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Cheshire Watch Company, 1883-1890 Cheshire, Connecticut. These watches were stamped and machined in order to make a jeweled watch at a low cost. First movements were open face, gilt and 3/4 plate with an attached stem. Later standard 18s movements were made in both hunting and open face. Equipment was bought by O. E. Bell in 1901 and shipped to Appleton, Wisconsin to form the Remington Watch Co.

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20 and 18s


3/4 plate

stem wind only

4-7 jewels

open face and hunting case styles

first model has attached pendant and stem

serial numbers begin at 201

several variations of model 1 which is the desired model

some dials are unsigned

(reports of small, ladies versions and 21 jewel grades must be from fantacy land!)
Jon "the truth" Hanson
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