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  1. An old, rusty verge...

    I still remember the good old days, when internet was not very popular and relatively expensive, eBay was not yet even known in Poland and Polish auction websites were just getting started.
    Those days the antique fairs like the one in bytom or Gliwice, held once or twice a month used to be places where true gems could be found.
    Today these places turned, with very little exceptions in unattractive markets full of crap, and truly interesting pieces are very hard to find.
    Funny - ...

    Updated 08-28-2016 at 08:53 AM by pmwas

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  2. Fancy 7 jewel... part one - fancy dial

    Seven jewel watches... usually low end versions, not very collectable, not interesting, mass made nothing specials.
    Thinking about fancy 7 jewel American movements, one would probably think of 7 jewel Hamiltons, that are scarce enough to cal them so...
    But that's not a post about a 7 jewel Hamilton.

    It's a post about a good Elgin - 12 size model 3 grade 303.
    We all know model 3 very well. Collecting American watches it's impossibe not to see one of them every once ...
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  3. FHF 969 - a minor repair...

    Hi!

    I've been silent recently, as I've got nothing to show here, due to the simplest possible reason - lack of funds...
    So I had to slow down with buying new stuff a bit, still - today I had to do a minor reapir job on my mother's Delbana.

    Here's the issue:

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    Makes me wonder - the watch has been serviced recently, and the arbor was replaced as well!
    Is the arbor too weak or maybe there is something wrong ...

    Updated 08-11-2016 at 09:29 AM by pmwas

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  4. Inside the Adams&Perry 'model 2' 19 size movement...

    Adams&Perry model 2 movement...

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    Surely - among America's most wanted and interesting movements. Not as wanted or interesting as the elusive model 1, though...
    But how do we even know there were two models?
    That's thanks to our wonderful researchers who have dug out and shown movements of the initial design, with all three Perry's original patents.
    Once again dweiss17's remarkable blog post has to be mentioned here, as ...

    Updated 01-07-2017 at 07:16 AM by pmwas

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  5. My very first RR grade American pocket watch

    This is a story begining in the days when I first started collecting American watches.
    At the time I was a proud owner of a few American pieces I was rather fond of (though of many of them no serious collector would be) and one day I encountered another busted piece on Polish allegro.pl auction website.

    These were the wonderful times when American watches were considered inferior by Polish collectors, and almost every American piece was considered crappy. Back the one could buy
    ...

    Updated 07-03-2016 at 12:52 PM by pmwas

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