3F01  The Commonwealth

A new and moderne, tho simple design appropriately styled for table, desk, radio or small mantel.  The case is of Mahogany with polished lacquer finish.  Note the chrome plated side ornaments.  A pleasing 3 1/2 inch, ivory lacquer finished dial with black characters on a grey numeral band.  Buffed Nicral bezel.  Like other Telechron models, "Commonwealth" is furnished with a six-foot brown artificial silk cord attached (bearing Underwriter's Laboratory Label).

back to the Golden Age of Telechronto the 3F02 Puritan

Well, it took a little longer than I'd planned but it's finally ready.  Thanks to Ron for reminding me to put it on the page.  Here's what this poor fella looked like when I rescued it from the flea market (and a hurricane as I recall)  I can't remember what I paid.
 
yes, the front was painted metallic green too...
See the oversized hole for the set knob?  Some chisel-head mutilated the opening to get the knob through the case rear.  REMEMBER, most of these knobs are reverse-threaded!  I plugged the hole but it will never be right again.  Here's what I have to show for my work:
here's the Commonwealth during his reign as Clock of the Week at work
That mahogany's beautiful.  Anybody got a dogtag for a 3F01 they want to trade?
 

Another Commonwealth I refinished.  I stole the dial from a Squarart.  I finally got that "Spanish highlighting" down to an art on this one.