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  1. A trip to the end of pocket watch era - ELGIN 543 U-S-A

    And hello again

    The last Elgin small (12s and around) pocket watch I've shown was the Hulburd...



    I've brought it back to mention, that apart from it's low thickness and it's high quality, with it's overall design it was probably way ahead of it's times as well.
    Anyway, if you cross the genes of Hulburd with this other slim 12s...

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  2. A Marion struggle...

    Hi!
    This short post is about a watch I've been trying to restore since 2015.





    Here you can see it with the non original Elgin balance I made for it.
    The original balance was not there when I got this movement, and it's too nice to use for parts.
    In fact, damaged and somewhat polished, ...
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  3. Forgotten masterpiece...

    'The Forgotten masterpiece' was a title of my entry on Elgin 761 self-winding movement.
    This was before I started my blog, and it can still be found somewhere in wristwatches forum, and my today's purpose is not to re-post the same work.
    No, today's post I write because I got myself another one.

    Big deal - another lousy 761 - you'd think. Well - yes, not a big deal, but it's not exactly easy to get one of those in Europe. And in USA good ones have quite high prices, and ...

    Updated 05-11-2017 at 05:46 AM by pmwas

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  4. Man, that's American - has to be crap!

    The title of my blog post might seem ridiculous for American members of our Forum, but when I was getting started collecting American watches - you'd hear it here all the time.
    Lucky me, at the time I was rather buying than selling, and such opinion resulted in ridiculously low prices.
    Wy would people in Poland say so? Well - most of the immigrants that went from Poland to USA to earn money were poor people, unwilling to spend they hard-earned money on luxury goods like watches. ...

    Updated 05-02-2017 at 03:20 AM by pmwas

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  5. Ch.F.Tissot & Son Locle - a high grade Tissot for America

    Tissot... a well known lower mid-range brand, making quality timepieces since 1853.
    I still remember getting my first Tissot. When I was at the begining of my way collecting mechanical watches, I got a beautiful, gold, vintage Tissot for my 18th birthday.



    The mesh gold bracelet was given to me by my grandfather and it makes a valuable watch alltogether, despite the damaged dial.
    I don't ...

    Updated 04-29-2017 at 04:07 AM by pmwas

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