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    Interesting "Waterproof" Watch case by Id Watch Case Company Mercury Watch

    I just got this case in a lot. This one caught my eye because it is marked Waterproof and the case was unlike any I had seen. I could only see the watch from the top in the auction. Now that I have got it, I still am not sure what it is. I think it is likely a prototype that was never made. It...
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    Gallet Electa Laforge & Valentine Lifetime Series Pocket watch 23 jewels

    This site mentions the Lifetime Series by Electra for Macy's New York. Gallet Watches (masterhorologer.com)
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    Gallet Electa Laforge & Valentine Lifetime Series Pocket watch 23 jewels

    I have seen a little info about Electa and read some on David Boettcher’s website www.vintagewatchstraps.com. Does anyone know any more about this high grade movement? Here is another thread here: Swiss movement, help with manufacturer? | NAWCC Forums It is very nice, but I believe it is a...
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    A little oddball watch Time-O-Phone

    The indicator seems to start working when the watch is wound by the crown. I have to let it work all the way down before I try to just wind it by the back.
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    A little oddball watch Time-O-Phone

    So, what does the winding in the back do? I guess you would connect it to the rotor so when you dial it winds it. It would wind on the recoil since it is counter clockwise. Is it just an additional wind to the watch?
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    A little oddball watch Time-O-Phone

    I am posting this here, because it is closest in size to a wristwatch. I'm not sure how to take it apart. It has a manual wind movement and sets and winds through the stem. The meter on the left side of the dial is a 0-12 minute scale. I assume this is used to record phone length for a pay...
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    Identify movement marked J.B Cx on dial side

    This is a pretty nice quality cylinder pocket watch movement with a friction fit dial. It is marked with a J.B Cx on the back. I assume Cx may be like Cie, but I haven't seen this before.
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    Did Baume Mercier make these or have them made?

    The Patek Philippe caliber in the above link is 17" 140 from the 1930s to 1960s.
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    Did Baume Mercier make these or have them made?

    Not the same, but very similar. Maybe the same ebauche maker? This is a link to a closed auction: Aspire Auctions
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    Did Baume Mercier make these or have them made?

    On their website in the History section, it talks about Baume and Mercier receiving the Geneva Seal (Poincon) in the 1920s. This is a nice movement with the Poincon marks, but I can't find a similarly marked B&M. It has a lot of similarities to some Meylan and IWC movements. Anyone know more...
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    Croton Aquamedico with unusual dial

    I had looked at Mikrolisk, but I don't think they are the same R. Maybe the design changed over time, but the R doesn't look the same to me.
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    Croton Aquamedico with unusual dial

    Yes, it is definitely a Croton Aquamedico. I have a few other examples, but this one is odd. I am trying to figure out what the R stands for.
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    Croton Aquamedico with unusual dial

    I've had this for a while and always wondered what the story is behind the dial It doesn't say Croton at all, it simply has a fancy script capital R then the Aqua Medico. It has a marked movement and back, but the dial is strange. Anyone have a theory or have seen one like this before?
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    Made special by Illinois Watch Company

    Wow, cool stuff guys. I really appreciate the info!
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    Made special by Illinois Watch Company

    The plate design on this struck me as odd and it didn't come with a dial. When I searched the pocket watch database, this seems like an ordinary movement, but the curve under the name plate is odd and it is labeled made special by Illinois. On the database page there happens to be a bankers box...

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