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Veri-Thin Fifth Avenue [message #8718] Mon, 22 January 2018 20:50 Go to next message
Kloeshuman is currently offline  Kloeshuman
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Model name :Fifth Avenue
Type :Veri-Thin
Period/date :1943
Gender :Gents

Case Maker :Wadsworth
Case Material :10K GF over Sterling
Case Serial :G343326
Case Style no :

Caliber :
Movement Maker :
Movement Serial:

Bracelet :

Other info :


index.php?t=getfile&id=3617&private=0index.php?t=getfile&id=3615&private=0Hello everyone,Im new here and this is my first post. I just picked up a Veri-thin today and was wanting some info on it. The year maybe? Here are a few pics of it
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Re: My new to me Veri- thin [message #8719 is a reply to message #8718] Mon, 22 January 2018 23:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
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The gold finish on the bridges suggests to me that this is of the WWII era.

Is it a Wadsworth case? The info in the case back can tell you a few things including if this is a gold-fill on sterling case and the approx. year of make for the case.

Looks nice. Not enough pocket watches around here.


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Re: My new to me Veri- thin [message #8720 is a reply to message #8719] Tue, 23 January 2018 00:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kloeshuman is currently offline  Kloeshuman
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Thanks for the reply, I will get a pic of the inside case here shortly
Re: My new to me Veri- thin [message #8721 is a reply to message #8720] Tue, 23 January 2018 00:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I love my pocket watches, I don't like things on my wrist , and these old ones really draw my attention
Re: My new to me Veri- thin [message #8722 is a reply to message #8721] Tue, 23 January 2018 00:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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New pic added
Re: My new to me Veri- thin [message #8723 is a reply to message #8722] Tue, 23 January 2018 03:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I see a G3 which puts this into the 1942/43 range, per this thread...
http://vintagegruen.org/vgforum/index.php?t=msg&th=464&a mp;a mp;start=0&

the 'S' under the case serial means the base metal is silver rather than nickle.

The dial on your watch is wonderful.


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Re: My new to me Veri- thin [message #8724 is a reply to message #8723] Tue, 23 January 2018 08:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes, this should be a 1943 "Veri-Thin Fifth Avenue".
Nothing else to add to Jacks post than:
Nice!


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Re: My new to me Veri- thin [message #8725 is a reply to message #8724] Tue, 23 January 2018 09:21 Go to previous message
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Thank you to both of you, this helps a lot
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