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    Pierce 130 and 134

    Streetsnake, There is some damage in your movement but it generally appears to be in decent condition. One column is broken off of your column wheel so that part will need to be replaced. In addition, on the dial side you are missing the floating canon pinion and the hour wheel. The floating...
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    Waltham Chronograph Identification

    The jewel count on the simple Waltham chronographs is actually 14, 7 plus 3 1/2 pairs. There are two configurations of jeweling - the first is jeweled 7 jewels plus jewels top and bottom on the pallet fork, escape, and 4th wheels with 1 jewel on top of the chronograph wheel. The second type has...
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    New York Standard Watch Company

    Nathan, In answer to your questions: #3313898: this movement has no dial and, upon closer examination, is # 3313698. Sorry - I was working too quickly! #7861036: this one does have a Wilton dial (picture below) #8100393: no dial #3256220: no dial and no marking on movement other than the...
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    New York Standard Watch Company

    Nathan, Here are my last New York Standards - two complete chronographs and 2 parts movements. Interestingly, the 16 size parts movement does not have a serial number on either side of the movement. I hope that these pictures are useful to you. Good luck with your project! Jeff Grieff
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    New York Standard Watch Company

    Nathan, Here are the movements from my movement boneyard: I have more chronographs movements still to come. Jeff Grieff
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    New York Standard Watch Company

    Here are a few chronos to add to the mix. The first one (16 size 7 jewel) is # GG018567. The second ( 16 size Dan Patch) is # GCC006971, The third (18 size 7 jewel) is # 5508121. The last one (16 size Excelsior 15 jewel) is # 252552. I have more chronographs squirreled away but these were the...
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    Who made this double dial chronograph?

    Enrico, Thanks for your quick reply. I'll research Droz and Perret further to see what I can find. Thanks again for the information. Jeff
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    Who made this double dial chronograph?

    I recently picked up a new restoration project and need some help identifying the maker of this movement. The chronograph dial is marked "Humbert Ramuz and Co" but every other watch that I see online branded in this way is a high quality chronograph or repeater in a gold case. This is clearly a...
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    Robert Roskell Numbers File.

    Allan, I also have a number of Massey escapement watches with 30 tooth escape wheels but I am intrigued by your comment about not having a 15 second dial. Were watches with 30 tooth escape wheels ever originally sold with 60 second bit dials? I have some and have seen many more for sale. I...
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    George Prior

    Bob, I'm sorry - I should have included a picture of the dial. The dial on my watch is a standard George Prior dial with his name written out in full. Jeff Grieff
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    George Prior

    To add to the evidence of an English origin for your George Prior watch - here is a Prior in a silver hallmarked case marked IR with a triangle. The movement is an original Prior (as far as I know) so John Richards clearly was used by the Priors for cases. Jeff Grieff
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    unusually counterpoised pallet fork

    Thank you, sternerp, for sharing your oddly counterpoised levers and Enrico for the great pictures of pallets. Watch manufacturers have certainly been creative over the years. I'm wondering whether my pallet fork was an attempt to reproduce a company trademark. I spent some time looking at...
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    unusually counterpoised pallet fork

    I have been spending some time recently going through my drawers of miscellaneous Swiss movements trying to organize and identify them. I stumbled onto one movement with a unique pallet fork and unusual overcoil. I have seem many counterpoised forks in my career but never one like this. This is...
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    Three Liverpool exports to New England, ca 1850

    Thank you, John and Graham, for your assistance with my watch. It sounds like I need to add one more book to my library! Jeff Grieff
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    Three Liverpool exports to New England, ca 1850

    John M., Thank you for the detailed information on the case maker. I do have one more question about the case of this "Beet and Co." watch. The pendant of this case is stamped with other initials. Would there be more than one maker involved in the manufacturing of this case? Jeff Grieff
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    Three Liverpool exports to New England, ca 1850

    And yet here is a Massey 1 from my collection with a very ordinary balance cock. It is signed by a London maker so perhaps that is why this style of cock was used. I will check out the thread on identifying watches with Massey escapements. Thanks for the reference. Jeff Grieff
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    Three Liverpool exports to New England, ca 1850

    John, I'm so glad that you added these pictures since it brought this thread to the top. I have only been reading the forum for the last few months so I missed this when it originally appeared. Fascinating topic! I have one watch to add that is also very similar to the watches under discussion...
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    Robert Roskell Numbers File.

    Allan, So to find some form of clarity about my mystery movement I decided to disassemble it looking for markings or hidden serial numbers. I found nothing except fairly definitive proof that this barrel bridge is a replacement. The large barrel bushing installed in the bridge appears to have...
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    Robert Roskell Numbers File.

    A number of months ago on this thread the discussion turned to "nearly Roskell" watches - watches made by Roskell for other makers/jewelers. How does one detect these hidden Roskells? What features do you use to recognize Roskell's hand in the manufacturing? For example I have this movement...
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    Fusee vibrational amplitudes

    Chris, Thanks for your response. 220 degrees in vertical positions seems like an achievable goal. I appreciate your input. Jeff Grieff

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