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Sold Extra Fine South Bend Pocket Watch Grade 429 The Gentlemen's Dress Pocket Watch Housed in this Beautiful White Gold Fill Case circa 1916

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We are pleased to offer for your consideration this truly fine South Bend Pocket Watch Grade 429 circa 1916. The three Studebaker Brothers in South Bend, Indiana owned the Studebaker Automobile Company known for their innovative designed automobiles also owned the South Bend Watch Company. They applied the same innovative approach to their pocket watches and as with they’re automobiles and the South Bend Watch Co. have developed a large collector market for these fine timepieces manufactured in relatively low numbers. The This South Bend Grade 429 Movement is housed is this beautiful White Gold Fill Wadsworth Case. This all original South Bend is faced with a pin stripe design dress dial and highlighted with unique beautifully blued steel hands.


This is another excellent example of the late 19th early 20th Century ingenuity that made the American Pocket Watch a worldwide standard for accuracy and beauty in timekeeping.


All Antique and Vintage Pocket Watches are cleaned, oiled and adjusted for accuracy and warranted for one year from the date of purchase.

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We are pleased to offer for your consideration this truly fine South Bend Pocket Watch Grade 429 circa 1916. The three Studebaker Brothers in South Bend, Indiana owned the Studebaker Automobile Company known for their innovative designed automobiles also owned the South Bend Watch Company. They applied the same innovative approach to their pocket watches and as with they’re automobiles and the South Bend Watch Co. have developed a large collector market for these fine timepieces manufactured in relatively low numbers. The Gentlemen’s Dress Pocket Watch of the Day was manufactured to the highest of standards and this South Bend Pocket Watch is an excellent example. The This South Bend Grade 429 Movement is housed is this beautiful White Gold Fill Wadsworth Case. This all original South Bend is faced with a pin stripe design dress dial and highlighted with unique beautifully blued steel hands. Hopefully the pictures and extreme magnification help tell the story of this fine South Bend Pocket Watch, if I can be of assistance please let me know.

This fine South Bend Grade 429 Movement is housed in this stunning White Gold Fill Wadsworth Case Company Case. The size 12 Gentlemen’s Dress Pocket Watch of the day was a symbol of prestige and status and manufactured to the highest of standards. The antique size 12 Dress Pocket Watch measures 1 3/4 inches in diameter. The Wadsworth Case Company has the reputation for the finest quality cases and this pristine White Gold Fill Case is an excellent example. This fine Wadsworth Watch Case has the desired single hinged case; the case back opens out. This fine case is beautifully engraved, with the engraving still crisp. The ornate bow is still firm and the fluting on the crown still crisp. The case is without dings, dents or personal engraving one might expect to find. This high of grade South Bend Pocket Watch is ready for daily wear or as a wonderful addition to any collection.

The South Bend Grade 429 Movement is stem set and stem wound and in excellent condition with the classic Tuxedo Stripe damasking on the Nickel Silver plates. This 429 is without rust, corrosion or reckless jeweler’s tool marks. The Grade 429 is a 19-jewel movement with a safety pinion, double roller, high-grade micro regulator, gold balance weights with raised solid gold jewel settings. The Grade 429 also has a gold center wheel and train, all designed for extreme accuracy. This South Bend 429 Movement has just been serviced and is an excellent timekeeper.

This South Bend Dial is a gold metal single sunk dial with the popular Pin Stripe design. We have the South Bend stylized Arabic numerals around the outer circumference, then a recessed sub register for the second hand. This dial does show some very minor patina, hard to pick up with out magnification; we call it character at 100 years of age. This fine dial is highlighted with these very unique beautifully Blued Steel Hands with the matching Second Hand, all original and in excellent condition. This timepiece shows beautifully and sure to be appreciated for generations to come.

This is another excellent example of the late 19th early 20th Century ingenuity that made the American Pocket Watch a worldwide standard for accuracy and beauty in timekeeping.

All Antique and Vintage Pocket Watches are cleaned, oiled and adjusted for accuracy and warranted for one year from the date of purchase.

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Gender Male
Condition refurbished
Material Pocket Watch
MPN Pocket Watch
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