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    Geoffrey Beene Pocket Watch

    So I got a Geoffrey Beene pocket watch from my mother-in-law for Christmas. Geoffrey Beene is actually a fashion clothing brand who's sister brands include Van Husen, Calvin Klein and the like. They sell watches at Kohl's, Macy's, and Wal-Mart. I appears that they don't market pocket watches...
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    Ultrasonic and Ionic Cleaner Question

    Newbie here with a probably dumb question although I don't think it was ever discussed here: I was thinking of investing in a small hobbyist watch parts cleaner with the proper solutions and my question is about the fumes produced from the solutions and operating the machine. Is proper...
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    "Electronic" Pocket Watches

    My new pocket watch is a Charles Hubert Paris #3939 (Quartz Movement) I received as an anniversary gift back in May and it keeps amazing time. After three months so far it's spot on. I do have a small collection of a half-dozen pocket and pendent watches I was just curious about acquiring one...
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    Do you still have the first pocket watch you collected?

    Interesting thread. My first pocket watch I acquired as a teenager sometime in the late seventies and I can't remember if I bought it myself or if it was gifted to me. I don't remember the brand or anything like that but the watch was actually horrible in quality. It had a hunter case (which I...
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    "Electronic" Pocket Watches

    Is there such a thing? I know this sounds like a crazy question but I was wondering if there are pocket watches with the tuning fork technology like the Bulova Accutron. The reason I'm asking is because I started a collection of pocket watches but they are all mid-century modern and up rather...
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    Workspace size?

    Beautiful workbench, Randy! New forum member here, just joined today. I'm just getting started in horology as an interesting hobby as I approach my retirement years. As far as workbenches go, I'm in the process of building one myself from reclaimed wood. I work for a steel and iron service...

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