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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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Lately I have been wearing another one of my 12-size Walthams for Bigelow, Kennard & Co. This happens to be the youngest of my BK&Co. collection, dating from around 1915 and probably among the last that Waltham made for them. With just 15 jewels this grade 220 movement is also the lowest grade movement that BK&Co. ordered from Waltham. By this time Waltham had dropped BK&Co's patented recoiling click in favor of their own recoiling click design (1909 Aune patent), but they still include a whiplash regulator (surprising on a 15-jewel movement) and the special broad-striped finish seen on all lower to mid-grade movements that Waltham made for BK&Co.
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Comparing this movement with the grade 220 that I wore back in June ( https://mb.nawcc.org/threads/time-on-the-go.157643/page-9#post-1546022 ) one can note a few other differences such as lower-grade finish on the winding wheels, flat-headed screws and Waltham's newer "patented expansion staked setting" for the top jewel on the pallet bridge (note the enlarged contour of the bridge to accommodate the setting).
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My current watch, like the older one, also came in a Crescent gold-filled case but, referring back to post #408, you can see the evolution in case styles from 1907 to 1915.
 

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Putting a Hamilton Private Label from Buffalo, NY into my pocket today :)

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Today I'm going to a Holiday lunch and I figured that I should
be wearing something nice. Since I wore a Hamilton 18s yesterday,
I will wear another Hamilton today but a smaller 922 gentleman's size one.
The silvered dials on these didn't fair too well, but I love this watch (the hands, case, movement, dial, and bow with a W White crystal).
It's such a pleasure to wear, and it has a knife on a white gold chain
in case I get mugged in Jersey:).

Now in my pocket.

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I'm wearing this grade 100 18s Elgin today
5k were made. it has a nice glass back.
keeping good time.


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This Hampden #42 is out for the weekend. Signed for C.P. Barnes & Bro. out of Louisville.


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This awesome 4oz silver case is still a mystery. It's been a while and I can not nail down this case trademark. If anyone has any ideas please give a shout!

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Have a good one, everyone! Is anyone else giving one of the watches a little air this weekend?
 

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Thanks Rick! for bringing up this thread. I am not on the go today
but this one will be in my pocket.
It's a 12 size 21j grade 237 gentleman's watch that I just wound and took these photos.


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I just carried my open-face, 23 jewel, 12-size Phelps & Perry Illinois Grade 299 to my desk and wound it, which I hope qualifies it at least briefly as time on the go.

Grade 299 is another of Illinois' low-production, high-grade watches. Only 230 23-jewel Grade 299s were made. They are not easy to find.

I recased this example in a 14k Solidarity case that formerly housed an Illinois Grade 406.

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I have another Grade 299. It is a lovely 14k hunter, private labeled by a jeweler from my town, Pasadena, California. However it is a far more common 21-jewel Grade 299, of which Illinois made a whopping 900, though only a small number with the same damascening as this watch. Here is a picture of its movement, for comparison with my time-on-the-go Phelps & Perry 23-jewel version.

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Thanks Rick! for bringing up this thread. I am not on the go today
but this one will be in my pocket.
It's a 12 size 21j grade 237 gentleman's watch that I just wound and took these photos.


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Rob - you inspired me to wind up and wear a 237 today also. Mine has a little bit later dial (I love the Elgin signature on yours) and is recased in a sterling silver and gold-filled Keystone case with with multi-color gold inlay.
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Just returned from the Florida Regional, which was great but impoverishing. Today I'm wearing my new The Studebaker, Serial No. 578649, from 1909. Really like the dial. If I had stuck with just this one, I'd have gotten away cheap.
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I am not sure if I have worn this 992 yet.
I can't even remember when I bought it.
I do remember that I bought it because
I really liked the dial and at the time I wanted
a 992. It has been serviced.

Just wound it and set it and took photos
and put it in my pocket.

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I am not sure if I have worn this 992 yet.
I can't even remember when I bought it.
I do remember that I bought it because
I really liked the dial and at the time I wanted
a 992. It has been serviced.

