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    OREX Pocket watches?

    Hello Carl, Very nice watches! Could you post the dial side of them too please? Below are 3 advertisements from some old NZ newspapers for OREX pocket watches, dated 1900, 1906 and 1902. Interesting the "Just arrived from London" comment in the 2nd ad, I gather its worded like that to try and...
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    Please Show the Most Recent Addition to Your Collection

    Here's my latest, my first half hunter Waltham, Model 1884, Hillside, 13 jewel, and hall marked 1887. I'm very new to American pocket watches, my others are here (Except for a 1944 Railway grade Elgin) ...
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    OREX Pocket watches?

    Hello Carl, Thank you for your comments! That's a very nicely set out website you have there with a great collection of watches in both photos and period advertising. The OREX line of pocket watches seem to have been widely sold here in NZ back in the 1900's. Thank you again for your comments, Karl.
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    Lovely Ladies -- European

    Here's my modest (compared to others in this post) Ladies watch by C Mathey, Switzerland, and sold here in New Zealand by TR Proctor who was listed in local NZ newspapers as a Jeweler and Optician between the years of 1860 and 1880, Take care, Karl.
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    Question about a Moeris Skeleton Pocket watch,

    Hello everyone, Here's one of the first pocket watches I collected, its by Moeris and features a skeleton movement. I'm wondering if anyone can tell me what timeframe it would have been produced? I found some Wiki info online that stated Moeris produced some "Skeletonized pocket watches" after...
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    Who made my 8 day Cuckoo Clock? And any servicing tips please?

    Thanks Guys, I'll be sure to have a good look at the clocks pivots and also its bellows, plus the movement overall to see whether its worth going through or instead replacing. Any recommended online suppliers of parts for these? Thanks again, Karl.
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    OREX Pocket watches?

    Hello, I wonder if any member can help me with who the OREX brand was? I have 2 of their pin set watches from the same era (roughly between 1890 and 1910), the first marked J. E. Hood, Oamar, NZ, belonged to my Gt Grandfather who died in 1911. The J. E. Hood on the dial was a local watchmaker...
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    Who made my 8 day Cuckoo Clock? And any servicing tips please?

    Thank you Roughbarked, Willie X and Vernon, I'll pay close attention to those areas as I go through it, Cheers, Karl.
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    Who made my 8 day Cuckoo Clock? And any servicing tips please?

    Hello, I'm a Horology newbie, I have previously posted in the pocket watch forums but this is my first post here. I brought the pictured Cuckoo Clock sometime ago in going condition, however it was stopping from time to time and my plans are to clean and reoil the movement before using it. I do...
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    Waltham Model 1857 and 1883 watches (Pioneer case), and an early Elgin GM Wheeler watch,

    Hello, Today I thought I'd post 2 Waltham watches I have, and an early Elgin watch as well. I'm quite a newbie to this hobby and when I started collecting I figured after a time it might be a good thing to get an early Waltham and Elgin too as up to then most of my watches were English (as...
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    Manhattan Pocket Watch

    Hi Greg, Thank you for your comments! Unfortunately I'm not a member of the NAWCC so I'm unable to view the Manhattan Story you mentioned. I have small bits of information from ads of the day for these pocket watches and also some details gleamed from the very useful Pocket watch database...
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    Manhattan Pocket Watch

    Hello, Karl, here, I'm a newbie and have been posting the odd watch in the European Pocket watch section. Today I've attached some photos of a Manhattan watch I have, its a watch I don't know too much about, any comments about it would be gratefully received, Take care, Karl.
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    3 x Omega Pocket watches

    Thank you GG for posting the Calibre 39 pictures and the photos of your earlier Omega Chronograph, its a very nice piece! Interesting too the Chrono part being steel and the rest of the movement brass, as I had never really taken that in. I now need to get my watches back out and take a closer...
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    3 x Omega Pocket watches

    Thank you Captain Scarlet and Roughbarked, horology is a fairly new hobby to me so your posts are always gratefully received. Take care, Karl.
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    3 x Omega Pocket watches

    Hello All, I've posted a few pics of 3 Omega pocket watches that I have collected over the last while: 1.The first came from a friend of my wife's, her father arrived in New Zealand during the Second World War from Trondheim, Norway. The lady gave it to me after hearing of my interest in pocket...
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    Alpina pocket watch, date or movement details etc anyone?

    Very nice P/L, and quite a bit more upmarket than the one in my post above!
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    Help dating early J Watts of London paired case pocket watch?

    Thanks Agemo! I've added that site to my bookmarks, Take care, Karl.
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    C Nomlas (Colin Salmon), Dundee, paired case watch.

    Thanks for that Benjamin, its always interesting learning about these stories, I think Rentnow was a name I had read of that was once used by a watchmaker in reverse too? Take care, Karl.
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    Alpina pocket watch, date or movement details etc anyone?

    Thank you guys for all of your posted comments, they are all giving me a bit more of an idea of what I have here. Thank you too for the link to the Trademark site Roughbarked , I hadn't seen that site before. Take care, Karl
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    Alpina pocket watch, date or movement details etc anyone?

    Yes you're more than likely correct there, sorry I should have stated the link I pasted from the Ranfft website was to show its the best collection of information on Alpina movements I have found to date, not that I thought the Alpina 1109 calibre was the same as mine one. In saying that if...

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