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    Whats your single favorite pocket watch in your collection?

    You guys are just blowing me away - and putting a big grin on my face! Such beautiful creations from the hand of Man and his genius, ingenuity, creativity and industry bestowed upon him from the mind of the Almighty.
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    If you could only have one RR watch...

    So cool! I like when the Montgomerys have either the '6' or '18' or both in the seconds dial. Maybe Elgin should have called it "Elginvar." ;)
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    If you could only have one RR watch...

    That's for sure! Being another newbie to this site I'm continually amazed at the enormous variety of these incredible machines. I'm also amazed at the depth of knowledge represented by the good folks here. Add to that the camaraderie, willingness to share said knowledge and patience with the...
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    A.W.W.Co. Power Reserve indicator...

    My casual observation has been that the 18s Vanguards had a 36 hr wind chapter and the 16s had the 24. Am I on the right track here? luvsthetick: Is yours an 18s? The bulk of my modest collection is of 16s Vanguard UP and D'Ns. All of them point to '0' when fully wound. Will be posting pix...
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    Watch Balance needed Illinois 163A

    The movement is marked, "Elinvar." So would a Hamilton 992E balance be an appropriate replacement? It sounds a bit more hopeful to find one of those.
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    Watch Balance needed Illinois 163A

    Thanks, Jim - Serial number is 5448461 - "Illinois Watch" so Hamilton, if I'm correct. I am FAR from an expert - Two watchmakers say the balance looks like it had a hammer taken to it, staff has been filed to a sharp point, has a very weak hairspring, and although not a big deal is missing two...
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    Watch Balance needed Illinois 163A

    Need complete balance for an otherwise nice watch. Thanks!
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    Introduction and Waltham 1884

    Hi Richiec - Not to put down the newest V6 Mustangs they'd smoke my older V8s! I do have a '90 V8 closing in on 500K. Don't mean to highjack my own thread, so let's talk cars sometime! Thanks for the clarification on the 1884.
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    Waltham equity 17s

    How on earth could they make a profit selling a watch for $6.00??? Cool stuff!
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    Introduction and Waltham 1884

    I'm not sure! ;) Yes, I've heard the "sidewinder" term used with an askance look, but this case is so nicely made it makes me think the OO wanted it that way. Might have been a financial decision - like buying a 6-cylinder Mustang. I'll probably go with that so I can sleep at night. Speaking of...
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    Introduction and Waltham 1884

    Hello All - I'm new to the forum - posted a thread about a Vanguard "Sidereal" watch earlier. So a brief history - My dad gave me a dime store PW which I loved as a kid, then later I was mesmerized by one of his friend's collection which included some beautiful repeaters. Maybe 30 years ago I...
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    new to forum - pix practice

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