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
This post shows a pretty high grade 18 size Rockford model 8.
A 'sidewinder' cased in AWCCo Cashier gold plated case...
As you can see the watch is marked 21 jewel, adjusted, but it only has brass settings and balance screws, so not a top grade for sure.
According to the database
Updated 06-29-2016 at 02:01 PM by pmwas
This blog post is... delayed by a few years...
Originally I did not decide to post the material due to sub-standard pictures' quality...
But I've worked on the pictures and something can be seen on them, so why not show what's in there?
Like we all know, Keystone Howard are way less respected and (thus) less collectable than the original Howard's products, but on the other hand Keystone's policy was to maintain the remarkable quality of Howard branded watches.
So here I am now writing about the Zenith movement in my new catch.
I doubt there is anyone on this Board, who wouldn't know the name Zenith.
Zenith watches are fabulous, and have always been at least very good.
Anything marked Zenith (unless it's counterfeit crap) is a quality timepiece, and so this one should be.
I'm not unfamiliar with Zenith pocket watches - some time ago I've spent quite some time and effort restoring this beauty:
Updated 06-24-2016 at 07:47 AM by pmwas
This time I'm willing to show you a watch I bought on my trip to Italy.
I had a really wonderful week of touring round the northern Italy, Seitzerland and northern Austria
In just 5 days I made 3300 kilometers driving this beauty:
Starting off in Veince:
I've been there a few times already and I always come back with pleasure.