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Trying to follow this. Great thread. Amazing talents discussing this. I have soooo many questions I would like to ask. But not being a mechanic I...
I am not shy about this subject. No denigration meant to anyone on this board, but IMO there is generally WAY too much "Echo-chamber research" on...
Hey Rhett. A question... is the B&W photo of prototypes from the Hamiltons factory or from Arbib's stuff?
Nice! Don't wear it golfing!
yes... the tricolor palette bridge...
Some of my internal letterd from the ball family indicated that they swapped out escapements sometimes as many as three or four times on watches...
I have written articles about some of the positives of the "internet" on watch collecting. I remember vividly trying to sell or trade a...
This will take some convincing. Tell me more. That mark is familiar an typically from later cases I thought.
never knew that. not arguing... learning.. can I have your source for that info?
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Keith, your case is much later than 1855 no?
On these Swiss cased English knock-off's I suspect that the movement was shipped as a "ready to case" item with inner ring and metal dust cover...
great point. Let us put this correctly"Conventional wisdom dictates" and "Current thinking indicates" that eagle marked cases are made in America....
oops mybad... my pic of the "train" he "choo choo train" :) the locomotive did not load.
Baschsmid? I have seen some co-branded watches marked BAshsmid ORION. Same?
here is a Polhamus case.... beesley.... what date is the type of train?
here is a "non-Beesley" (swiss) biut with sold gold case (metal dust cover) with cool American made Eagle case marks.[ATTACH]
wow dr. jon. any speculation on wh owned it? Any initials or inscription? Made for the centennial maybe? Coool!
oh thanks a lot Keith. Now I have gone down a 2 hour rabbit-hole in search of this maker JF. Sure looks American to me....But no luck yet
your watch is a nice one and very very early. I have owned a zillion Peoria watches and used to do a TON of research on them. I have not done any...