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    Posted 8 years ago

    geo26e
    (154 items)

    Appears to be a 50s pocket watch (according to Jim & Merlyn Collings' book) and powered by an Ansonia movement, the dial is decorated with a red & a blue colour flag and time-teacher style numerals in red on the outer ring. The case back has a boy scout holding a signal flag with mountain/camping scene background incised.

    Dave (pw-collector) posted the same watch two years ago and he mentioned that Ansonia were in operation until 1930. The exact period in which this watch was made is therefore still a mystery. You can see Dave's watch here : http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/57927-ansonia-scout-troop-watch

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    1. pops52 pops52, 8 years ago
      Nice George!
    2. geo26e geo26e, 8 years ago
      Pops, that was quick! lol Thanks very much for stopping by and appreciating the post. Big cheers to you!
    3. pops52 pops52, 8 years ago
      You think that was quick, you should see me run!
    4. geo26e geo26e, 8 years ago
      Big thank yous to inky, Kerry, Adam, Mani, agh, walksoftly, Vansky, Phil, BB2, Aimathena, official, DrF & snoopy for hitting the Love tab. Much appreciated!
    5. pw-collector pw-collector, 8 years ago
      George,
      In George Townsend's book "The Watch That Made The Dollar Famous" on page 6, the diagrams showing Ansonia Movements, Plate 2 matches this movement except for the plate stampings:
      MFG BY THE ANSONIA CLOCK CO.
      NEW YORK, U.S. OF AMERICA
      PAT. APRIL 17. 1888
      This is one way I used to identify mine as an Ansonia.
      Dave
    6. geo26e geo26e, 8 years ago
      Thank you Sean & Dave for visiting & the appreciation.

      @ Dave, I totally agree with you that this watch is powered by a basic Ansonia Clock Co. movement. However, the watch appears to be a 50s piece and Ansonia ceased trading/manufacturing in 1929/1930. Just wonder why use a late 20s movement for a 50s watch. Found a link to Ansonia's history here : http://www.antiqueansoniaclocks.com/ansonia-clock-history.php
    7. geo26e geo26e, 8 years ago
      Thank you Tom61375 & Ashlee for the appreciation!
    8. geo26e geo26e, 8 years ago
      Thank you mikelv85 for visiting & the appreciation! Big cheers!
    9. geo26e geo26e, 8 years ago
      Thank you petey for the appreciation!
    10. geo26e geo26e, 8 years ago
      Thanks tom61375 for visiting & the appreciation! Big cheers!
    11. geo26e geo26e, 8 years ago
      Thanks moowoo12 :-)
    12. geo26e geo26e, 8 years ago
      Cheers shanmu for the appreciation!
    13. geo26e geo26e, 7 years ago
      Thank you Bigsarge! :-)

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