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    Posted 8 years ago

    blunderbuss2
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    I posted my Illinois RR watch long ago but watch was in the States & couldn't get details. Finally got to it, got the info & promptly misplaced my notes. Found them! Inside rim: 3760012. Then: 17 jewels; Springfield, IL Watch Co. & double roller. Then B&B Royal; 20 yrs; and 6183233-88. Can any of our watch Guru's tell me the year or any other info?

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    1. pw-collector pw-collector, 8 years ago
      Nice watch BB2
      Grade: 305
      Possible Bridge Plate Design.
      Movement Serial Number:3760012
      Estimated Production Year: 1920
      Run Quantity: 600
      Size: 16s
      Jewels: 17j
      Movement Configuration: Openface
      Movement Finish: Nickel
      Model: 7
      Movement Setting: Pendant
      Plate: 3/4 Plate
      Double Roller: Yes
      Barrel: Going
      Adjusted: Yes
      Adjusted to Positions: Unknown
      Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
      Railroad Grade: No
      Dave
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      Thanks PW. So my great uncle had it for 12 yrs before he & family were killed by a train. Don't guess that qualifies it as a true RR watch.
    3. pw-collector pw-collector, 8 years ago
      BB2, This is what I found on the watch case:
      The case is B&B (Bates & Bacon) founded by Joseph M. Bates & George M. Bacon in Attleboro, MA in 1868. In 1901, B&B was bought out by the Philadelphia Watch Case Co., which in turn, became part of the Keystone Watch case Co.. The B&B name and the names of some of their gold-filled case grades continued to be used, and guarantees on B&B cases continued to be honored by Philadelphia.

      B&B Case Grades;

      Favorite; Gold-Filled case originally guaranteed for 20 Years, after February 1898 for 25 Years

      Puritan; Gold-Filled case guaranteed for 5 Years

      Regal; Gold-Filled case guaranteed for 10 Years

      Royal; Gold-Filled case originally guaranteed for 15 Years, after February 1898 for 20 Years

      "B&B"; Gold-Filled case of the late 1880s.

      Peer; Gold-Filled case of the late 1880s, guaranteed for 20years

      Gem; Gold-Filled case of the late 1880s.

      Dave
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      Thanks again PW. It's at my sisters & will probably stay with her so I'll pass the info along.
    5. walksoftly walksoftly, 8 years ago
      Dave really came through with everything you asked for!
      Nice watch!

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