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Jon
10-09-2005, 01:13 PM
anyone interested in these besides the "PRETENDER" to the throne*?


*the toilet

Barry J. Fish
10-09-2005, 04:00 PM
Gentlemen,

Is Aurora a close second?

HenryB
10-09-2005, 10:25 PM
Have not had time too look at either Manufacturer yet.

doc ron
12-01-2005, 11:47 AM
ithink that if the new book comes out on this company there might be new interest

Jon
12-02-2005, 03:20 AM
Much of this is cyclical andkeeps being rediscovered every so many years --just write an article if you want to push you favorites or run up prices!

Jon
06-09-2007, 06:23 AM
12s Elgins--third?

HenryB
06-09-2007, 08:08 AM
Rofl
Since my post of 18 months ago, obviously I have looked at South Bends since then.

About 30 days after this thread, I completed the first version of the SOuth Bends for the databases.

Did not take too long, as the South Bends Numbering system is a dream for identification and there are only about 1.2 million watches to keep track of.

I have not spent a lot of time with South Bends, as I think fellow 149er Lyle Stratton is far away the leading researcher on these and has the identifications correctly listed.
The South Bend database is primarily a NEWB tool for the person that does not have adequate references to identify them.

Shortly after this, I started the labor intensive Hampden database, which took 3 months to even get a working copy to propagate data on the screen.

Jon
06-09-2007, 08:14 AM
There are not too many mysteries abt the SB compamy.................good watches for the most part and easy to research and recase.................love those 294s and 5s!

HenryB
06-09-2007, 04:08 PM
Do not think I own a South Bend Jon, too to darn busy with the other brands.

Jon
04-07-2008, 07:41 PM
THE MASSIVE HOARD OF LAUX'S 12S ELGINS MOSTLY REMAINS, AND WILL PROBABLY BE AROUND FOR QUITE A WHILE AS THE OWNERS AND CONSIGNMENT "BOYS" FOR THE ESTATE DON'T QUITE KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THEM!