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From the American Horology Archive:
Manistee Watch Co. Grade M.W.Co. Cutout Pocket Watch

Manistee Watch Co.

Grade: M.W.Co. Cutout

Manufacturer: Manistee Watch Co.
Manufacturer Location: Manistee, Michigan
Movement Serial Number: 288
Grade: M.W.Co. Cutout
Model: 1B
Estimated Production Year: 1909
Run Quantity: 100
Grade/Model Run: 2 of 7
Grade/Model Total Production: 7,760
Size: 18s
Jewels: 7j
Movement Configuration: Openface
Movement Finish: Nickel
Movement Setting: Pendant
Plate: 3/4 Plate
Adjusted: No
Railroad Grade: No
U.S. Patents: 741092
Case: Various
Database Version: v52.235
Advanced Metrics
PWDB Absolute Rarity Index:
Scoped for Grade/Size/Model/Configuration
23.36
PWDB Relative Rarity Index:
Rarity within Manufacturer - Scoped for Grade/Size/Model/Configuration
44,500.00
Share of Production:
Share within Manufacturer - Scoped for Grade/Size/Model/Configuration
40.746%
Registry Population: 1 (1.00%)
Research Note: Cutout

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Manistee Watch Co. Grade M.W.Co. Cutout Pocket Watch