At the most recent meeting of Chapter 52, the widow of a member walked in with two Dudley watches. They appear to be oiginal and
complete. We know that the watches have a good value, but we know nothing else about them.
Due to poor estate planning the entire estate is stuck in probate court...
When Powell explored the Grand Canyon he carried four chronometers down the Colorado River. Is there any record of the instruments
by type or name? Might the USGS have such records if they exist?
I have a verge fusee by John Symonds of Reepham, Norfolk. The pair cases are marked for for Edward
Hickman of Coventry. The case is marked for London, 1787 with George III looking right. Priestley shows
Hickman on cases marked for London, Birmingham and Chester. How common is it for a case maker...
I am looking at a Swiss watch marketed in the USA by Oskamp. The dial is marked C. Oskamp,
Cincinnati. The inside of the front cover has presentation date of 1877 and a makers mark C.O in a small
rectangle, warranted 18K.
The dust cover is marked as follows: straight line lever, full jeweled...
I have a Russian chronometer that will not run. I have not wound since it was moved and was jolted during the move. I decided to wind it and found it was not working. The balance was not corked when moved.
The balance swings freely and no ticking sound is heard. The balance staff appears to be...
I just received my copy Betts' book The Marine Chronometers at Greenwich. Very heavy and thick book.
I have only glanced at it, but it is beautiful. It will have to be read on a flat surface. It is pricey, and Amazon's
price is $175.
Has anyone else seen it yet?
I own #17658 which would date to about 1946. I found it in a box with only one lid. That is the way this box was
made. It never was a two lid box. When did Mercer switch away from the traditional two lid boxes?
I also would like to know how many jewels Mercer used.
I am sitting here looking at movement from a Whiting long case clock. The dial found with the clock is very
typical of most other Whiting dials with two winding holes. However, I can't see where this movement
ever had two winding arbors. I am not a clock guy, so what am I missing?
I own 990 302212 which dates to 1903. Previous discussions say that the 990 had a double roller and a gold train. Lasser's list shows this number as a single
roller,and I can see no gold train on this watch. The movement is unmarked as to grade and just has adjusted on the balance cock. The four...