Just wound it and set it and took photos
and put it in my pocket.

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My word that is a beautiful pocket watch, as are many others in your collection.

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Thanks Steven, for the good words!

I just looked at my photo and there is a hair between the 3 and the
four that I just removed.o_O

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my everyday carry watch is at the
"regular" jewelry store for some
nonintrusive surgery.

I'm wearing this other favorite, i just set
the time and put it in my pocket.

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I'm wearing this other favorite, i just set
the time and put it in my pocket.
and I set it an Hour too early. o_O:)
 

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my everyday carry watch is at the
"regular" jewelry store for some
nonintrusive surgery.

I'm wearing this other favorite, i just set
the time and put it in my pocket.

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Very nice Rob

The 17j Waltham Model 1892 is my favorite Waltham. I also have a hunter 17j AT&Co “Premier”.

Many reasons why I prefer the 17j Model 1892 variant.

One is that on these movements the winding wheels are nicely decorated/damaskeened where on the higher jeweled Model 1892’s the winding wheels are basically plain.

I’ve never understood why Waltham didn’t carry over decorating/damaskeening the winding wheels on the 19, 21, and 23j variants.

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my everyday carry watch is at the
"regular" jewelry store for some
nonintrusive surgery.

I'm wearing this other favorite, i just set
the time and put it in my pocket.

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Stunningly beautiful movement. It never ceases to amaze me how detailed some of these American pocket watches were and this Appleton and Tracy movement is another prime example. They really are so much more than just a timepiece. Jaw dropping.

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I just wound up this 18s Seth Thomas
and put it in my pocket.

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I'm going to give my daily carry
a rest today and wear this 19 jewel
Howard(keystone)
I wound it up last night and it's now in my pocket.
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I was looking at my watches today and saw this Aaron Lufkin Dennison Private Label related watch
and figured I would wind it up, set it, and put it in my pocket today.

from David Penney's archive:
"The Tremont Watch Company, Boston, set up by Aaron L Dennison in 1864 using parts made in America and Switzerland. In 1866 the Company moved to Melrose, before being set up in Birmingham, England as the Anglo-American Watch Company in 1874, finally becoming successful as the English Watch Company."


Serial number #11282


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Aaron Lufkin Dennison (March 6, 1812 – January 9, 1895)
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I carry a pocket watch to work daily and thankfully don’t have to take my watch off for security. As an employee of the clerk of the superior court, I am not subject to security screening and am permitted to bring certain items in that are on the public prohibited list-mainly things like knives

As for jury duty, I’ve been out here twenty years and haven’t been called up for jury duty. The wife of one of my coworkers was selected for Grand Jury. She had to come in two days a week for four months.
 
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I work as a gardener and in the forest, so I use my pocket watches when I'm finished and at weekends. I would love to be able to wear them all the time.
 

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I work as a gardener and in the forest
I wore a PW today on the American Appalachian trail and on my hike
I found this little guy. orange salamander(moved him a little off the trail as not to get trampled on)
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I have a meeting today and I wanted to wear
this 18s Model 1892 Waltham 19 jewel Vanguard Version 2 (Circa 1902) so it's
wound, set, and in my pocket.

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The watch I wore to my daughter Annie's wedding last Saturday. The bride and groom are shown below, right after the ceremony. They are flanked by my wife Maria and myself in the second picture. You can just about make out the watch chain attached to my vest in the second picture. It is seen more clearly in the picture where I am giving my traditional father-of-the-bride speech.

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I am going to see some friends today that always like
to see when I wear different interesting
watches. I was going to wear this one or the shell oil one today.
I wound the Ball last night and it's keeping great time
so it's now in my pocket.

Triple signed (**Illinois made) Circa 1926 12s 19j Ball "Rotator Second" Circular Finish Pattern
I am perfectly OK with my replacement hands. :)
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I had the urge to wear a tiny watch today.
This one is a Lady Raymond

i've had it running for a few days and
it's running perfectly.

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