1941 Unknown

I finally got out the light tent and am starting to shoot pics of the current amassed collection.

 

I picked up the watch shown at a local antique shop this February for $10, and the clerk wanted to be sure that I realized it didn't run!!!

Told him for that price I would take my chances.

This has an asteric for the date code and a 7AH 17 jewel movement, rolled gold plate case with a stainless back.

The case measures 20.6mm wide by 29.22 long not including the lugs.  The case is rectangular without any curve from top to bottom.

The crystal is approximately 15.45mm by 24.34mm long with a slight curve from top to bottom.

I have looked through the ads and haven't found a match yet.  I am leaning toward a Minute Man but its not an exact match.

 

bourg01
Posted April 13, 2012 - 12:30am

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I have this case style at 1939 I think, with a white dial and in yellow gold Identified as a President but  I'm not sure about the same ID with the copper dial. A letter extention variant maybe. Nice find!

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DarHin
Posted April 13, 2012 - 12:39am

I think the president is 21j and is longer and more curved. The phantom's were engraved. It may be a minute man.

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DarHin
Posted April 13, 2012 - 12:40am

What's the case #?

Daca102090
Posted April 13, 2012 - 8:47am

Knew i forgot something in my rush.

Case number is 1718008

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted April 13, 2012 - 6:06am

It's not the 'PRESIDENT' or the 'MINUTE MAN'

 

'PHANTOM'like Case, the Triple step on the Bezel differs.

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DarHin
Posted April 14, 2012 - 10:25am

1943 G-S catalog has:

MX374 24.4x15.5 Only the Conqueror & Phantom

1952 BB catalog has:

MX2442 24.4x15.4 Only the Boone & Golden Eagle

There is a late model 1939 unrated "Conqueror C" (speculation) entered into the db by William/WatchCrystals.net but no ads.

I think we can eliminate the Phantom since all of the ads have it engraved and without a seconds hand. Although, the last example is 1939.

This leaves the Boone and the Golden Eagle, neither of which is represented in the db or the ads.

***EDIT*** Woohoo! Post was approved.

plainsmen
Posted April 13, 2012 - 11:47am

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VERY cool.  I love when we find a new/old model!  The boone or the Golden Eagle.... very sweet names!

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DarHin
Posted April 13, 2012 - 12:02pm

I posed the Boone and Golden Eagle as possibilities based on crystal specs in my as yet to be approved post. No, really I did. Really.

Daca102090
Posted April 13, 2012 - 11:53am

Yeah, when I spotted this in the store it immediately went into my tight grasp as I looked over the rest of the items being displayed.  I have a pretty good memory but didn't recognize this at all.

After looking at the pictures I think I will have to move this up higher on the "Fix Next" list.