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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted May 15, 2018 - 8:50pm

I saw one of these on ebay with 17 jewels.  What do you think happened there?  All the others I have seen are 21 jewels.

Geoff Baker
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted May 16, 2018 - 7:02am

Kathy, you're right - I did a quick check on the bay and found several 17J 6BC movements. Our movement dB will always be a work in progress. As we find new examples or new information relative to jewel count or production years we update the record, as I just did. Thanks!

PS - everyone I found was still in the 1949-1952 date range.

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Kathy L.
Panel Member
Posted May 16, 2018 - 10:01am

Interesting huh.  The watch I was looking at was suppose to be a 21 jewel movement but it had the right dial.  I wonder if when it was built someone pulled the wrong movement.  I guess we wil never know.

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William Smith
Club 5000Panel Member
Posted July 1, 2015 - 4:13am

1952 (L2) 21 jewels

Posted February 2, 2012 - 10:21pm

Added to data base 0n 2/02/2012. Came in a 1950 Ladies Academy Awards "curtain Dial" dated A9