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    John Wesley Powell

    When Powell explored the Grand Canyon he carried four chronometers down the Colorado River. Is there any record of the instruments by type or name? Might the USGS have such records if they exist? Jerry Freedman
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    E. Howard size N

    I don't have any pictures of my Series 4 Howard. I have some problems with my camera. I am not comfortable with taking the movement out of the case myself. I' see what I can do. Jerry Freedman
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    A clock on Pawn Stars

    They repair all sorts of items, including clocks and watches.
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    A clock on Pawn Stars

    Has anyone watched The Repair Shop on Netflix? Give it a try. Jerry Freedman
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    Elgin 155

    The old Roy Ehrhardt Elgin guide shows model 155 as a 3/4 plate watch. On page 110. On page 113 it it is a three finger movement. Misprint? Jerry Freedman
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    Rare experimental free-sprung Waltham Model 1859 prototype movement

    Cutmore's The Pocket Watch Handbook has a good article on Morton's escapement. Page 156.
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    E Howard #124

    If any one has a 14K case like the one the watch was in, I'm interested. I want it for a 23J Waltham/Howard. I hope I'm not breaking any rules with this post. Jerry Freedman
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    NEEDED: an education on the Waltham model 1888

    Looking at model 88 #4145011, I see a difference in the train? bridge. This is cut straight across the long end. Others seem to be curved. Why the change? Jerry Freedman
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    E. Howard size N

    I own Howard #48980 Series IV. When I bought it some people said the case was not original. The reasons given were the very small gap around the plate and that Dueber never made cases for Howard. The case is an 18K hunting model. It shows no extra screw marks, and does not have a detent screw...
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    English Can you Identify this clock

    I am not a clock guy, but I have a pair cased watch by John Symonds of Reepham, Norfolk. The cases are hallmarked for London 1787.The case bears the duty mark. The maker appears to be Edlin Howard who registered his mark in 1772.
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    Jurgensen Bow Setting

    On a Jurgensen hunting case watch, could a ham handed individual depress the bow enough to damage the crystal?
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    Do you still have the first pocket watch you collected?

    My first buy was a Longines chronograph, caliber 19.73 in an 18K EF CO. case. I bought it from an estate in the seventies for $25. It still looks good.
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    Waltham Riverside Maximus — correct hands?

    Just to add one more. # 9502459 21J, skinny spade hands, seconds hand 2690. Dial has A.W.W. Co. above seconds bit. Case is 14K R&F.
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    Hamilton 992B information

    Are there any technical differences be tween the 992B and the Ball 999B? Jerry Freedman
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    Howard 23 jewel series o 16 size ?

    How many series 0 that are not marked series 0 or number 0?
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    Hallmark Question

    Thanks to all of you for taking the time to answer me. Jerry Freedman
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    Hallmark Question

    I have a verge fusee by John Symonds of Reepham, Norfolk. The pair cases are marked for for Edward Hickman of Coventry. The case is marked for London, 1787 with George III looking right. Priestley shows Hickman on cases marked for London, Birmingham and Chester. How common is it for a case maker...
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    Chronometry: Another Excellent Bulletin Article.

    Paul: If you have access to Bett's book about the chronometers at Greenwich, read pages 400 to 404 and 409 to 412. He writes about American producers of chronometers. He mentions two I never heard of before. John Glover and George Porter. He also talks about the Americans producing significant...
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    Chronometry: Another Excellent Bulletin Article.

    In the article, Burt quotes Whitney saying Negus and Bliss made complete chronometers in the United States. Has anyone ever seen one that was made without any imported parts? I know that my Negus #1957 (circa 1900) was made on a frame made by Joseph Preston in Prescot.
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    Arnold & Frodsham

    Since my JR Arnold Chas Frodsham watch was widely discussed in this thread, I am adding some additional information here. Last year I acquired an uncased JR Arnold Chas Frodsham movement. It is a smaller gilded 3/4 plate movement with a plain gold balance bearing serial number 16098. The...

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