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Date/Report Number …..060113.LWWBPW Item 1895 LOUIS XVI GM WHEELER 18 PW

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Description of item: VINTAGE 1895 GH WHEELER ELGIN POCKET WATCH SIZE 18. GOLD JEWEL CAPS, 17 JEWELS, MICRO REGULATOR, ADJUSTED, SINGLE 25 YEAR GOLD FILLED CWC.CO CASE WITH HINGED MOVEMENT RING AND SCREW DOWN CRYSTAL BEZEL. FANCY LOUIS XVI THREE DIMENSIONAL PINK, GOLD, SILVER AND WHITE DIAL AND LOUIS XVI GOLD HANDS. CONDITION IS NEAR MINT.

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $1200.00


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EDNYE

The National Watch Company of Chicago [ELGIN] , Illinois was incorporated on August 27, 1864 with a capital of $100,000. The incorporators were Philo Carpenter, Howard Z. Culver, Benjamin W. Raymond, George M. Wheeler, Thomas S. Dickerson, Edward H. Williams and W. Robbins. The first officers were: Benjamin W. Raymond, President Philo Carpenter, Vice President Thomas S. Dickerson, Treasurer, George M. Wheeler, Secretary.

THIS 1895 LOUIS XVI ELGIN SINGLE HINGED MOVEMENT SIZE 18 POCKET WATCH HAS A 17 JEWEL ADJUSTABLE, WITH 18KT GOLD JEWEL CAPPED MOVEMENT NAMED AFTER FOUNDER GEORGE M WHEELER.

GEORGE M WHEELER MOVEMENT
18KT GOLD JEWEL CUPS
ADJUSTABLE
SINGLE CASE [NO CASE BACK]\
HINGED MOVEMENT
SCREW BEZEL
PORCELAIN LOUIS XVI DIAL
LOUIS XVI HANDS
GOLD FILLED CASE

Serial Number   SN Range Quanty Name Year grade size code   jewels Adj/reg/etc.
--------------  -------- ------ ---- ---- ----- ---- ------ ------ ------------
       6144484   6144001   2000     1895 148*   18s ofn5p  15-17j Adj


grade total runs   first yr  last yr class  size  code   jewels Adj/name
----- ----- -----  --------  ------- -----  ----  ------ ------ ----------
148   33685  46-3      1894     1904    9    18s  ofn5p  15-17j Adj / GMW - [George M Wheeler]
(*) notes on grade 148:  Marked: GMW or None.
             # not sure which naming is more common


Class 9:         18s OF fp pend model 5
     44      69000 made 15-17j U-A  Marked GMW or None.
     75      98000 made 15-17j U-A  Marked GMW or None. gilded
    123      13000 made 15-17j Adj gilded
    124      13000 made 15-17j Adj
    147       6000 made 15-17j Adj  Marked GMW or None. gilded
    148      33685 made 15-17j Adj  Marked GMW or None.  
    279       7000 made 17j Adj  Marked OVR.

 

 

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NOTE ALL STAFFS/PINIONS HAVE
18KT GOLD JEWEL CAPS WITH STEEL SCREWS
INCLDING CENTER OF BRIDGE COCK
HOLDING BALANCE STAFF

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SIGNED
George M. Wheeler

THE BLURRY GOLD COLOR IS THE BALANCE SCREWS AS THE BALANCE IS RUNNING

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SERIAL NUMBER
6144484

NOTE
SAFETY PINION

AND
MICRO ADJUSTABLE BALANCE

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C.W.C.CO
Chicago Watch Case Company

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AFTER CLEANING

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NOTE THE CASE RING IS HINGED
UNSCREW THE BEZEL WITH CRYSTAL
PULL CROWN INTO HAND SETTING MODE
THE MOVEMENT RELEASES VIA THIS HINGE

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CASE HINGE RING WITH MOVEMENT

NOTE
ADJUSTED 17 JEWELS

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VIEW FROM TOP
WITH MOVEMENT OUT
YET STILL ATTACHED TO RING
WHICH IS ATTACHED TO THE HINGE

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SIMPLY LET MOVEMENT DROP INTO CASE

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PORCELAIN DIAL
THREE DIMENSIONAL
PINK, WHITE, SILVER AND GOLD
FANCY FINISH
ROMAN NUMERALS

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LOUIS XVI HANDS