Who Made This Watch?
James Russell & Co, Hartford Conn
#24281 from Boris Ioffe (purchased watch from jewelry store in Pittsburgh PA)
This James Russell is of the higher grade "AT&Co. M57 look-a-like" watch, at least because of the exposed hairspring stud, expansion balance and script signature on the movement facing the center. However, it does not have jewel settings; but rather pressed in burnished jewels like Russell #23283 and #24353. This use of plates with burnished jewels on the high JR grade supports the hypothesis that the maker of JR movements incorporated Waltham parts.