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  1. 14 size 15 jewel Columbus... revisited

    This blog post is about my old Columbus.
    You might remember it, but I doubt, as it's been some time and it's not a watch one would remember for life

    It's the one I cased in a Waltham 14s case of the time.
    Made a wonderful pair, and the movement would even run after washing out most of the stain, but the ammount of rust left was too big and the watch has ever sice been waiting to get ...
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  2. 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 03:14 PM by pmwas

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  3. 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 01:14 PM by pmwas

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  4. 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 11:41 AM by pmwas

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  5. 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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