Informational Pocket Watch Threads

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Fred Hansen

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I'm planning to post links here to some interesting past threads from this forum, I've picked out quite a few to organize and post here but it will take a while to finish this and there are many more to come. Once I'm closer to getting through posting these I'll be very interested in any suggestions for new threads to add, or suggestions of how to best organize what is here. In the meantime here is some reading for a start!
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Informational Pocket Watch Threads



Quick References for Watch Company's, Case Makers and Jobbers (Wholesalers)
American Watch Company's
Watch Case Makers
Watch Jobbers (Wholesaler's) Catalogs

Dial threads
Fake and reproduction dials
Favorite dials
Montgomery dials
Ferguson dials
Dial cleaning
Rate dial
"The Wells Dial" Elgin 18 size with 4 timezones
Elgin 1873 Interstate Industrial Exposition of Chicago
Keystone Watch Co. black dial
Waltham "Marca Blanco" dial
What causes hairlines?

Case threads
Wadsworth Watch Case W. W. C. Co. Trademark Question
Interesting cases
Cases with wild animals
G.W. Ladd cases
American Watch Case Co. gold cases
Glassback cases
Glassback cases, thread 2
Muckle cases
Baldwin reversible cases
Kenosha "Badger" cases
Pugh Bros.
Robert & Foster cases
Dueber "Railway" cases
Wadsworth "Platold" cases
Montreal Watch Case Co.
Case cleaning
Switching factory cases
Gold scrapping
Gold testing

Watch Company Research threads

Adams & Perry Watch Co. threads
Adams & Perry serial numbers

Aurora Watch Co. threads
Aurora Watch Company Threads and Encyclopedia articles
17 Jewel movements
Adjusted keywind movement
Marked "Extra"

Ball Watch Co. threads
Hamilton-Ball serial #603
Hamilton-Ball grade 938 serials 8701-8800
Hamilton-Ball Adjusted "A"
Hamilton-Ball "Railroad Watch Co."
Hamilton-Ball "Wm. Kendricks" jeweler contract
Hamilton-Ball 18 size grade differences
Hamilton-Ball 18 size Brotherhood marked
Hamilton-Ball 16 size dial
Hamilton-Ball 999 Elinvar
Hamilton-Ball grade 999B
Hamilton-Ball grade 999B
Hamilton-Ball grade 999B Straightline Damaskeen
Hamilton-Ball grade 999B, 2B serial range
Hampden-Ball "High Grade"
Howard-Ball loaner watch and tag
Howard-Ball pics
Illinois-Ball double sunk Roman numeral dial
Illinois-Ball hands
Keystone-Howard Ball
Waltham-Ball B&RP Railway presentation watch
Waltham-Ball wind indicator
Waltham-Ball early cases
Waltham-Ball Official RR Standard hunting case
Waltham-Ball Official RR Standard Pendent-set
Waltham-Ball "Queen"
Ball Hamilton Single Roller Movements
Ball Montgomery dials
Ball Montgomery dials, another thread
Ball 1916 Loaner discussion
Ball Ephemera
Ball 1895 catalog image
Ball boxes
Ball Rockford prototype?
Ball Altitude adjustment?
Does anyone carry their Ball pocketwatch?

Columbus Watch Co. threads
Serial number database
Columbus King ... 25, 23, and 21 Jewel
Columbus Time King
Earliest American keywind?
Gilt adjusted movement

Cornell Watch Co. threads
Cornell Serial Numbers Observed

Elgin Watch Co. threads
Elgin National Watch Co. Threads with Research and other General Information
Factory building photos from 1860's to 1930's
Santa Fe logo dial
Private label research
Grades 155, 161, 243, and 246
Gold colored hairspring and stud
C.H. Hulburd research
B.W. Raymond keywind marking variant
Grades 156 and 162, raised pressed gold jewel settings
Grades 149 and 150
B.W. Raymond Grade 571
B.W. Raymond Grade 506
Elginium hairspring
"Photographer & Indians" fancy dial
Wind indicators

Fredonia Watch Co. threads
Bunde & Upmeyer private-label

Hampden Watch Co. threads
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific hunting case
Grade 104
Rio Grande Standard
Moorhouse signed dial
Railway gilt
Hampden+104"]Special Railway / Grade 104 Discussion
"3 Ball" damaskeen pattern
12 size and 6 size 2-tone

E. Howard & Co., Boston threads
Series IV sales paper
Series VII nickel vs. gilt finish
Prescott

Keystone-Howard threads
1907 Howard booklet
White gear train
Series 0 first run with checkerboard damaskeen
Series 0 with white gear train and original box
Edward Howard serial #64 box
Extra marking

Ingersoll, Trenton, and Ingersoll-Trenton threads
19 Jewel Ingersoll-Trenton

Lancaster Watch Co., Adams & Perry, Keystone Watch Co. threads
Lancaster "Keystone" grade
Keystone dustproof
Keystone black dial

Newark Watch Co. threads
Newark Watch Co. info

New York Watch Co. threads
"Hampden" grade?

