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    Chronometry: Marine: US Maritime Commission purchased Hamilton Model 21 Chronometers

    Thanks for the info. I had not thought of the museum's. More research to do, I like it.
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    Chronometry: Marine: US Maritime Commission purchased Hamilton Model 21 Chronometers

    I got mine from a collector out of Illinois that was/is downsizing his collection. I have found it difficult to obtain purchase/service/allocation information on the US Maritime Commission Model 21s (other then what little Whitney has written).
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    Chronometry: Marine: US Maritime Commission purchased Hamilton Model 21 Chronometers

    Being relatively new to the world of Chronometer collecting I recently acquired a US Maritime Commission labeled Hamilton Model 21. I have some questions about the handling of them when it came time for servicing, repairs, and assignment to ships. Were the Maritime Commission Chronometers...
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    Please Show the Most Recent Addition to Your EUROPEAN (and UK) Collection

    My latest addition will satisfy both the European and UK requirements. It is a Zenith initially used as a British HS3 Deck Watch and then reclassified/redesignated and redialed for use in a shipyards 'Work Study' program.
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    Do you still have the first pocket watch you collected?

    The wonderful engineering of time pieces is what started my desire to collect. I also had (and still do) an affinity to American made watches. Due to my meager means I started with what I could afford and that was pre 1890, 18S, 7-11J, KWKS, OF, what I called the working man's watch. I ended up...
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    What are YOU wearing today? Please share!

    Wearing my Poljot, signal model w/ alarm. Acquired it a few years ago mainly because it was so clean. To my delight it keeps excellent time and the alarm works great.
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    What are YOU wearing today? Please share!

    My 1941 Hamilton Essex with the coral gold case. One of my favorites but for some reason it does not make it in the rotation much. I think it is the band, not very comfortable (I know, change the band to something better).
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    What are YOU wearing today? Please share!

    1950s Helbros, always liked the two toned dial.
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    American PW Waltham mil timer jetterbug movement

    Thanks for the info. It appears that tab does attempt to give the balance wheel a nudge in the Start cycle but not enough to get it started. I guess that could mean the tab is out of alignment, or the tab is bent, or the small teeth on the rim of the balance wheel are worn down, or some other...
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    American PW Waltham mil timer jetterbug movement

    Thanks for the response Randy. After about 50 Start, Stop, Reset sequences, it will only run in the Start sequence, and it requires a physical nudge to get started. Feeling a little foolish, after about the 45th run I did notice (under a loop) a small arm/tab that does contact the balance wheel...
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    American PW Waltham mil timer jetterbug movement

    Just acquired a Waltham mil time with a jetterbug movement/balance. The watch runs great, keeps time, stops and resets to zero correctly. The issue is that the movement requires a physical nudge to the balance to get started. My question is does the Waltham time supposed to run continuously like...
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    What are YOU wearing today? Please share!

    Just got my 1970s Heuer back from being serviced. Missed having it on my wrist.
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    CL Thiery case

    I saw this thread and found it of interest. I know very little about case makers but I have a C L Thiery that has always intrigued me because of all the stamps and hallmarks. It houses a Newark (Edward Biven) movement. Any information would be great.
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    Post some of your Coin silver pocket watch cases

    A ten sided "Warranted F.M. coin silver" housing a Tremont.
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    1823 James SCOTT & Son Dublin MASSEY II fusee #5080

    Thank you John for the additional info, I am a nerd for the details. I have always had trouble interpreting the writings on watches when they used the fancy script.

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