Personal blog category with watch emphasis
[QUOTE=Lane Williams;1054679]Hello again,
I have acquired a Rolex GMT, and I am need some information on this.One side of the watch head has; 2129123. The other side has;1675. Any help would be great! Thanks!!
I believe I have come across a Peter Henlein watch from the early 1500s.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to authenticate it?Pomander Watch on Clock Base Front.pdfPomander Watch on Clock Base -Top.pdfPomander Watch Globe - Bottom - Without Cage.pdf
I really ranted in my last post, about past repairs. I wanted to delete the whole post, after stewing on it all night, but I could not locate a delete post option. So, I deleted my rant, and here is why:
1. I am not a Watch Repair Person
2. The Repairman I denounced has no way to defend himself,
and I have never met him, or walked a mile in his shoes.
3. The watch he worked on is not common.
Updated 12-27-2015 at 12:05 PM by kikonizzy
I was doing a Google patent search to try and find Elgin-related patents from 1880 to 1889, when I came across this:
U.S Patent No. 353, 687. A.L. Keller. Stem winding watch. Patented Dec. 7, 1886.
Several things going on there, but the part that caught my eye is this:
My invention relates to improvements in stem-winding and hand-setting mechanism in which the works of the watch can be shifted and changed for either a right or left hand person. In other
Updated 04-15-2014 at 03:53 AM by Luis Casillas
The Competition of the Big 3 Watch Companies for Railroad Watches - BeginningsAmerican watch companies competed for a recognized railroad business segment for almost the entire history of the industry from the 1850's until the 1950's. Most of this period was dominated by the Waltham and Elgin watch companies with and a "virtual" third company consisting of the group of companies in Illinois which became dominated by the Illinois Watch Company that finally was absorbed by the Hamilton
Updated 12-15-2014 at 12:32 PM by Tom McIntyre