Otay Watch Co. threads
Otay research
Serial #1400
Otay info

Rare makers and others
J.G. Hall watches
Kelly Watch Co.
M.S. Smith serial #59, movement signed C.L. Hoyt
Wichita Watch Co. building

Rockford Watch Co. threads
Rockford grade 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, and 135
Rockford Serial #1
Rockford 1878 grade and price list
Private label research
Grade 900
Grade 905 "Hauserman's Railroad"
Early Rockford marked "Extra"
Grade 500
0 Size Rockfords

Seth Thomas Watch Co. threads
Seth Thomas Research

South Bend Watch Co. threads
South Bend Watches And Case Catalog - 1909

South Bend Highest and Lowest Serial #'s
Serial #1000000
Canadian Private labels
Jump Hour watches
"Golden Era" private label
Grade 292
Grade 295 Studebaker presentation
Grade 102

Waltham Watch Co. and Waltham predecessor threads
Presidential Presentation 20 size
20 size American Watch Co. grade
20 size dials
1857 model discussion
1857 model pinned plates
1857 model "George Washington"
1883 model private-labels
1883 model 21 Jewel
1883 model "Dominion Railways"
1883 model "Empire State Special Railways"
1883 model "Santa Fe Route"
1883 model "Special" 2-Tone
1883 model A,T. &Co. Gold flashed movements
1883 model "El Tiempo De Waltham"
1883 model C.P.R. HC
1883 model C.P.R. train dial
1883 model Fancy dial
1883 model grade 35 with 12 circle damaskeen
1892 model Vanguard in 6 million serial range
1892 model Vanguard with jewel count "plug"
1892 model Crescent St.
1892 model Crescent St. 2-tone
1892 model Royal
1892 model Appleton Tracy & Co. first run
1892 model Appleton Tracy & Co.
1892 model Appleton Tracy & Co. "Premier" open face
1892 model Riverside
1892 model Riverside
1892 model discussion
1892 model Non-Magnetic
1892 model Vanguard 19J HC model
1892 model Vanguard Non-Magnetic
1892 model Canadian Pacific Railway
1892 model Santa Fe Route
Warren #18
5 minute repeaters
1872 models in Centennial 1876 Expo
1872 and 1888 model American grade dials
1888 model "Diamond Express"
Riverside Maximus lever-set
American Watch Co. bridge model
16 size Horological school watch
16 size Cronometro Victoria
Riverside, railroad grade or not
Equity grade research
"Marca Blanco" 24 hour dial
25 Jewel Swiss made
25 Jewel Swiss made
25 Jewel Swiss made
14 size star mark
12 size "Crest"
6 size plate layout
4 size Crystal plate
1882 model Am'n Watch Co.
Bigelow, Kennard & Co.
Waltham Tiffany & Co. or not (Tierany & Cox.)
Eagle Cases
Earliest 2-Tone?
Conel hairspring
Oversized dial with scene

United States (Marion) Watch Co. and related threads
US Marion research
US Marion dial gallery
North Star 18 size
Empire City I.H. Fine
Unrecorded Empire City examples

U.S. Watch Co. of Waltham threads
The President
United States Waltham discussion
United States Watch Co. (Waltham, MA)

General watch discussions
18th Century American Watchmaking
4 Position watches
Aluminum watches
American Pocket Watches exported to Australia
A.M. Hill New Orleans
The best 12 size watch
The story of the Dan Patch Watch
DeLong escapements
First watch
Factory buildings
First 23 jewel
Gold trains or Gold gears. Are they really Gold?
Interesting damaskeens (Waltham)
Lovely ladies watches
Maiden Lane NYC "Watch District"
Most prolific American PW?
Non Magnetic watches
Private label photos all 50 states
Private labels
Private labels more desirable?
Private label desirability
Street Railway watches
"Swiss Fakes" photo thread
Train accident from watch
Weem's
What defines an American PW?

Collecting discussions
Collections
Collectors' motivations
Condition, condition, condition
NAWCC eMart vs. eBay
eBay and Paypal fraud
eBay and effect on buying
Favorite finds of 2007
Investments?
NAWCC regional etiquette
New Collector
"Parting out"
"Parting out" thread 2
"Parting out" thread 3
"Parting out" thread 4
"Parting out" thread 5
The Sheldon scale
Storing watches
Switching
Switching, Ball example
Selling watches
What do you collect?
 
