If you live near/in PDX and are willing to share expertise in wrist/pocket watches I'd love to chat w you!
I volunteer at Community Warehouse (communitywarehouse.org) and we occasionally receive watches that are vintage/unusual. These are sold to support the program of housing assistance. I can do the ebay thing for some, but there are others that are too old/unique to define there! Interested? firstname.lastname@example.org
This blog post is about a clock I 'accidentally' aquired a few years ago.
Unlike most stuff I have, it's fairly modern, but of an old, long forgotten design (which are the features we seem to have in common). In this post I might play Captain Obvious a bit, describing things way too obvoius for experienced watch enthusiasts, sho have mercy...
Inside the double
Updated 09-30-2016 at 09:35 AM by pmwas
And so, after the fancy case prelude, another grade 290 7 jewel movement by Elgin, but ths time... a fancy grade 290.
Possible? Well - here goes...
A grade 290 indeed, but with nice, two tone finish...
Elgin hardly ever made two tone movements (a 17j 12s probably being the most common), which is a touch strange, considering they obviously had the means to do so.
The movement I got needed some repairs, mainly - the balance
Updated 09-30-2016 at 09:39 AM by pmwas
Bid you all a warm welcome!
I've only just returned from France, or - to be precise Alsace (or Elsass if you like), and I'm writing this post tasting my freshly bought genuine French absinthe (to boost my creativity), so excuse me if I happen to be a touch excentric...
Anyway - all last week I was on holiday (a rather busy holliday) in a quiet, small village of Ihtratzheim in Alsace, mostly to see the charming small wine-making towns of the area and large cities of Mulhouse, Colmar
Updated 09-18-2016 at 11:03 AM by pmwas
Good day to you all again!
This blog post is about another 7 jewel Elgin watch, and another reason a 7 jewel watch can be attractive - a fancy case.
Of course a 7 jewel movement in a fancy case often leaves a temptation to discard the movement and use the case for a 'better' purpose.
Quite understandable in case of recased watches, but I'd generally not recommend it for all original, historical pieces (with few exceptions of badly damaged original movements).