A few years back I really thought that the Rotating Seconds, or AKA Secometer watches
were really (really really) cool. It seemed to me back then that the 12s White Gold-Filled Ball Watch Company
Rotator Second in factory case with numbers on the bezel
was the Holy Grail of them all (at least in...
Here is a fancy dial circa 1898-99 0 size Elgin grade 205 from the first run. There were 4000 of
this open face 0 size 19j grade made. I know it's missing a screw(and I have one on order)
but other than that it's running like a top. As I always have a method to my madness this watch
hit's a few...
For some odd reason I have gravitated toward collecting 19j watches.
Maybe other people can share some of theirs as well.
I will start with a 16-size, 19-jewel Illinois, model 11, open-face, Bunn grade movement, built in about 1919.
My understanding is that there were 15,900 of this version...
I just added this little beauty to my collection. It's a circa 1900 Elgin grade 201 0 size 19 jewel
hunting case watch. These have really beautiful movements and were the top of
the line for Elgin 0 size.
One of the reasons I purchased it was to add to my
collection of Elgin 19 jewel watches...
The 19J Howard 16S bridge model came with either a safety and a going barrel. The early staight bridge going barrel model was a series 1, according to the 1907 advertisement,while the safety barrel movements were designated series 5.These models had the PAT'D 08 designation. Later 19j models...