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Re: Past Pocket Watch threads

Fred,
I second Bill's comments.
Thanks,
Brian C.
 

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Re: Past Pocket Watch threads

Fred:

These are very useful links - thanks very much for your effort in putting them together!
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Fred Hansen

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Re: Past Pocket Watch threads

Thanks everyone! There is much more to come here and I just hope that this is useful to the board users and that it brings some viewers and traffic back to our great past threads.

Fred

 

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Re: Past Pocket Watch threads

Anuther great job Fred!

Stickie this one too!

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Re: Past Pocket Watch threads

Fred,

In looking at the favorite dials thread, it occured to me that it would be useful to have a thumbnails index to the dials in that thread. If 80x80 thumbnails were made one could probably get all the images in a single post and make the thumbnails link to the replies in the thread.

One issue is that the dial images would need to be copied (at the thumbnail size) to work. Would anyone object to such an effort?

All the threads with heavy visual content might benefit from that treatment much as your thread index is providing help in locating information.
 

Fred Hansen

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Re: Past Pocket Watch threads

Tom -

I definitely wouldn't object and I think this would be well worth trying.

One thing I'd like to see on this board is more ongoing themed threads with many photos ... and this sounds like an excellent way to make these threads more organized and the info more accessable.

Fred
 

Fred Hansen

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Re: Past Pocket Watch threads

Bryan -

Links to some good threads you may want to add into the index ...

Warren Serial #18 ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=5550

Maiden Lane NYC "Watch District" ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=17687

Newark Watch Co. info ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=22218

The Sheldon scale ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=9356

South Bend highest and lowest serials ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=41010

Waltham Tiffany & Co. or not (Tierany & Cox.) ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=30956

Fred
 

Fred Hansen

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Re: Past Pocket Watch threads

This thread on Seth Thomas model 5 deserves a place in the index ...

https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=39644

I think this is a great project Ed and Kent are working on and I'd like to see them get some input to this thread!!!

Fred
 

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Fred Hansen

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Re: Past Pocket Watch threads

Bryan -

Here's another batch of good threads worth fitting into the index ...


The collector's motivations ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=46469

Most prolific American PW? ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?p=347451

Fake and repro dials ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=46750

What defines an American pocket watch? ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=46830

Private label photos all 50 states ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=45325

Rockford grade 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, and 135 ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=46029

Elgin wind indicators ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=46093

Swiss Fake photo thread ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=44486

Elgin "Indians" dial ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=45956

South Bend Watch Co. clocks ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=25763

South Bend "Golden Era" private label ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=45973

Ball (Waltham-Ball) B&RP Railway presentation watch ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=45536

Ball (Howard-Ball) loaner watch and tag ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=45800

Waltham Vanguard 19J HC model 1892 ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=46636

Waltham Canadian Pacific Railway HC model 1883 ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=46541

Waltham "Eagle" cases ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=3193


Fred
 

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Re: Past Pocket Watch threads

Thanks Fred and got it entered. A very good thread! :thumb:

But I have to ask though - where is everyone else on this endevour:???: These stickies are one of our greatest resources on this Forum and we have only the same individuals taking the inititative of cruising thru past threads to help build it. ;-{
And so, Mr. American Pocket Watch Collector I challenge YOU to peruse the forum and make YOUR suggestions for adds to our STICKY library! :eek:

Regards,
Bryan
 

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Re: Past Pocket Watch threads

20 more good threads for the index ...

General

What got you started collecting? ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=49409

Interview with a collector ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=49354

Message found inside A. Lincoln's watch ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=48104

A Tragic Railroad Tale ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=49250


Ball

Webb C. Ball collection ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=47940

Ball-Elgin dial ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=49389

Ball-Hamilton B of LF #13029 ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=47981


Elgin

Elgin "Overland" ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=49541

Elgin Veritas vs. Father Time ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=15572

Elgin Railroad model cases ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=49348

Elgin 1943 US Navy stopwatch ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=47329


Hampden

Hampden State Street ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=48631

Hampden "Forest City" and "Menlo Park" ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=38853


Howard

E. Howard Watch Co. by Hamilton ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=47834

Waltham-Howard ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=49453


Other

Manhattan Watch Co. ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=39235


Waltham

Dennison Helical Hairspring Patent Model? ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=49355

model 1857 with interesting case inscription ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=48058

model 1883 "Paragon" ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=42106

model 1892 original prices ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=47987
 
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