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I recently bought this Hamilton Private Label C. H. Case & Co Hartford CT
The seller said they had serviced it
and put a new main spring in, and adjusted it. I asked them
what their procedure was, and what they meant by adjustment.
I was impressed with their long detailed answer. It's interesting
the total sales price I paid was less than the cost of a regular
clean and oil service and a MS. I do hope he made some money on it.

It's now in my pocket today running very nicly

circa 1911 Hamilton PL grade 974 16s 17j

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Sitting in the County Court house waiting
to see if I'm picked for jury duty

Had to take it off to get through the
metal detectors

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Wound this one last night and put in my pocket just now.
Grade 371 21j Waltham Riverside 3/0s circa 1935
marked Main Wheel Jeweled

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I wound this one up this morning and put it in my pocket.

It's a large 18s 4 oz Dueber Coin case holding a Hamilton 21j 942 circa 1905.
It's nearly impossible to take a good photo of these
as they are so shiny and detailed. The gold lettering
also stands out nicely. 5,913 were made and it was the very top
of Hamiltons line of 18s at the time.
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Going into Manhattan today so I will
wear this small Elgin Grade 112 17j 0s
salesman's case. Just wound it up and
put it in my pocket. One of my favorites.

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Hamilton 18s 924, 258536 (1903).

Awhile back I was sorting through a container of 18s base metal, Silverode, etc. cases from watches I had purchased, replacing them with GF cases bought over a period of time, leaving me with quite a few spares. Two of these were exactly the same base metal model, and supplied the bezels used. The dial bezel is glass and the back acrylic.

I've been a subscriber to the BSO and POPs for years and usually dress in a suit and vest mainly so I can wear one of my watches, yet in the past 13 years I've been collecting not one person has showed any curiosity about what's on the end of the chain. Pictures are from last night's performance.


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I am meeting a Waltham collector today for lunch
and I will wear one of my favorite Gentleman's size Waltham Opera Watches
to the Tavern.

Just wound this up and put it in my pocket.
Second photo compared to the to the one I wore last week.

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I decided I wanted to wear something a little bulkier than my usual 12-size watches, so I wound up this Waltham 1884-model 14-size for a few days. It has a 15-jewel Riverside-grade movement made around 1890. It was an orphan when I found it but I was lucky enough to find an AWCo. double-stock case for it (from an only-slightly earlier incomplete movement).
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When I had a chance to take the movement apart I found this was another example of a factory production-line mix-up. The serial numbers on most plates match the visible number -- 3,965,321 -- but the barrel bridge has 65322 stamped in it. The damaskeen pattern is the same, but slightly off between the two bridges indicating the mix-up may have occurred during final assembly and adjustment, but after damaskeening.
(Does anyone have #3,965,322 ?)
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