Most visitors online was 4107 , on 14 Jan 2023
This should read, "United States Watch Co. Marion, New Jersey"Allan Wrote above: United Watch Company, Marion, New York.
My grandfather's railroad watches. I'd guess the Hamilton is from when he started in 1950s, and the wrist watch is from whenever they were allowed to switch to wristwatches around 1970. The pocket watch chain is aluminum, and the case is stainless steel, screw-on on both sides.
When my dad brought these out he told me about how I broke his own antique RR pocket watch as a toddler - picking it up by the chain, swinging it around my head, and throwing it across the room. So I'm told - I don't remember this grave incident.
View attachment 734580
Run quantity is meaningless in this situation it could be a mixedHi Rob, my program reads run quantity 200, Total Production 39, 210. or am I reading it wrong?
You have a lovely watch, Mr. Kirk. Congratulations. In case you may not have known, "C. J. & Bro." stands for Celestine Jacot & Brother, who were prominent Philadelphia case makers of the period.
Allan,Rob, just a quick question, the information above, "is that not the project bases"? I am reading.
Hey AllanIllinois Grade 555?
So the Deuber-Hampden did not turn up today, maybe tomorrow. Then at lunchtime, the doorbell rang, and there was the postman with a long chin. I think that's great, the American watch movement, in a case made by an American living in England. Bought by an Englishman,
from a nice guy in Australia.
Must have been Vandet
Not many railroad guys got along with steamboaters. Must have belonged to Vanderbilt.
Ethan,Paul, you said that your new "watch is in great condition [except for] a floppy bow." I used to think that pocket watch bows were floppy because of poor design, wear, or inappropriate replacement, and that nothing could be done about them, but then a friend showed me his bow pliers, a slight squeeze of which tightened the floppiest of bows. I bought one for myself from Dave Coatsworth. It's a hoary, weird-looking tool, probably at least 100 years old, but it has taken the flop out of all my floppy bows except the smallest ones, for which I would need a smaller pair of bow pliers.