This time - a Marion 18 size pocket watch...
It is a - suposedly - high grade A.H.Wallis USWCo watch, known to be second grade from the top at the time. You've seen it, or some of you have, in the bragging section.
Here it is:
It's a stemwind, pusher set movement and I have found a case for it (even made a scratch-free movement safe pusher ), but I didn't like the look of this watch in a very lousy, worn and
Updated 11-22-2015 at 02:40 PM by pmwas
Today, as it's a lazy Saturday morning - I've decided to look closely at a nice, 12 size Rockford I have in my collection. I bought it some time ago on a German eBay listing. It was supposed to be in working condition, but... well, it did tick, faintly, but not what I'd call 'working'. Here it is.
A late piece, with S/N over 900,000, with nice, wavy damaskeening and gold tone screws and regulator...
Some time ago
Updated 11-22-2015 at 02:48 PM by pmwas
Every watch collector, or any collector in general, has a list of things he badly wants to have. Such 'must have' list usually consists of rare and precious pieces, most other collectors will surely be jealous of. Sometimes, however, on that list there are much more common pieces, one for some reason want's to get.
This is exactly one of such cases. Long ago, when my fascination with American made timepieces had only just begun, I bought and old advertisment to hang on my wall. It was a
Updated 11-22-2015 at 02:50 PM by pmwas
This blog entry has been created due to the recent sad demise of my beloved website...
Sadly, due to the troubles encounterd on the new hosting platform, I had to discontinue the whole project that did consume a lot of time and energy during the past two years. Obviously, there is much left of it, as all the pictures, the articles I wrote, are still safe on my discs... Fairly safe let's say as nothing in the PC world is for sure.
Anyway - I created this entry to restore one of
Updated 12-12-2015 at 02:44 AM by pmwas
In the 1950s and 1960s Soviet watchmaking industry was developing rapidly with new models and technologies appearing on the market. In early 1960s the situation was totally different than it was in the begining of 1950s. Back then just a few movements were made, of which most were sub second designs. Some, like the famous K26 wristwatch or the 3602 pocket watch movements were modern, quite slim constructions, while the others, like K43, K18 or ZiM's pocket watch movement were out of date models,
Updated 11-22-2015 at 02:36 PM by pmwas