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    Adams & Perry Co. Ultra Rare Nickel Movement Serial #2063, circa 1876
    Case: three body, 55 mm, display case, nickel, snap on bezels
    Dial: enamel, black Roman numerals, sub seconds, black minute track, spade hands
    Movement: No. 2063, damaskeened nickel finish, straight line lever escapement, bi-metallic compensated balance, 20 jewels, screwed down gold jewel settings, cap jewels in gold mounts on the escape wheel and pallet bridge, Geneva stop-works, pendant setting

    Adams & Perry was the first watch company in Lancaster Pennsylvania and they built the factory which Hamilton later took over. The first movement was finished April 7, 1876, but in May of 1876 the factory closed. The example here is from the personal collection of René Rondeau. It is an elusive and ultra-rare nickel version by this early American manufacturer.


    Condition Report*: Type: Adams & Perry Co. Ultra Rare Nickel Movement Serial #2063
    Dial: enamel, Roman numerals
    Hands; spade hands
    Metal: nickel display case
    Case Info: three body, snap on bezels
    Case Width: 19 size (approximately)
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: No. 2063, damaskeened nickel finish, straight line lever escapement, bi-metallic compensated balance, 20 jewels, screwed down gold jewel settings, cap jewels in gold mounts on the escape wheel and pallet bridge, Geneva stop-works, pendant setting
    Circa: 1876
    Condition: movement is very good and running, case is good, dial good overall with a replaced flake above the numeral 5 and a tiny hairline at 6
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