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  1. Mikie T

    Can y'all help me with this Elgin?

    Just for the record, now that I have this watch in hand... The serial number is indeed 322011......GR69, 15Jewel, 1875 according to Mr. Schlitt's website. And here is a better picture of the movement showing the SN. Mike (needs a good cleaning too)
  2. Mikie T

    Can y'all help me with this Elgin?

    WOW... so much smoke and mirrors. Very interesting indeed! Thanks for digging that up Kent! Mike
  3. Mikie T

    Can y'all help me with this Elgin?

    I see..... SO.... there is a BW Raymond grade and a Grade 69 that might be marked BW Raymond. Parts will exchange....hmmmmmmmmm. Even though some of the grade 69's have "BW Raymond" on the top plate, they are NOT BW Raymond GRADE. Nice move Elgin.... a marketing ploy.
  4. Mikie T

    Can y'all help me with this Elgin?

    WOW.... excellent information! Thanks so much! Mike
  5. Mikie T

    Can y'all help me with this Elgin?

    SO..... these 2 - GR 69's are really different movements. I suppose they should have ACTUALLY been classified as 2 different grades. Jewel settings are different, barrel bridge is different. I know Elgin did some crazy things without explanation but still....... Your GR 69 with a BW Raymond...
  6. Mikie T

    Can y'all help me with this Elgin?

    I don't want to be argumentative.... (just trying to understand) Why would your watch movement you are referring to simply as the "grade 69" still have BW Raymond on the plate? ( I guess some do and some don't) Is it that the "official" BW Raymond movement was considered a "railroad grade"...
  7. Mikie T

    Can y'all help me with this Elgin?

    Hello All..... I have been absent for a while. I hope everyone has been doing well. I won this one on the bay yesterday and I am trying to figure out exactly what it is. The SN listed in the description is 322011.... Well, when I look the SN up I see this..... Serial Number SN Range Quanty...
  8. Mikie T

    My early, "possible rail road watches"

    Yes it is... I was lucky to find it. Thanks! Mike
  9. Mikie T

    My early, "possible rail road watches"

    Late to the party.... but....I have one that is right close in that run..... How about 184012 Mike
  10. Mikie T

    Pocket Watch guy but a Newbee to clocks....HELP PLEASE

    Good point...... I think we will enjoy the chime.
  11. Mikie T

    Pocket Watch guy but a Newbee to clocks....HELP PLEASE

    10-4.... Thanks for pointing that out. My wife will just have to hear my clock chime and strike.....LOL. I love to hear these clocks chime. But who knows, after I listen to the same thing week after week, I might have a different attitude....LOL. Mike
  12. Mikie T

    Pocket Watch guy but a Newbee to clocks....HELP PLEASE

    Looking back at my first pics from above I see there is a set of slots in the seat board where the movement bolts down. The front of the case will not completely close right now so the latch will not catch. It appears there is an exact spot where the dial needs to enter a cut-out in the wood on...
  13. Mikie T

    Pocket Watch guy but a Newbee to clocks....HELP PLEASE

    Actually I did get everything straight last evening when I hung the clock on my wall. The string is a bit short but it isn't wrapped up in the hammers. That was one of the first things I checked. I will probably have to take out the movement to see what is keeping the chime and strike from...
  14. Mikie T

    Pocket Watch guy but a Newbee to clocks....HELP PLEASE

    Actually... same for me. I don't quite understand the function of the string as a prevention for keeping the chime hammers from operating. I watched the the way the lever would pull the hammers back when the string was pulled...BUT when you release the string, the hammers go right back to the...
  15. Mikie T

    Pocket Watch guy but a Newbee to clocks....HELP PLEASE

    Good deal... I will go have a look. I need to make a few tools so I am sure that will be covered too. Mike
  16. Mikie T

    Pocket Watch guy but a Newbee to clocks....HELP PLEASE

    OK.... so that explains why the the barrel on the right is fully wound. Because there is something about the mechanism that is not allowing the chime to operate. Therefore, without the chime operating, the strike will not operate either. Very good points you are bringing up...THANKS!! I am...
  17. Mikie T

    Pocket Watch guy but a Newbee to clocks....HELP PLEASE

    Thanks for those tips! Ah ha, I didn't think I was underestimating the complexity of the movement. Thanks for pointing out that this is a 3 train movement. There are lots more wheels in there than a watch...LOL. SO.... each spring barrel runs a different train. I guess that means only one will...
  18. Mikie T

    Pocket Watch guy but a Newbee to clocks....HELP PLEASE

    Hello all... I have been collecting and doing basic repair on pocket watches for years. BUT, looking inside the works of a clock is a bit intimidating to me. SO.... with that said, onward to my project.... I recently found this old(?) German clock at the antique store. It runs great and keeps...
  19. Mikie T

    Most Unusual American Pocket Watches

    Well, my most unusual is this Grade 389 Elgin Father Time with gilded parts on the movement. There is less than a dozen of these that are known to exist and nobody seems to know WHY they were produced. There has been speculation but nobody really knows why.
  20. Mikie T

    American PW Repeater mechanism - Is a lot missing here?

    LOL..... Yes, Mr Watkins indeed!
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