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California Watch Company, 1876 San Francisco, Ca. Succesors to the Cornell Watch Company of San Francisco. Movements made in 18s only; key wind or stem wind; made in 7-19 jewels, gilt or nickel. Machinery moved to Grand Crossing, Ill. Highly popular watch for early American specialists.

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Unread 08-31-2007, 12:56 PM
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Default first recorded model stem wind

From the Colonel Stockdale (Geo Townscend confident) collection, bought from the Col S. by JH as a youngster!
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Unread 08-31-2007, 02:16 PM
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Nice movement, is it lever set too? I cannot see a lever. To clarify, you are saying that this is the first recorded stemwind model for this manufacturer right?
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yes, yes

the movement is choice and much better than the scan depicts--SFCs are ex rare in SW
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I remember buying this from Col Geo. Stockdale like it was yesterday!

He was a great guy--loved early American and was a great friend of GET.
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