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New York Standard Watch Company, 1885-1929 Jersey City, New Jersey. Basically a maker of cheap watches in various sizes; however, most revered is the Clay-Hanson excapement, i.e., the worm gear which proved to be an attractive gimmick for this company which was sold to the Keystone Watch Case Company in 1903.

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While at Northcoast Regional, I acquired an 18S NY Standard. I got it in a junk box in non-running order and very corroded and dirty. When looking it over, I noted a specific difference from other model NY std's. On the enclosed pic, note the larger silver screw just beside the balance cock. This has a specific purpose. This watch can be either pendant or lever set. by turning the screw. Rockford made such a model, but these are not common on New York Std's. When I tore the watch down, I noted that the mechanism was all there and functioning. After cleaning and reassembly, the watch is running fine. The position where I have the screw(in the middle position), both the pendant and lever setting systems work.

Not a bad investment for $10.

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This is the dial of the preceding watch. This dial is glass enamel and faux DS. This would be a very high grade dial for a New York Std.

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Tom

Nice find. Thanks for posting.
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