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Brown leather Quadron service box [message #15530] Thu, 16 September 2021 19:41 Go to next message
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The hand of this box feels like real leather. Mine is missing the insert. I’ve seen another, with a late 20’s Quadron inside, and I’m thinking that’s what it’s for. Came with Wrist Watch guarantee paperwork inside.

Period: late 1920s
Watch type: Quadron ?
Size: 2” W x 2.875” D x 2.75” H
Inventor: Harold R. Haerr (University of Michigan grad, class of 1921 early)
Patents: Mar 10 1925 & color scheme Pat pending

Box maker: Star Case Company

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Re: Brown leather Quadron service box [message #15532 is a reply to message #15530] Fri, 17 September 2021 16:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That's a totally new one to me. I'm guessing the insert would display the watch upright and facing forward? Kind of like this:
http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/3037/2304/products/MG_1815_1200x1200.JPG
If so, this would be the first box I've ever seen from the Guild era that displayed a watch in that orientation.
Re: Brown leather Quadron service box [message #15534 is a reply to message #15532] Fri, 17 September 2021 16:33 Go to previous message
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Correct. It leans backward when opened now, without the insert weight to balance it.
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