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Priv. Label 18s, 17j, model 934, finished 8-11-98 Sold 9-27-99 to S. G. TWAMBLEY & SONS , Biddeford Me.


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Over the past years (and particularly since COVID), I've been taking out and running all those watches in my collection that haven't already been identified as needing service, or replacement parts AND service. It also includes new purchases which are run for time keeping accuracy. The last time I ran the Twambley was 2016, and it continues to run just as well now.

Here are a few others running now, for timing accuracy and mechanical checks. My primary interest in any watch I buy, whether inexpensive or costly, is that it keeps accurate time.

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I don't wear this one too much, but it is going into my
pocket right now. I just wound her up(took these photos) and she's running beautifully.
The purple colored hands really pop out.

Ball ORRS 19j Waltham circa 1905
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Rob

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I showed this Ball to my father today who is turning 91 this year and he looked at
my watch very intently as he always does and he always asks questions.
After he looked at it, he was googling something. He was looking to see if he
was right about the Fob being an Odd Fellows Fob......and it turns out it is.



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... my father today who is turning 91 this year ... After he looked at it, he was googling something.
I am impressed ! At 91 he seems really sharp and connected. So many seniors have not made the transition to the information age.
 

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My watch for this week is one of my more recent purchases from the beginning of this year. It is a 12-size Waltham 15-jewel grade 220 that was private-labeled for Bigelow, Kennard & Co., Boston. It is from a group of over 350 movements that Waltham finished for BK&Co in 1907, ranging from 12-size down to a lovely 10-ligne movement and in a variety of grades (15j-23j). This one would be at the low end of the spectrum, but still custom damaskeened and including a whiplash regulator and patent recoiling click. It is in a gold-filled Crescent W.C.Co. case.
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A fine looking watch! Looks like it just came out of the finishing department in Cleveland. :thumb: :clap:
It is interesting that you said this because as I said my dad was
looking at this watch and said the exact same thing. He said
there is something strange about this watch(not sure if these were exact words)
and I said why and he said it looks so new and clean. I do believe
whoever owned this one origonally cherished it and kept it in a very safe place
and rarely used it.


Rob
 

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I'm going to a reunion this late afternoon and I'm a little nervous. I'm
going to wear this 18s 19j 944 Hamilton skeleton watch. If someone does ask or
I do pull the watch out I can show them the works.

Just wound and set it and took the photos.

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