Recent content by James J Nicholson

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    Aurora 18s, 15j.

    Wow, thats a fine looking watch. Looks like it just came from the jewelers case.
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    Another Vanguard Arrived Today

    I believe it was originally a 19 jewel before being upjeweled to a 23j at the Waltham factory.
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    Another Vanguard Arrived Today

    Here is my latest acquisition. It is an upjeweled (plugged 23j) Waltham Vanguard. S/N 1201313 with a very nice display back. Runs with rail road accuracy and looks flawless too.
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    Please Show the Most Recent Addition to Your Collection

    Hi Oakie, nice find. Really like the numbers on the dial they stand out really nicely.
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    Please Show the Most Recent Addition to Your Collection

    Hi Oakie, really nice acquisition. Flashy is best showcased in a salesman case. So much easier to admire the workmanship when you dont have to pry the case off.
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    Please Show the Most Recent Addition to Your Collection

    Very nice watch, love thise hands and movement looks pristine.
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    Please Show the Most Recent Addition to Your Collection

    Ahhh a Varitas, very nice addition.
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    Please Show the Most Recent Addition to Your Collection

    Here's my latest addition. Seth Thomas Bismark 18s hunter 11j S/W L/S S/N 86405 Model 2 Grade 156 Nickel 3/4 plate sketetonized movement with original marked Bismark dial.
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    Seth Thomas Bismark

    Hi Joe, Thanks for the info. I too am very impressed with Erics work and passion for his craft. Very glad Musicguy, steered me to him for my repair needs. I have spoken to Eric a few times and he has always taken time out of his busy schedule to keep me informed on repairs and questions I...
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    Seth Thomas Bismark

    Hi Steve, That is the exact watch. I just bought it yesterday and it should arrive by Saturday or Monday at the latest. It is only an 11 jewel but ALL original and shows no wear. I just couldnt resist purchasing it. Spoke to Eric at Timekeepers today ,he has seen only a few recorded Bismarks and...
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    Seth Thomas Bismark

    Hi everyone, I just purchased another really nice piece for my collection which seems to defy the books and databases that I have used to look it up. What I have is a Seth Thomas 18s SW LS Nickel 3/4 sketetonized plate, hunter case, with Bismark written on the dial and on the movement.S/N 86405...
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    Liquidating part of a collection

    Lee, There are other options. One would be to sell to other collectors. This would ensure that your collection would not be scrapped out and reduced to parts. There is a very reputable and talented member of the NAWCC who sells on consignment through his website and is a very talented watchmaker...
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    Show Your Roy Cases

    Wow, great picture of the booth. Pat, would you believe I actually have an identical table to the one in that circular. It was called a side table in the day, was constructed of mahogany with carved very ornate legs and side pannels trimed in a gilt finish to highlight the carved features. The...
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    Show Your Roy Cases

    Hi everyone, While browsing through the informational threads on case makers I was able to look up information from a casemaker in my home town of Brooklyn NY. The company name was Roy and was known to have very exquisitly engraved cases . Unfortunately the black and white photos do not do...

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