I just wanted to promote these seminars, I've seen quite a few of them and they are very informative and well worth watching. If you have never done a webinar before it's very easy to join and view it live. I assume everyone got an email on it but they are absolutely worth viewing. Collecting Private Label Watches by Dave Coatsworth will be held on Sunday, April 22nd at 7:00 PM EDT. Please register for this free webinar at this link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/523074355067426049 Collecting Private Label Watches Private labels add a layer of interest to watch collecting in that they provide us with a glimpse of those who actually sold watches to the consumer. There are literally hundreds of stories out there waiting to be discovered and researched. Simply defined, a private label is a watch (or clock) that has the retailer's or jobber's name on the dial and/or movement instead of, or in addition to, that of the manufacturer. This practice was fairly common in the late 1800's but tapered off after the turn of the century due to railroad standards which required standard markings on railroad grade movements. This webinar will further define the private label, will show numerous examples, suggest collecting strategies, and suggest resources for researching private labels. About the Presenter: Dave Coatsworth is an avid collector and researcher of American private label watches, especially those produced by the Illinois Watch Company. He has written several articles for the NAWCC Chapter 190 newsletter on the subject. Dave graduated from UCLA with a BS in Mathematics/Computer Science in 1982 and currently works as a developer of CAD/CAM software. He has been a collector of clocks and watches for the past 20 years. Dave is a charter member of NAWCC Chapter 190 and currently serves as Vice President and Webmaster. He is also the moderator of the American Pocket Watch and Horological Tools forums on the NAWCC Message Board. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please be sure to view system requirements before logging on to make sure your will be able to access the program. This information will be found in registration link and registration confirmation. If you cannot attend this webinar, live and would like to view a recording of it, please register for the webinar and you will be automatically notified when a recording is available. You can check your system requirements for viewing and instructions on how to view a webinar prior to joining, here.