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    Default Fahys Montauk gold case markings

    I have a Fahys Montauk 18 size watch case and it has "PAT FEB 19th 1884 No 1" It has two symbols on each side of the No1 and between Fahys Montauk. There are no markings to indicate gold filled or the amount of gold 10K, 14K etc. I looked in my pocket watch guide book but there is not mention that I can find of this case, any insight is appreciated.

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    Default Re: Fahys Montauk gold case markings (RE: 49stude63)

    Montauk was a grade name of Fahys Watch Case Co, always indicating gold filled construction. They used the "Montauk" name on both 10 Kt and 14 Kt filled cases at different times.
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    Default Re: Fahys Montauk gold case markings (RE: 49stude63)

    Thanks all my other gold cases are either marked ??GF or warranted for XX years this is the first watch that I have picked up with a Fahys case. The watch is an 23J Hampden New Railway.


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    Question Re: Fahys Montauk gold case markings (RE: 49stude63)

    Hi 49stude63:

    To add to what posted, the Fahys Montauk grade is a gold-filled case, warranted for 15-years up to about March 1898, 20-years thereafter.

    Would you please share some more details about your 23-jewel, Hampden New Railway?

    Movement serial number?
    Is it marked "Adjusted" or Adjusted 5 Positons"?
    Double Roller?
    Is the dial double-sunk?
    Is the dial Arabic or Roman?

    Many thanks,
    Kent
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    Default Re: Fahys Montauk gold case markings (RE: Kent)

    It has a double sunk dial with red 5 min markers OF with spade hands. It is a full plate movement adjusted to 5 positions (marked) double roller (marked) sn2353435 all engraving is in gold.

    Claude

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    Default Re: Fahys Montauk gold case markings (RE: 49stude63)

    Thanks!
    Kent
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    Default Re: Fahys Montauk gold case markings (RE: Kent)

    I forgot to mention the numbers on the dial are typical RR Arabic and the dial looks to be original to the movement


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