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    Civil War Presentation Wm. Ellery to 5th U.S. Colored Cavalry officer

    What I meant by inferior, was that the firearm would be of little use for a mounted cavalry tooper, rather than being equipped with a carbine. I'm not sure how a mounted soldier would be able to balance himself and shoot a nearly 5ft long rifle from the top of a galloping horse. The Enfield...
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    Civil War Presentation Wm. Ellery to 5th U.S. Colored Cavalry officer

    Thanks Rob, was a typo. Thanks for bringing that to my attention.
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    Civil War Presentation Wm. Ellery to 5th U.S. Colored Cavalry officer

    I know there are some out there who collect these presentation watches, and I thought I would share this one with you. This is a recent find of mine that has particular history, confined to only a few regiments in the civil war. I did not know african-american cavalry units existed until...
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    Civil War Presentation to 1st Medal Of Honor Combat Recipient

    Thanks for all input. Greatly appreciated. I think I will leave this one alone. Robert
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    Civil War Presentation to 1st Medal Of Honor Combat Recipient

    I currently don't have any photos of the movement
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    Civil War Presentation to 1st Medal Of Honor Combat Recipient

    Hello All: Need some advice on this Civil War presentation watch. This soldier, Charles Henry Tompkins, was a recipient of the medal of honor for his heroic actions at the Battle of Fairfax Courthouse in 1861. He enlisted as a 2nd Lt. in 1861 with the 2nd US infantry, and rose up the ranks...
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    Need Josh Johnson watch repaired

    Looking for a reputable person to do a repair on. Joseph Johnson watch I recently acquired. Looks like the fusee chain came off from the cone. I don't think it is broken, but I could be wrong. Looks like a good bit of it is still wound around the barrell. The mainspring is good. It will run...
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    1863 vs. 1866 Appleton Tracy 18s 15 j movement

    Clint I do believe the plates were polished at some time. The regulator is bent, I believe the (4th wheel?)where the second hands stem comes out is broken loose. I think the balance is good. May have other issues internally. Missing hands as well. I already replaced the crystaI. I knew this...
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    1863 vs. 1866 Appleton Tracy 18s 15 j movement

    Here's a photo of the movement. I haven't got it back from Chris Abel of Abel watch repair yet...
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    1863 vs. 1866 Appleton Tracy 18s 15 j movement

    Here is a couple of photos of the watch case and movement. I would love to get this fixed. Any suggestions for a top notch CW repairman would be greatly appreciated.... The watch was given to John Linsday by a fairly famous Chaplain in the 8th Indiana by the name of A S Lakin (Chaplain of the...
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    1863 vs. 1866 Appleton Tracy 18s 15 j movement

    I will try and get a photo on here this evening. This watch had showed up on ebay a couple of months ago. It had a presentation on the cuvette. What drew my attention was the person it was presented to had the same last name of my wife's maiden name before I married her. The last name is...
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    1863 vs. 1866 Appleton Tracy 18s 15 j movement

    Hello everyone: I recently inherited an 1857 model 15 Jewel Appleton Tracy and Co. Model Made in 1863. I took it to a knowledgeable watch repairman here in Texas and he took it apart and said it had too many issues to repair. I have found a junker 1866 model A T & Co. with a good balance that I...
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    CW Presentation Watch to Benjamin Holt Ticknor 1863

    Clint, if I can make the trip up there this Summer, I certainly would consider displaying the Wagoner watch with the Palmer watch. I will have to see how things go. Search the William Wagoner post from last year. You did have some comments on the post. (Or is it Wagner LOL...) anyhow, was...
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    CW Presentation Watch to Benjamin Holt Ticknor 1863

    Thanks for the kind words Clint, and from everyone with a reply. I saw your post about the Palmer watch last year. I haven't been on the forum for sometime. Really nice catch there. As you know, I have his Major's watch that I posted on last year. They were very close friends and Colonel...
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    Returning Presentation Watches to Family...

    Lee, not to say the clock market. I use to own over 200 clocks, have have down sized to about 100. I know when I sold them, I took a pretty goid hit on them collectively. I use to be a NAWCC member, and got out about 8 years ago. Most people were bringing their junk to the marts trying to...

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