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  1. Keystone-Howard 12s pocket watch

    The watch I'm showing today is somewhat special to me...

    This blog post is about a 12 size Keystone Howard gold filled pocket watch I got myself to 'celebrate' startin my first 'real' job. Here in Poland the training process seem to last forever, so this was only 5 years ago...

    Back then buying a $100-$150 watch was 'something' to me, so I considered it quite expensive...
    And since I always wanted a Howard... what else could it be?

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    Updated 11-15-2016 at 11:49 AM by pmwas

  2. Aurora vs Illinois 18s design

    A well known subject - even less experienced American watch collectors will know that Aurora 18 size movement design appears to be almost identical to earlier Illinois Watch Co's 18s movement.

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    Currently I only have 1 single Aurora in my collection (way too few )
    It's a nicely finished, nickel damaskeened, 15 jewel, adjusted version, with breguet hairspring and four meantime ...
  3. Share your watches interesting story, what ever it is

    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh Callaway View Post
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    Herewith photos of a Hamilton 940 and its owner, Henry Dixon Stewart, M.D. of Monroe, NC.(Jan 1872 – Mar 1934). Dr. Stewart made his living by, among other means, accepting livestock and vegetables for his services. He also worked part time for the Seaboard Air Line, now CSX. Not sure why a physician needed a railroad grade watch but (as the saying goes) there were many like it but this one was his.

    His son,
  4. United States Watch Co 16s 'dome' model 1 again

    Another revisited subject - but this time it's not a restoration blog...
    Today we'll explore a piece that's prefectly all right.

    As we know, most (some say all) dome 16s USWCo watches were loe grade, 7 jewel pieces.

    Earliest ones, like the No20 I've shown, had solid balance and coarse train, while newer ones have quick train and compensation balance.

    This piece, S/N 2667, has only just arrived from Slovenia...

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    Updated 10-30-2016 at 09:35 AM by pmwas

  5. Raketa automatic - a remarkable Soviet watch

    Some time ago I described an automatic Slava watch made in USSR.
    As you might remember, the watch featured a weird, somewhat over-complicated design, and among the comments there was one caliming Soviet watches are generally no good.
    In fact I have to disagree, as - although many of them are low quality, there were many good tipmepieces made in USSR.

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    Among them there was this automatic double date watch, developed in the 1970s ...

    Updated 10-30-2016 at 04:41 PM by pmwas

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