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  1. kcran95

    Robinson Watch Found

    Thanks for the info, John. I did some digging through that thread, and I decided to do a bit of digging myself. I found a very interesting document on FindMyPast which I did not see mentioned elsewhere. I have my own theory of how my watch came to be, though I'm sure it's just a bit too...
  2. kcran95

    Robinson Watch Found

    Sorry for the delayed reply, I've become quite busy with all your suggested readings! I was able to contact a local watchmaker who has experience in the fusee lever watches who offered assistance. Thank you again, Graham, your replies are valued!
  3. kcran95

    Robinson Watch Found

    After perusing the thread about Tobias and Robinson, I'm trying to find the document everyone is referring to when they mention the proof found by Dr. Edidin. Does anyone have a copy of this or a link I can use?
  4. kcran95

    Robinson Watch Found

    Graham, Thank you for the detailed descriptions! I am surely going to be referencing your response when I begin to tinker with it. It is helpful to have some of the terminology down before speaking with experts to prevent being taken advantage of. I've heard of the rose engine, actually, but I...
  5. kcran95

    Robinson Watch Found

    Thank you, Graham! Your help has been very appreciated. I am putting together a document with all the theories and suggestions mentioned throughout the various sources I've compiled to help me get a bigger picture. I am dedicated to getting this put together as much as possible and, even if it...
  6. kcran95

    Robinson Watch Found

    I actually have the dust cover, it just isn't pictured. I'm not sure what the proper term is for the "arm" on the back of the dust cover, but it is on there as well. What would you call this? (Not my photograph; I decided I'm not touching any part of the watch until my "finger condoms" as I call...
  7. kcran95

    Robinson Watch Found

    Wow, you're right! I can't believe I didn't catch that. You've helped make this even more special for me. As soon as I read your reply, I laughed picturing my grandfather getting mad that he couldn't find a matching case and saying, "screw it! I'm gonna MAKE it fit!" I'll try to sit the movement...
  8. kcran95

    Robinson Watch Found

    Forgot the photo.
  9. kcran95

    Robinson Watch Found

    Jerry, Could you tell me which part you're talking about? Is it what I circled in red or blue? That makes so much sense, especially knowing these movements needed a custom case and my grandfather was too poor to commission one. I laughed as soon as I read your reply, surprised I hadn't thought...
  10. kcran95

    Robinson Watch Found

    I figured it was newer, I just wasn't sure how much! I looked at the glass under UV light and it looks like depression glass. I wonder what my grandfather had planned for the Robinson. What are the chances I can find a case that would fit this? I've read some of these were custom fitted, so I...
  11. kcran95

    Robinson Watch Found

    Graham, Thank you so much for taking the time to give me such great resources. I will be heading to my local library as soon as I can to search for any I cannot afford at the moment, so thank you for those suggestions. I thought the case was much newer than the movement, but I wasn't sure. I...
  12. kcran95

    Robinson Watch Found

    Ethan, thank you for your detailed response. I would never invest $2,000 into a repair, especially considering my grandfather would roll in his grave if I paid for the parts. He was a digger of dumps, a buyer of miscellaneous items, and a resourceful one. I found numerous notebook pages he had...
  13. kcran95

    Robinson Watch Found

    Thank you so much for your detailed response. Please forgive my total ignorance regarding the names of each part. I've tried to research fusee watches and how they are typically assembled, but I haven't found anything with detailed marks of each piece. Do you happen to know where I can find a...
  14. kcran95

    Robinson Watch Found

    Hello everyone, I am new to the site and am not at all versed in horology. I've done as much searching as I could, but I've come to a standstill, as I can't find much information here. I found this watch amongst my grandfather's things. He used to tinker with watches and clocks with his dad...

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