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  1. Bread Upon the Waters

    The Journey

    When I first started collecting clocks and watches, I had not heard of Charles DeLong, Fred McIntyre or the McIntyre Watch Co. After a few years of collecting mostly clocks, and a short period operating a clock stall in an antiques mall in Hamilton Ontario we moved back to the United States to live in West Virginia. I met Harley Sheets in Morgantown, West Virginia and Harley convinced me to join the NAWCC in 1971. We attended the Chapter 37 meetings in Pittsburgh and enjoyed the ...

    Updated 06-21-2016 at 04:16 PM by Tom McIntyre

    Opinions and Philosophy , My Views , Member Thoughts , Thoughts on Watches

    Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:57 pm

    As the writer and supplier of the pictures on the finding and restoration of Adams & Perry watch movement, serial #1585, I make no claims of personal expertise regarding the history of the Adams & Perry Watch Manufacturing Company and the companies that followed it. Charles Crossman is the most recognized historian of the early American watch companies. Some of the stated information in this article may have been taken from the papers of the Lancaster
  3. Sometime you are "un-repairing part Doh !"

    Again more by way of this blogsperiment .....

    Do not try this at home. Experimental post only.

    Sometimes when you are repairing a clock you are "un-repairing" the work of a prior repair person. Sometime those repair were the "norm" at the time and sometimes it's just "poor practice". This is post # 2 about such repairs.....................

    Another common poor repair to French clocks is to solder the crutch arm to ...
  4. Sometime you are "un-repairing".

    I came across some older images that I thought I would use to experiment with "blogging'.
    "Blogging", who would have thought a few years ago we would be "blogging'.........:o:o

    This is offered by way of an experiment and is not intended as advice on how to repair anything. Do not try this at home.

    Sometimes when you are repairing you have to deal with "old repairs" often clumsy or just inappropriate. Dealing with these issues ...
  5. Health Notes

    While severely off topic for the Message Board, I thought I would share my recent (and continuing) experience with vision problems.

    For about 20 years I have known of the continuing loss of vision in my left eye (and more slowly also in the right eye) due to a disease called Fuch's Corneal Dystrophy. It has recently become bad enough in the left eye that the eye was of limited use and did not help in reading.

    During the time I have had this condition, the only treatment ...