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Pocket Watches782 of 1397Frantz Mfg Glide Barn Door Hanger Watch Fob. Illinois watch company "Springfield"
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Posted 4 years ago


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This is an old watch of my grandpa's and I’m looking for some information on it. I looked around and found a similar model in body in a 1920 Illinois pocket watch but the face plate doesn’t match. Can you help me fill in the blanks about this watch, so I can tell its story some day?

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  1. toolate2 toolate2, 4 years ago
    You need to take the back off so we can see the serial number on the movement. Here's a link to help you get it open:
  2. Dreamcastsoul, 4 years ago
    What do i do once i have the number, i havent a clue what im doing really.
  3. pops52 pops52, 4 years ago
    Post the number.
  4. Dreamcastsoul, 4 years ago
  5. pops52 pops52, 4 years ago
    Make sure it's from the movement and not the case.
  6. Dreamcastsoul, 4 years ago
    yup that's the one.
  7. pops52 pops52, 4 years ago
    Grade: 303

    Movement Serial Number: 27731389
    Estimated Production Year: 1925
    Run Quantity: 17000
    Size: 12s
    Jewels: 7j
    Movement Configuration: Openface
    Movement Finish: Nickel
    Model: 3
    Movement Setting: Pendant
    Plate: 3/4 Plate
    Barrel: Going
    Adjusted: No
    Adjusted to Positions: Unknown
    Railroad Grade: No
  8. Dreamcastsoul, 4 years ago
    Thank you very much!
  9. pops52 pops52, 4 years ago
    Your Welcome!

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