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Posted 2 years ago

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This is a Equity Watch Co. Private Label watch with the dial marked:
SAN FRANCISCO JLY. CO.
784 MARKET ST.
It is the lowest grade (7-jewel) Equity watch.
Serial no. 167049
The case is a Philadelphia Case Co. made for Equity Watch Co.

The earliest date I can find for the San Francisco Jewelry Co. at 784 Market St. is in the 1917 business directory, that last date found is 1929.

The Equity Watch Co. was a secondary label used by Waltham to sell a less inexpensive watch without it reflecting on their better line of Waltham watches. The Equity brand was trademarked in 1911. Evan though they were a lower grade, inexpensive model, they were well-made and reliable watches. They usually came in Equity-labeled cases.
These cannot be dated using the Waltham serial number list.
This can be dated by the S.F. Business Directory (1917 - 1929)
Thanks for looking,
Dave

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  1. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks musikchoo for the appreciation.
    Dave
  2. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks BELLIN68 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  3. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks Kevin for the comments & appreciation. The history connection always makes it more meaningful for me.
    Dave
  4. pw-collector pw-collector, 2 years ago
    Thanks officialfuel for the appreciation.
    Dave
  5. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks pops52 for the appreciation.
    Dave
  6. pw-collector pw-collector, 1 year ago
    Thanks Kerry for the appreciation.
    Dave

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