Who Made This Coin Silver Watch Case....?

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Who Made This Coin Silver Watch Case....?

New postby MartyW » Fri May 16, 2014 4:44 pm

Gents:

I have searched the web and other forums and cannot come up with the maker of this coin silver watch case.

If anyone has any ideas or solid information I would appreciate hearing from them. The case is not marked as to weight, as is usual on the inside of the cuvette, but I figure that it's a 6-ouncer as it weighs over 8 ounces total. It houses an Elgin Model 1 which, give or take, usually runs about 2 ounces.

Any ideas would be most graciously welcomed,
MartyW

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Re: Who Made This Coin Silver Watch Case....?

New postby brownsrplm » Fri May 16, 2014 5:42 pm

Marty,
What I could find in Roy Ehrhardt's trade mark book lists only one maker that would have F. M in the case. That would be Fritz Mathez of the company: Mathey Brothers., Mathez & Co., 21-23 Maiden Lane, NY. This is under imported watches in his book. I also scoured Warren Niebling's book in an attempt to find an American case name, but no dice there. Don't know if this helps, if anyone has Meyer's book maybe they could check that one to see what's in there.
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Re: Who Made This Coin Silver Watch Case....?

New postby MartyW » Fri May 16, 2014 6:56 pm

Thanks Ray...............at least that's a starting place to go.

Appreciate the post,
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Re: Who Made This Coin Silver Watch Case....?

New postby Marty101 » Fri May 16, 2014 9:23 pm

I'll have Meyer's in 3-4 days,OK? I'll see.
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Re: Who Made This Coin Silver Watch Case....?

New postby MartyW » Fri May 16, 2014 11:37 pm

Marty101 wrote:I'll have Meyer's in 3-4 days,OK? I'll see.


That will be super.

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Re: Who Made This Coin Silver Watch Case....?

New postby Marty101 » Mon May 19, 2014 8:28 pm

Sorry-nothing in Meyers.
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Re: Who Made This Coin Silver Watch Case....?

New postby MartyW » Mon May 19, 2014 9:01 pm

Hi Guys:

I just received this from a most knowledgeable chap on another forum and it makes sense, so until new things are discovered I'll have to stick with that information, but thanks for your effort.
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Marty;

I checked Niebling, Meyer's, Ehrhardt and can't find a reference to F. M.

Case research is just starting and early American cottage industry cases are mostly unknown. Any silversmith or trade person could make a case in his shed and mark it.

The design on the inter lid is similar to many of the early American Watch Case Co lids that I have seen.
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Re: Who Made This Coin Silver Watch Case....?

New postby brownsrplm » Mon May 19, 2014 11:38 pm

Marty,
He missed Fritz Mathez in Ehrhardt's trademark book.
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Re: Who Made This Coin Silver Watch Case....?

New postby Marty101 » Tue May 20, 2014 9:26 am

I finally found that,Ray-and it's a possibility the man might have used his initials. Maybe private label,too.
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