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NAWCC Bulletin No. 330, February 2001

South Bend’s Standard Watches, Part II
89 - “Polaris” and “The Studebaker,” South Bend Watch Co.
89 - “South Bend R.R. Watch Insurance Plan”
90 - South Bend 327 grade
90 - South Bend 227 grade
92 - Shelton, W.C., South Bend supervisor of all watch production
93 - “Mail-Order” Studebaker, 16-size watch
94 - “Studebaker” signed dials, Studebaker Watch Co.
94 - South Bend standard watch cases
95 - South Bend ephemera
96 - Waltham “Special Railroad King” label
98 - Hamilton Tu-tone 992s
98 - Elgin Veritas dial

NAWCC Bulletin No. 331, April 2001
Tu-Tone Watches
219 - “Damaskeening” explanation of term
219 - Railroad King, Columbus Watch Co.
219 - Columbus Watch Co. became South Bend Watch Co.
219 - Studebaker brothers bought Columbus Watch Co.
219 - Dueber-Hampden, obtained exclusive rights to use the word “Railway” on watches
220 - Illinois Wilson Brothers’ King of the Road grade
220 - Sears, Roebuck & Co., supplied to Illinois “Interstate Chronometer” grade
221 - “Special Thin Model,” Montgomery Ward
221 - Illinois Sangamo
221 - Special Railway grade, Dueber-Hampden
222 - “Spot Gilt,” Rockford tu-tone design
222 - Waltham watches with tu-tone damaskeening
222 - Elgin tu-tone movements
223 - Seth Thomas’ Maiden Lane
224 - Waltham, 16S private label, “Signal”
224 - Waltham, 18S, model 92s
224 - Hamilton, 18S, tu-tone watch
224 - Rockford tu-toned watches
225 - South Bend “Polaris”
225 - Elgin Grades 149 and 150
227 - Elgin Grade No. 149 changes
227 - Elgin Grade No. 150 changes

NAWCC Bulletin No. 332, June 2001
Hamilton’s Ubiquitous 992 - Part 1
357 - Elinvar hairspring by Hamilton
357 - Waltham’s Vanguard, Elgins B. W. Raymond, Illinois’ Bunn Special, as competitors
357 - Hamilton serial numbers & production dates
358 - Basic variations of Hamilton’s 992
358 - Hamilton single roller watches
358 - Webb C. Ball’s 1906 rules for Pennsylvania Railroad
358 - Hamilton pendant-setting watches
358 - Variations of Hamilton’s 992
360 - Hamilton prices in display ads
360 - “Made In U.S.A.” by Hamilton
361 - Elinvar model, 992E, Hamilton
362 - Montgomery dial signed “Hamilton Time-King”
363 - Hamilton’s railroad model cases
365 - “Cross-Bar” case by Hamilton
365 - Model No.2, “Bar-Over-Crown” case by Hamilton
365 - Model No.3 case by Hamilton
366 - Keystone-Howard Series 5
367 - South Bend dials
367 - Illinois Bunn Special, 18-Size, signed Benjamin Franklin and Pennsylvania Special
367 - Oskamp-Nolting Co. of Cincinnati, OH, advertisers of Illinois “Benjaimin Franklin” watches
367 - Elgin’s grade 150

NAWCC Bulletin No. 333, August 2001
Hamilton’s 992 Part 2: The Extras and the Specials
513 - Hamilton movements marked “Extra” and “Special”
513 - Non-Retailing Watch Co., Lancaster, PA, home distributor for Hamilton
514 - Hamilton’s 940s, “For Special Railroad Service”
514 - J.W. Forsinger Co. provided time inspection services
514 - “Hamilton Adjusted For Railroad Service - 21 Jewels” signed dials
516 - Forsinger’s Railway Time Inspection Service, founded by J.W. Forsinger
520 - Hamilton’s “Inspection Standard”
520 - Hamilton’s other 16-Size 21-Jewel watches
522 - Hayden W. Wheeler, a New York distributor of Hamilton watches

NAWCC Bulletin No. 334, October 2001
Railroad Time Service
630 - Railroad Standard Time
631 - Lee, W. Raymond, superintendent of the Boston and Providence Railroad
631 - Barraud & Lund, made English watches
631 - Waltham Appleton, Tracy & Co. model ’57
631 - Elgin B.W. Raymond
631 - Camden & Amboy, 1853 regulations
631 - Steubenville & Indiana, R.R. supplier
631 - B.W. Raymond, “Pennsylvania Railroad Co.”
631 - Boston & Providence Railroad rules
632 - American Railway Assoc., later Assoc. of American Railroads, watch certification
632 - Giles, Bro. & Co. supervised Illinois Central system
632 - Jules G. Huguelet, Seaboard Air Line watch inspector
633 - Watch inspection orders
634 - Denver & Rio Grande Western, “Manual of Procedures”
636 - Time and service rules of today
639 - Bulova Accutron
639 - National Railway Time Service Co. administered Southern Railway’s time service system
640 - Ball’s Book of Rules
642 - Erie Railroad Co. Rules of the Operating Dept.
643 - United States Railroad Admin., Georgia Railroad
644 - Canadian Pacific Railway Co., rules governing the inspection, repair, cleaning, comparison & regulation of standard watches
646 - Burlington Route/Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, attitude of the brotherhood to time service rules
647 - Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Co., rules governing watch inspection service

NAWCC Bulletin No. 335, December 2001
So What Is a Railroad Watch?
810 - Railroad watch standards
810 - Hampden 18-size, 15-jewel, John C. Dueber grade
811 - Dueber, John C., founder & owner of Dueber-Hampden Watch Co.
811 - Early railroad watch requirements
812 - Time service systems upgrades & new
814 - Twentieth century railroad watch standards
816 - Generalized Standard Watch Requirements of 1908, table of
817 - Post WWII railroad standard watches
819 - Elgin Veritas model dials

 

 

 

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