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  1. Poor old Stuart, poor storage and poor watchmaking

    This one is about my Stuart...
    I don't think this needs clarification, but in case any non-American watches collector pops in - Stuart was the highest grade made by Illinois Springfield Watch Co and among the highest Illinois Watch co grades.
    I once bought myself an early Stuart - S/N 2852
    It's housed in a Dueber 4oz coin silver case, likely not original, but nice.

    It has a single sunk, original dial with the fancy script.
    In fact - here it is:


    Updated 02-17-2017 at 02:14 PM by pmwas

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  2. The Three Emperors' Corner - part three

    Hi all!

    Like I promised in the previous part - we're heading south to Austro Hungary...

    This is the Jaworzno-Szczakowa (pron. Yavoshno-Shchakova ) old Austrian station...
    There were three stations on all sides of the boarders, one being Maczki you've seen before, the Austrain Szczakowa station and Prussian Myslovitz, from which I used to go to Cracov so many times with ...

    Updated 02-13-2017 at 12:14 PM by pmwas

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  3. The birth of 3602 - 'the Russian Rolex'

    Nicknamed by some, the 3602 was in fact Russian Cortebert, and I'd rather use this nickname instead, but Rolex surely is more catchy...

    [the Rolex nickname is due to the fact Rolex would use Cortebert's calibers as well back then]

    photo - ranfft.de (not THE one, but close, just for demonstration)

    Right after World War 2, along with Pobeda K26 movement, another caliber's production ...

    Updated 02-05-2017 at 10:41 AM by pmwas

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  4. Identification of a logo of a dial

    I have just recently acquired a bracket clock where the movement displays a logo in the form of a clock dial... I have only been involved with clocks for a couple of years but usually my research lines are fruitful, but this one has stumped me ! can anyone help to identify please ? The case etc. point toward early 20th century.
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  5. 'I'm Death incarnate...'

    Today I wondered... how many of you guys out there remember the good old Wolfenstein 3D?
    Yes, this was the first person perspective shooter, where you had just one objecive on every single level - get to the elevator killing all the Nazis in your way and not getting killed by them. You could also collect some treasure on your way.
    Why do I bring out the old, very simple, yet extremely playable game? Well.. there were four difficulty levels in it and the las one was called 'I'm Death ...

    Updated 02-04-2017 at 08:00 AM by pmwas

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