2 examples of unused 1920+ pocketwatch gifts

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    2 examples of unused 1920+ pocketwatch gifts

    These are engraved as presentation pieces. Owners and inheritors tended to preserve these. Wristwatch users might not use. In 1920's dials were commonly metal silver plated. These 2 show no degradation which is unusual. I often wondered why silver was used. Assume a thin lacquer finish was used to seal off atmosphere. Mostly it did not do so very well over 50+ years. Howard is 1923. S. Bend is 1921. It shows why a colorful shirt should not be used with the camera.
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    Lovely pieces - the design on the Howard is quite something!

    I have quite a few pocket watches myself with metal dials similar to those and they almost invariably show signs of age. Pieces in condition like yours should be treasured indeed!

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    Beautiful condition. I am one of those who does not mind presentation watches with personal engraving. It is an opportunity to further investigate the history of the watch beyond the horological aspect.
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    Beautifull watches,especially "Howard" with that deco style case.
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    I agree with you Erik, I think engravings add to the provenance of the watch and enhance its value as an historical artifact. The more that can be found out about the history of the watch the better.

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    Re: 2 examples of unused 1920+ pocketwatch gifts

    very nice!

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