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    Lion Watch Case

    Barry, would you post a picture?
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    24 hour canadian dials

    I had not realized the extent of R.E. Robbbin's involvement beyond his significance for the American Watch Company as owner and chief executive. Thank you, Kent, for the link and the documents. Jan
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    24 hour canadian dials

    Thank you, Greg. That would be appreciated.
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    24 hour canadian dials

    Thank you, Kent. This puts the availability of the Canadian Dial to at least as early as 1882. Interesting how the document is signed Robbins and Appleton two of the big players in the company's history. I wonder whether other companies were as early?
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    24 hour canadian dials

    Greg, do you have a reference for or link to the source of this quote? It would be much appreciated. Thank you, Jan
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    Ultrasonic Cleaning Method

    Kevin, have you tried it on watch movements? I notice that on the Deox product description no mention is made of its effectiveness on steel or stainless steel.
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    Ultrasonic Cleaning Method

    Thanks, Kevin, for giving me something to check out. I am less concerned about the economy than I am about the toxicity. So I will have a good look at Deox 007, as you suggest.
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    Ultrasonic Cleaning Method

    Do you dilute Simple Green? I picked up some Simple Green pro HD and was wondering how much I should dilute it to clean watch parts. I am trying to find a less toxic way.
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    Ultrasonic Cleaning Method

    I just picked up some Simple Green Pro HD with a view to using it to clean watch parts in my ultrasonic. Does any one have advice as to how much I should dilute it and any other ideas? Thank you
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    20 jewel, 20 Size Waltham

    Upon closer examination, I see that there is what appears to be a blued screw where I had assumed an upper jeweled pivot hole. Thanks for your sharper eye / far deeper knowledge, Clint.
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    20 jewel, 20 Size Waltham

    Ethan, has anyone looked to see whether your 1865 Model 1860 Appleton Tracy has a lower jeweled pivot hole for the vibrating hair spring stud?
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    20 jewel, 20 Size Waltham

    Awesome watch.... thanks for sharing. There are, of course, very few extant vibrating hair spring stud movements. Is it possible that these have not been looked at in the way you did, discovering the lower pivot jewel? Would it seem possible that if the company jeweled the top pivot, it would...
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    musicguy leaving

    I am often amazed at the breadth of knowledge which those who post here have. But even more so I am impressed with the ability among us to make fine subtle distinctions. Surely then, the distinction between abrasive and civil, if not friendly, discourse is readily within the capacity of all...
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    Sidewinder. Can you do it sideways?

    Keith, thanks for showing the two sidewinders. I had never seen one and had figured that "original" sidewinders were not so original. It leaves me with the question as to what application original sidewinders were designed for.
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    seeking info on early AT&Co PW

    I wish I had the items you are asking about. It would be interesting to be able to tease out how much of the BWC material was left after what Rice removed. Thanks for your work on the Model 57; I am currently in the middle of rereading it with a view to the chronology of the early serial numbers.
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    musicguy leaving

    Music Guy, among others, has been a friendly presence on the message board as well as one who contributed on matters interesting to me and certainly to many others. The loss of his participation is a shame. I am all for a well defined airing of differences in the pursuit of trying to come to a...
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    Waltham Vanguard 18s

    Interestingly, the source document shows 23 jewels. 19j in a Hunter Case may account for the degree of scarcity. Total production likely refers to the total of all 18s Vanguards produced.
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    Is this Waltham keywind dial original

    Thanks, Nick 23. Your watch was produced around the time of the International Convention on Time held in Washington. The extra dial was likely fitted on shortly thereafter, perhaps just after the watch was produced, and likely for someone who was in support of or saw the merits of the campaign...
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    Is this Waltham keywind dial original

    Nick 23, thanks for posting the pics. While I was aware of the changes to the dial face using the extra paper dial, I have never seen an actual watch with such an altered dial. The alteration of dials of existing watches to the 24 hour system by applying a paper dial was first proposed by Sir...
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    Dressing Screwdrivers

    Once again, thank you everyone. The links you posted, Graham, really illustrated what was explained. I am going to be working with older watches having finally set up a space for this and the beginnings of a work shop after a number of previous attempts to do so. It looks like I'm going to start...

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