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    B Fitts Holliston Mass #3 verge fusee

    Pictures of D B Fitts #3
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    B Fitts Holliston Mass #3 verge fusee

    D B Fitts Holliston Mass movement case hallmarked 1833 - A watchmaker in his own shop in Holliston until 1838 - later worked for Edward Howard Clock factory Roxbury & early Waltham Companies leading to Waltham & then Waltham - Fitt's Pat reverse center pinion is his This was briefly discussed...
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    Tudor Oyster & Tudor Oyster Air Tiger

    I wasn't sure if they had enough value that it made any difference - hope grandkids keep them awhile anyway Not sure they'd appreciate them as they are ?
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    Waltham Vanguard decimal time

    Certainly could be a factory or watchmaker piece - I've shown before my Waltham KW that runs backwards with factory fired backward dial ( not under the dial reverse as some later were done)
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    Tudor Oyster & Tudor Oyster Air Tiger

    I thought the pictures were there the 1st time ?? Guess not
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    Tudor Oyster & Tudor Oyster Air Tiger

    I was wondering if these dials should be refinished - not planning to sell - will be grand kids gifts - Black dial Air King can barely be read with a loupe - Who is doing a really good job refinishing these dials ? Costs ? Bob
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    Franck Muller Crazy Hours -- Replica ?

    I assume this is a Replica - - movement runs awhile & stops - is a replacement movement available ( likely less than repairing) Your opinion & information would be appreciated ?
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    Is anyone familiar with Richard A. Olson auction for Pocket watches

    I have purchased some from them with no problems - not sold with tham
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    What Are the Rarest Watches in Your American Collections?

    Neat movement with hard to find regulator on the 10 sizes. Regulator typically found on higher grade 3/4 plates & 16 sizes Bob
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    USWCo Marion NJ prices in Salisbury Bros & Co Providence R I small Catalogue

    Rob They were manufacturers - dealers - mostly listed gold filled - plate & silver - & etc pins, setts, watch cases & discuss American watches ( but no others named) list chains - bracelets - necklaces - charms, diamonds - rings - watch keys - buttons - GF pencil - It shows the Marions &...
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    What Are the Rarest Watches in Your American Collections?

    Another USWCo Marion : George Washington Exhibition Watch Philadelphia 1876 & Philadelphia dial in 18K hunter case - only other one like this that is listed is ser# 22432 - Gene Fuller's article was in Oct 1977 Bulletin MY watch came from England in 1980's or so - A Englishman from a mart ad...
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    USWCo Marion NJ prices in Salisbury Bros & Co Providence R I small Catalogue

    Had this a long time & just ran across it again. Salisbury Bros & Co Catalogue No 79 has an ad for George Channing & Edwin Rollo United States Watch Co Marion NJ watches for sale
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    What Are the Rarest Watches in Your American Collections?

    I'm not sure if it winds backward - haven't had it out in a long time & I'm not where it is now. - Had it apart many yrs ago to check if reverse was done under the dial & it wasn't ! - showed this at a show many yrs ago & like Rick many had a hard time until I pointed out it's backward numbers (...
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    What Are the Rarest Watches in Your American Collections?

    Two others - Unique Empire City Watch Co dialed USWCo Marion & likely one off Early model 57 Waltham (factory Employee ?) made to run backwards thru the train wheels
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    What Are the Rarest Watches in Your American Collections?

    Rare United States Watch Co model USWCo Marion NJ - 19J Raised gold jewel settings - Breguet hairspring - Lord's Prayer in seconds bit - 18K button set USWCo hunter case -- not many of these very expensive watches made in it's day

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