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    Liquidating part of a collection

    Lee, There are other options. One would be to sell to other collectors. This would ensure that your collection would not be scrapped out and reduced to parts. There is a very reputable and talented member of the NAWCC who sells on consignment through his website and is a very talented watchmaker...
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    Show Your Roy Cases

    Wow, great picture of the booth. Pat, would you believe I actually have an identical table to the one in that circular. It was called a side table in the day, was constructed of mahogany with carved very ornate legs and side pannels trimed in a gilt finish to highlight the carved features. The...
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    Show Your Roy Cases

    Hi everyone, While browsing through the informational threads on case makers I was able to look up information from a casemaker in my home town of Brooklyn NY. The company name was Roy and was known to have very exquisitly engraved cases . Unfortunately the black and white photos do not do...
  4. J

    Here's my Crescent Streets

    And model 1892 ca 1902 S/N 115011894
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    Here's my Crescent Streets

    Next up model 1892 S/N 11002125 est production year 1901, case may be original and engraved Dec 25,1901 Harry C Ogg
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    Here's my Crescent Streets

    First up S/N 7786388 ca 1896 in what appears to be an original case with a snowflake pattern and 24hr Roman Numeral dial
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    Really good RR standard watches

    Rob, Were the Rail Roads pushing out models made just a couple of years earlier? My Elgin full plate 349 S/N 13633672 was produced in 1909, has 21j is OF lever set and adjusted to 5 positions, would this have been enough to meet the standard? Hi Rob, Any thoughts on why Elgin 349 movements...
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    Really good RR standard watches

    Hi Old Rookie, I am not an expert yet but in my opinion in addition to the Hamilton grades mentioned (which I have many). I highly recommend the Elgin 349, The Father Time, and Veritas models. All very accurate, all reasonably priced, all easy to get parts for, and all have really impressive...
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    Need Help From the Experts

    Greg, great information, I especially like your page showing the various types of watches available at the time I can see why on electrified trains why an antimagnetic watch would be desireable but the statement at the bottom of the page saying watches were "ruined" due to magnetism...
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    Need Help From the Experts

    Hi Terry, I'll try another pic of the page but all the movements look exactly the same and none appeared to have the,damaskeening as mine does. In addition, if anyone needs to see the A.C.B Jewelers Wholesale Price List on Trenton it is listed on the reverse with cronographs and cyclometers...
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    Need Help From the Experts

    Greg, great information thank you, James
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    Need Help From the Experts

    Thanks 179, any idea of a production number or date produced . I tried to read up on the brand but saw everything from it being swiss, an Elgin and Illinois in the mix. Even the jewelers circular really didnt give any clues from distinguishing one movement from another. Do you know where...
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    Need Help From the Experts

    While looking through display cased watches for a previous thread, I came across a Non-Magnetic Watch Company of America 18s that has me stumped. There is no mention of jewel count and I got it so long ago I have no idea of anything except a copy of The A C B Jewlers circular price list that was...
  14. J

    How about posting your glass back salesman/display cases with movement.

    Here are two of mine in display cases, First one is from the Non Magnetic Watch Co. And the second is a Rockford Tu Tone
  15. J

    What Are the Rarest Watches in Your American Collections?

    Well, here is the centerpiece of my collection. It may have been shown previously in another thread. Although I have no clue of number produced or if it is even one of the first sweep second Elgins. What I do know is it is from a run of experimental models from 1875 and is all original. The...
  16. J

    Waltham Vanguard 18s

    Hello, I was just curious after seeing a recent post on Waltham Vanguards, if any new examples have been added to your list. Thanks, James
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    What is a collectable pocket watch?

    Hi Old Rookie, There is some valuable insight from those that have posted from their prospective, but really it comes down to what you find of interest . Educate yourself, buy a book, look up production numbers, know what is original as opposed to what is a frankenwatch. If you know the...
  18. J

    An interesting find

    John, I'd love to see it. This might make for an interesting thread on "famous" watches then and now.
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    An interesting find

    While looking through the Ehrhart Meggers book on vintage watches I was admiring some really beautiful Waltham's when I stumbled across something that looked very familiar. In the book was a watch whos dial looked identical to one I own. Not only was the dial the same (most likely an O'Hara) the...
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    Request for Rockford Serial Numbers from 1-255,000 ( now expanded to 500,001)

    Jim, Sadly this is one of the ones I missed. With everything there are dips and highs. You are correct it is a buyers market right now but what an opportunity to jump in while prices are bargain basement low. I myself had picked up a similar Rockford model 1 marked EXTRA. Mine has the Hurd...

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