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  1. prostie1200

    prostie1200 Nov 15, 2019

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    Grandad retired from Fry's Chocolate Company in 1927 after 47 years service he had previously served an apprentaship
    as a cabinet maker at Fry's for 5 years making his total service to the company 52years (he was 12years old when he was apprentised.
    This Half Hunter is in 24K solid rose gold,
    Enjoy
     
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  2. southtexas

    southtexas Nov 15, 2019

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    I don’t know anything about them but what a cool heirloom!
     
  3. eugeneandresson

    eugeneandresson Nov 15, 2019

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    47 years :eek:
     
  4. Canuck

    Canuck Nov 15, 2019

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    Do I not detect the 18 stamp inside the case back? This would indicate solid 18 karat, not 24 karat. Anyway, nice watch.
     
  5. prostie1200

    prostie1200 Nov 15, 2019

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    You are right Canuck I have just taken a loupe to the Crown Shaft and the mark is cleat for 18K
     
  6. w154

    w154 Nov 15, 2019

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    Even if it wasn’t marked it’s extremely rare to find anything made from pure gold as it’s quite soft. Maybe 22k is used occasionally, but 18k is definitely the default choice for a top quality “solid gold” case.
     
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  7. Walrus

    Walrus Nov 15, 2019

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    Beautiful heirloom. I bought a domed glass display case for my grandfathers pocket watch.
     
  8. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Nov 15, 2019

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    FIFY ;)

    Beautiful watch, I like the regulator too, much better than the simple lever type.
     
  9. NYCwatchgal

    NYCwatchgal Dec 10, 2019

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    Very NICE heirloom/watch.
     
  10. PaulHelmuth

    PaulHelmuth Dec 27, 2019

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    Exactly right.

    Lovely family heirloom BTW.