Antique South Bend Gentleman’s Pocket Watch of the Day circa 1909
Manufacturer: South Bend
Manufacturer Location: South Bend, Indiana
Movement Serial Number: 587593
Estimated Production Year: 1909
Run Quantity: 1,000
Grade/Model Run: 2 of 20
Total Production: 20,000
Movement Configuration: Open face
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Double Roller: Yes
Adjusted to Position: No
Adjusted to Temperature: Yes
Adjusted to Isochronism: Yes
Railroad Grade: No
We are pleased to offer for your consideration this fine South Bend Pocket Watch Grade 215 circa 1909. The three Studebaker Brothers of South Bend, Indiana owned the Studebaker Automobile Company known for their innovative designs in automobiles also owned the South Bend Watch Company. They applied the same innovative approach to their pocket watches and as with their automobiles. The South Bend Watch Co. has developed a large collector following for these fine timepieces. This Gentleman’s Dress Pocket Watch of the day is a size 16 and measured 2 inches in diameter. This South Bend Studebaker Movement is housed in this popular Yellow Gold Fill Wadsworth Case Company case. This all-original South Bend is faced with this double sunk dress dial and highlighted with beautifully heat treated Blued Steel Hands. Hopefully the pictures and video help tell the story of this truly fine South Bend Pocket Watch.
This Gentleman’s Dress Pocket Watch of the day is a Grade 215, has 17 jewels and is stem wound and stem set. This movement is in excellent condition without reckless jewelers tool marks or corrosion. This movement was manufactured to the highest of standards and is adjusted to adjusted to temperature and Isochronism. Then we have a gold center wheel and train, safety pinion, double roller, high-grade micro regulator, gold balance weights with raised gold jewel settings. This fine movement is finished with the desired antique Sunburst damasking pattern and is again in excellent condition. This South Bend pocket watch has just been serviced is an excellent timekeeper and sure to be appreciated for generations to come.
This South Bend Dial is in excellent condition and shows beautifully. This is a double sunk metal dial with stylized Arabic font numerals. We also have the railroad track design around the outer circumference. This fine dial is highlighted with beautifully Blued Steel Hands in what is referred to as a Spade/Spade configuration with the matching Second Hand. This all original South Bend is in excellent condition and would make a wonderful addition to any collection or ready for daily wear.
This is another excellent example of the late 19th early 20th Century ingenuity that made the American Pocket Watch a worldwide standard for beauty and accuracy in timekeeping.
This Antique South Bend Pocket Watch has been cleaned, oiled and adjusted for accuracy. This entails a complete disassembly with all parts cleaned and reassembled using the finest watch oil and gear grease.
This Antique South Bend Pocket Watch is warranted for one full year from the date of purchase.