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New York Standard Watch Co. Worm
Serial #17911

Image of New York Standard Watch Co. Worm #17911 Movement
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Image of New York Standard Watch Co. Worm #17911 Dial
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Image of New York Standard Watch Co. Worm #17911 Case
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Manufacturer New York Standard Watch Co.
Grade Worm
Serial Number 17911
Size 18s
Model 1
Jewel Count 5j
Setting Lever
Finish Gilt
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Case Details This photo is not of Sn17119. This New York Standard Worm Drive was a different sale on E-Bay, No Sn are visable of the incomplete watch. But it does give a perspective to what is under the back plates of this version of a watch. And a great look at the operation the the worn drive.

I'm having a tough time figuring out the dial for the worm drive watches. It appears that some if not all of the early version I have documented. Starting at Sn17911 have a celluloid dial. These dials were used on other manufactures with out much success. They can warp. Fade, or in general just deteriorate. Hamilton had similar problems with some of their celluloid dial. I have documented 7 worm dials. Starting at Sn17911 to Sn33976. I am thinking the earliest ones my have had the celluloid dials. Using other New Your Standard dial is no easily done. Due to the 2 pin centrifugation of the worm drive movements. When you look at the dial image of this watch. Note the 2 holes for the dial feet at about 7 and 11 hour marks. All of the sz18 New York movement I have. Use the 3 pins for dial feet.attachments. And none of the other sz18 will line up to the 2 pin configuration of the worm drives. Yes the pins can be ground off and pins attached. But, that is not a easy task. So, I think at some time Standard gave up on the celluloid dial and made enamel dial. And must have provided spars to the watches that had failed celluloid dials. Since the celluloid dial were failing. Just my thoughts.
Good luck with the pocket watch hobby.
pocketwatch101
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Dial Details I'm having a tough time figuring out the dial for the worm drive watches. It appears that some if not all of the early version I have documented. Starting at Sn17911 have a celluloid dial. These dials were used on other manufactures with out much success. They can warp. Fade, or in general just deteriorate. Hamilton had similar problems with some of their celluloid dial.
I have documented 7 worm dials. Starting at Sn17911 to Sn33976. I am thinking the earliest ones my have had the celluloid dials. Using other New Your Standard dial is no easily done. Due to the 2 pin centrifugation of the worm drive movements. When you look at the dial image of this watch. Note the 2 holes for the dial feet at about 7 and 11 hour marks. All of the sz18 New York movement I have. Use the 3 pins for dial feet.attachments. And none of the other sz18 will line up to the 2 pin configuration of the worm drives. Yes the pins can be ground off and pins attached. But, that is not a easy task. So, I think at some time Standard gave up on the celluloid dial and made enamel dial. And must have provided spars to the watches that had failed celluloid dials. Since the celluloid dial were failing. Just my thoughts.
Good luck with the pocket watch hobby.
pocketwatch101
Movement Markings New Yok Standard Watch Co.
17911
Visable under the Balance Wheel
PATENTED
JAN. 18. 87.
JUNE. 26 67.
Contributed to the database by pocketwatch101 on October 28, 2019.
This collection record was most recently edited on December 12, 2019.