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    Louis Weule San Francisco Watch with Coin Silver Case and Large Rose Gold California Bear, Circa 1906. This magnificent 18 size G. M. Wheeler grade Elgin 17 jewel watch was retailed by the well-known chronometer maker Louis Weule of San Francisco. The watch has an enamel dial with Roman numerals and spade hands. The swing-out case is four ounce coin silver. The back of the case has a large rose gold California bear. The movement is numbered 11730508, made in 1904. After his nautical instrument business was badly damaged in the Earthquake of 1906, Weule opened a watch shop. This was undoubtedly one of the first watches the new business sold. The appearance of the California brown bear on the case symbolizes the resilience of San Franciscans to survive adversity. Weule's daughter-in-law, Irma Mae, was one of the last survivors of the earthquake dying in 2008 at the age of 106. The case has a few light nicks, else very fine.

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