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  1. Antique fair hunt on The Three Emperor's Corner (part nine)

    Today, after some hard day and night work, I visited the monthly antique fair in Dabrowa Gornicza. Please forgive me - I'm not going to transliterate this one, as I might as well spent the whole night doing that, it's just a city neighbouring mine from north-east. So we remain at the far end of Russian empire.

    One could think that on an antique fair on a post-Russia territory, one would find plenty of old Russia's watches, but no. In fact, I don't think there were that many watches ...
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  2. Illinois 106 re-united with Wadsworth case...

    I'm such a screw-up recently
    I admit, having less time than I used to have and being waaaay more tired in general (new, time consuming and very tiring job is the reason), I've become both impatient and imprecise.
    Just today I was about to show you how I finally finish my Neveren fake watch, but the crystal turned out not wide enough and the lovely minute hand... I broke as I was attempting to broach the square to fit the cannon pinion.

    Damn it - it would have been just ...
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  3. The Three Emperor's Corner - part eight - missed it :(

    Missed a nice watch, I mean.
    Today, having some extra money, I went to Cracov again to get a nice private label Swiss watch I've seen last time I was there (a few months ago...).



    Right here, just by the restaurant tables, there is a watchmaker's estate where I've already bought some nice watches. Unfortunately, the watch turned out to be long gone when I finally could afford to buy it. ...
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  4. The Three Emperor's Corner - part seven - a Russian wreck

    Back to my homeland again, I'd like to remind you of the old Russian boarder railroad station in Sosnowiec:



    Like I said - the station is in terrible state, but it's being refurbished at last.
    I got back to this photograph, because here I have another wreck from the time of the old Empire:


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  5. An Elgin case report...

    ...on a Wadsworth case.

    This post shows an interesting snap-back water resistant Elgin watch case by Wadsworth from circa 1955-1965.

    First - assembling a late Elgin 687 movement:



    Gotta admit - this movement is small and not so pleasant to work on as the big ones, where everything is so big and easy.
    It's a late movement with rather crude, unattractive finish, but ...
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