When I originally got this watch I didn't notice the weird overlay of marks found on the inside of the case back. You have "14kt. Gold Filled" But then if you look a little more carefully you see a sunken 14k above in an oval and then another 14k stamped right across the curved 'Watch' in Star...
Thanks for responding! I get what you are saying about the transitional period and Howard attempting to comply. I gather there are a number of watches with similar conflicted natures...
This one is pendant set.
Could be an interesting focus for a collector. These differently marked...
Not sure what to make of this watch - not an expert on these. But it seems like it has elements of Series 2 but has some markings that seem inconsistent. Marked No. 9 and also Adjusted to 3 positions. This is in a 14k solid gold original case.
I came into one of these Marv-L winders - I think Model B. If i read it right. Are these good winders? Hard to find? The little info I can find suggests these were made by a collector awhile back. Info would be great.
This is from the pillar plate of a high grade cylinder movement which is housed in an ornate 18k case. It's a beautiful watch but I'm trying to figure out who made the movement. Any ideas? P. J with some other small symbol.
This hairspring has an issue as seen - where it would go through regulator pins and then on to the stud. Difficult to straighten out? It is from an older chronograph movement - wristwatch size. When in the watch it is not centered and the hairspring seems pushed more to one side.
Thanks for any...
I believe this movement comes out the back of the case (judging from others I've messed with). But this thing won't budge. I've gotten case screws out. I've tried pushing on both sides and wiggling it or turning it. Nothing! Anyone else have this happen? Ideas?
Thanks guys. I went to the BBB site for Canada but this auction house did not come up when I plugged in the details. Good call on the licensing authority - I will check on that. Mainly I want to get the word out on them..."buyer beware".
I won a Zenith 18k pocket watch from Coach House Auction in Canada for 425 CAD. On hibid.com. I was excited. Then the owner of the auction house called me and said he couldn't sell it to me for that but I could have it for 1400 CAD. I said no.
What do you members feel about that kind of...