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South Bend Pocket Watch Repair

South Bend Indiana became a new center of American watch manufacturing in 1902 when John M. Studebaker and his two nephews George and Clement Studebaker purchased the prosperous and popular Columbus Watch Company based in Columbus Ohio. Hardware, machinery, parts and most of the Columbus Watch company's employees moved 285 miles west to their new home and continued manufacturing high-grade timepieces for the next 27 years. South Bend pocket watch have long been understood to be some of the finest American made pocket watches ever constructed, and were made so well that with the proper servicing and repair, they can return to their original accuracy and beauty. This South Bend pocket watch repair page is dedicated to this great brand, their fine products and my specialized repair services. Regardless of the current state of your South Bend pocket watch, you should be encouraged to know that these great American instruments were refined so impressively that many generations of use remain in them, once serviced expertly.



The South Bend Watch Company and their many models and sizes were always known as designing, manufacturing and marketing quality timepieces. Their marketing plan was unique as they sold many of their watches on credit to customers for only $1 down - and with monthly payments to follow. The stock market crash of 1929 caused the Studebaker management to grapple with more delinquent credit accounts that the famed company could endure, causing it to cease manufacturing. Their service department remained, and they continued to service their fine watches until 1954. A welding torch caused an accidental fire that destroyed what remained of the South- Bend Watch company building which brought about the final chapter of the company in 1957.
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South Bend Pocket Watch Serial Numbers / Dates:

1903 - 380,501
1904 - 390,000
1905 - 405,000
1906 - 425,000
1907 - 460,000
1908 - 500,000
1909 - 550,000
1910 - 600,000
1911 - 660,000
1912 - 715,000
1913 - 765,000
1914 - 800,000
1915 - 820,000
1916 - 840,000
1917 - 860,000
1918 - 880,000
1919 - 905,000
1920 - 935,000
1921 - 975,000
1922 - 1,000,000
1923 - 1,035,000
1924 - 1,070,000
1925 - 1,105,000
1926 - 1,140,000
1927 - 1,175,000
1928 - 1,210,000
1929 - 1,240,000

South Bend pocket watches come in a smattering of models, and configurations and came in 4 popular sizes. Here below is a list of them by size: The last numeral of these model numbers are telling: Odd numbers reveal that the watch was made in an open face configuration. Even numbers appearing in this three number model number reveal it to be an hunting cased watch. 18 size South Bend pocket watch models: The South Bend models in 15 jewel, 17 jewel, and 21 jewel, The Studebaker watch models in 323,328,329. The models 304,305, 309, 312, 313, 327, 330, 331, 332, 333, models 337, 340, 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, and the model 355 16 size South Bend pocket watch models: The South Bend mode in 7 jewel, 9 jewel, 15 jewel, 17 jewel and 21 jewels. The famed Studebaker pocket watch model 229. The models 203, 204, 207, 209, 211, 212, 215, 217, 219, 223, 227, 229, 245, 260, 261, 280, 281, 290, 291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 298, and the South Bend open face model 299 pocket watch. 12 size South Bend pocket watch models: The Chesterfield models in 15, 17 and 21 jewels. The Digital model in 21 jewel. The South Bend model in 15, 17 19, and 21 jewel, the Studebaker in 21 jewel. The models numerically known as the 407, the 411 415, 419, 429, and the model 431. 0 size South Bend pocket watch models: The "South Bend" in 15 jewel, the numerically known Grade 100, Grade 110, Grade 210, Grade 150, Thank you for viewing this page focused on informing you a bit more on your South Bend pocket watch. I specialize in antique American pocket watch service and repair and would be happy to provide you and your family dedicated and focused South Bend pocket watch repair and services. At your convenience, visit my pocket watch repair page to read more about the process of having your South Bend pocket watch repaired to it's original beauty and functionality. I guarantee you a safe and satisfying experience. Learn more here:


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