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  1. 'Ensign killer' - the Waltham keyless works...

    The term 'Ensign killer' referred to (possibly among the others) an American naval fighter, the famous F4U Corsair.



    (photo- Wikipedia)

    A deadly, well built weapon, had a certain inconvenience, namely the cockpit positined very much in the back, making take offs and landings way more difficult, especially for rookies...
    Now you'll ask, what the heck does it have to do with a Waltham ...
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  2. United States Watch Co. G.A.Read grade

    This watch I bought some time ago and ever since it has been sitting on my shelf.
    I did not pay much attention to it, as it looked all nice and clean, until yesterday, when I finally decided to clean and oil it.



    It's housed in a pretty busted (but good looking from the outside) 2oz silver case.

    ...

    Updated 03-06-2017 at 08:19 AM by pmwas

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  3. Springfield Watch Co. Miller No 1611

    Hello again!



    Today's arrival - a Miller grade movement made in the first year of Springfield Watch Co's operations.
    I've already shown a 'Currier's Patent' Currier and early Stuart, so I'll focus on repairs, less on movement's details, as it's very much the same as the two.

    As for the grade, Miller is above Currier and below Bunn and Stuart, having 15 jewels, but in false settings. ...
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  4. Young America and it's patented safety barrel

    This blog post is about a pretty scarce watch I once bought - Marion's Young America.







    This 14 size watch must have been - telling by the name of the grade - marketed for boys and was not exactly very ...
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  5. Hamilton 950 L continued... to celebrate my 100th blog post :)

    I was wondering... what to chose for my 100th post.
    Obviously it should be something cool and I wish I could just save the number for some other time and just proceed to 101.
    However in my collection I still had a pretty cool watch awaiting some more attention.
    The 950L.

    As you might remember I bought this watch in quite dreadful technical condition, installed a grade 992 pallet fork and a new hairspring and left it be. So today, I'll show you the 950L in details, ...

    Updated 02-23-2017 at 12:09 PM by pmwas

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