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    Default Re: Whats your single favorite pocket watch in your collection? (By: musicguy)

    This is not my favorite but is one of the more unusual I have. I normally don't much care for the swiss bar movements but found this at an estate sale and thought it unusual and interesting. The entire movement is engraved, have not seen one before nor since. Joe

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    Default Re: Whats your single favorite pocket watch in your collection?

    I bought this watch that was listed as a
    B W Raymond Elgin watch(a month or so ago serial number included for an actual BWR).
    Obviously it's not a B W Raymond(not even an American watch), but I still bought it because
    it was beautiful, and intriguing. The blackened silver dial
    with gold roman numerals said to me, "buy this watch". Since it was listed incorrectly
    I guess no one else looked at it.
    Graham says, "the case was made by Ebenezer White at 42 Spon Street, Coventry"
    in 1872. Currently one of my favorite watches.

    .........and it doesn't even say BW inside the case like the listing said, it says EW.
    and the BWR serial number is no where to be found(weird). I told the seller
    and they didn't care.



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    Default Re: Whats your single favorite pocket watch in your collection? (By: musicguy)

    Like a lot of folks, hard to come up with just one - and focusing just on the movement and not considering the case (which is how I approach collecting), it probably would be either the Illinois 21j Grade 189 (290 total production) or the Illinois 23j Sangamo hunting case (750 total production).

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    Default Re: Whats your single favorite pocket watch in your collection?

    Richard, your Illinois watches are very nice. The
    Gothic dials are always nice to look at(yours have my some of favorite Illinois signatures). I have the
    grade 186, and I agree they are beautiful watches(and the Getty movements are great) .

    Yes, you are right, you can't just pick one favorite.


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    Default Re: Whats your single favorite pocket watch in your collection? (By: musicguy)

    A poll like this comes up in some form every few years, but it is nice to do again as favorites can change. In the past my favorite has usually been my 12-size Waltham “American Watch Co.”-grade bridge model. And that still might be my favorite watch movement. But, selecting a favorite watch brings up additional factors such as its history or personal meaning. With that in mind, I think the following may currently be my favorite watch in my collection as it was my starting point in a major research focus for me.

    This watch has an unusual and interesting case as well as a very fine movement. The 18K rose gold case was made by H.W. Matalene, a small New Jersey casemaker who was in business from around 1909 to 1926. For most of those years Matalene worked exclusively for Waltham, and this case (ca.1912) incorporates several of his patented improvements, including a slide to release the stem/crown for setting, eliminating the need for a sleeve.
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    The 12x14 size (Colonial Series) movement was finished especially for Matalene, bearing his “Patrician” trademark. It is a finely-finished Riverside Maximus-grade movement with 23 jewels.
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    I first became aware of these special watches when I was in college (ca.1970 or so) when one crossed my bench for servicing. I had seen pin-set watches but never one where a small slide released the crown. This watch here was the second one I had seen, when it belonged to Phil Roe, another southern California collector. After many years of inquiry (read that as pestering) he finally sold it to me in 1997 and that was the start of my serious research and collecting of watches cased by Matalene.
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    Default Re: Whats your single favorite pocket watch in your collection?

    My favorite small size p.w. is also a Matalene cased common 21j 10s Maximus. Identified for me by Jerry in a past posting. artbissell

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    Default Re: Whats your single favorite pocket watch in your collection?

    CORRECTION. Another size mistake. Movement shown is similar size as the PATRICIAN, actual 10s:

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    Default Re: Whats your single favorite pocket watch in your collection? (By: artbissell)

    Thanks, Art, for showing that one again. Whereas my watch is among Matalene's earlier products (1912), yours is among his last (around 1923). He stopped using the patent setting mechanism around 1919.
    Jerry Treiman, NAWCC member since 1971
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    Default Re: Whats your single favorite pocket watch in your collection? (By: Jerry Treiman)

    I love my Hamilton 992E.

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