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  1. Joe Blossic

    NEEDED: an education on the Waltham model 1888

    I too had a shaved M72 that was so well done that it wasn't until I was trying another M72 in the case that I found out. The CWC cases are more often seen on these. Another slight variation I ran into on a M72 is that an older gilt 16j was just a smidge thicker top to bottom that a newer 21j...
  2. Joe Blossic

    NEEDED: an education on the Waltham model 1888

    Also a lesson that one should not post late at night! Indeed a M72 snuck in there when i wasn't looking.
  3. Joe Blossic

    NEEDED: an education on the Waltham model 1888

    Here are a few quick cell phone snaps without touch up; bezels off. Sorry, early morning meeting :emoji_zzz:
  4. Joe Blossic

    NEEDED: an education on the Waltham model 1888

    Bezel off the 21j Riverside Maximus
  5. Joe Blossic

    NEEDED: an education on the Waltham model 1888

    Compared to a AWWCo Riverside, M88, 17j, circa 1900, OF
  6. Joe Blossic

    NEEDED: an education on the Waltham model 1888

    I have been told this is the correct dial for a M88 21j Riverside Maximus, circa 1896, HC
  7. Joe Blossic

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

    Thanks Cort, it is one that gets taken out for the day in the vest quite often and is a good timekeeper. I like that it can be shown off to people who ask about what is the chain without having to break a fingernail prying open the back.
  8. Joe Blossic

    Philadelphia, PA private labels

    Ethan did a post on J&S cases in 2006 that has a lot of beautiful examples. Jeannot & Shiebler Cases
  9. Joe Blossic

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

    From one of the first 5 watches I bought, came from Bila all the way down under. Circa 1880, Elgin Gr 86, M2, convertible in a beaded case with snap on covers.
  10. Joe Blossic

    Waltham Guru's--HELP!

    Kenny, if you adopt me, I won't care what Waltham you give me :chuckling:
  11. Joe Blossic

    Philadelphia, PA private labels

    Jerry, my two are - how appropriate - Philadelphia Watch Co., albeit technically still Swiss ;)
  12. Joe Blossic

    Philadelphia, PA private labels

    Bailey Banks & Biddle (BB&B - 1832-2009) was the largest in Philadelphia, on par with Tiffany's in NY and Shreve, Crump & Low in Boston. Detailed history on BB&B here --> Hagley Museum and Library: Bailey, Banks & Biddle records (2453) -- Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives...
  13. Joe Blossic

    Show us your locomotive cases

    Time I got onboard ..;
  14. Joe Blossic

    Please Show the Most Recent Addition to Your Collection

    Last found in the mailbox ... Circa 1887 Peoria Anti-Magnetic SN# 15201, 18S, 15J, Adjusted, HC, Lever Set
  15. Joe Blossic

    Please Show the Most Recent Addition to Your Collection

    Clint, I have an strong affinity for the renown jeweler Bailey, Banks & Biddle (BB&B), not only from living near Philadelphia but from some meaningful personal purchases as a young man. It is sad that a company on the level of Tiffany's from 1832 has ceased to exist, similar to what seems to be...
  16. Joe Blossic

    Dueber-Hampden Private Label Watches

    Does this one count? Circa 1882 Hampden, "Boston Watch Co", 15J, 18S, HC, s/n192029.(unusual regulator) Henry Burgell's Chp. 149 list has it as a Grade "Layfette", Model 2
  17. Joe Blossic

    Please Show the Most Recent Addition to Your Collection

    I did send it but it came back with a USPS stamp "Unable To Deliver" ;)
  18. Joe Blossic

    Vortic Watch Co Military Edition what do you think? plus lawsuit

    Ruling on a 5-year case found for Vortic, Sept. 11, 2020 Dropbox - Legal Documents - Simplify your life