23:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Benjamin_Rush is currently offline  Benjamin_Rush
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Flat hrspg?
Re: What does the "F" mean? [message #17273 is a reply to message #17269] Sat, 10 September 2022 04:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Case is currently offline  Case
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Huh, a new one to me, too. It is a flat spring, I think. Breguet should have this.
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Couple thoughts:
-if F = flat, that presupposes the Breguet version was in play, otherwise why specify? (earlier cases just stamped “99”)
-this is the earliest Cal 99 with subseconds I’ve seen
-this is the closest match to Fred’s USD59740 I’ve seen.
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Filed June 1920, granted Nov 1921. Could this watch be from the pendency?
Re: What does the "F" mean? [message #17278 is a reply to message #17273] Sat, 10 September 2022 18:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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Flabbergasted?

Is there something specific in the case material or construction?


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Re: What does the "F" mean? [message #17281 is a reply to message #17278] Sat, 10 September 2022 21:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"Flat" was also my first thought, but I have no idea if there would be anything like a flat caliber 99. But there are also no 1/2 calibers although may cases carry the 1/2 at this location.

Thanks for sharing this rarity, this is the first case I have seen being marked this way.


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Re: What does the "F" mean? [message #17300 is a reply to message #17281] Fri, 16 September 2022 15:49 Go to previous message
Ephemerald
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Barney Green wrote on Sat, 10 September 2022 15:04
"Flat" was also my first thought, but I have no idea if there would be anything like a flat caliber 99. But there are also no 1/2 calibers although may cases carry the 1/2 at this location.

Thanks for sharing this rarity, this is the first case I have seen being marked this way.


You're welcome. Perhaps when another appears we can compare and contrast.


Matthias
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