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Discussion in 'American Pocket Watches' started by musicguy, Jan 31, 2017.
Thanks Tom, many have different repair methods, long as it looks good after s the main thing.
For the past week I've traded my 16s B W Raymond in(as a daily carry watch)
for my new(to me) G M Wheeler 12s.
Lately, I've been keeping these guys wound and choosing among 'em every morning based on how I feel that day.
That 23j B W Raymond jeweled barrel is sweet.
......and your watches are sooooo clean.
When you wear the ones on the upper right, do you wear them both at the same time? It would be sort of like a cowboy with a pair of six shooters.
My wife thinks it's bad enough that I wear a wrist watch and carry a pocket watch at the same time every day...
I do a bit of a few things mentioned here, I have Minnie Pearl watches, with tags on them (they are near ready for sale and I carry them to time test them) When I time test a pocket watch naturally I will have my solar Seiko on my wrist. When I carry a pocket watch for enjoyment, I carry my Hamilton Railway Special. I would like to add a decent Bunn special as my primary choice for a carry piece. Right now I cannot carry because I do handyman work for my living. (
I decided to switch up the 16s watch I've been wearing daily(since February) and carry an 18s and
see how that goes for a few weeks.
1901 Appleton Tracy :
So many watches an so little time to wear them! Love the watches guys! Beautiful! Watch porn has gotten so much better than real porn! Thanks so much for sharing!
I have always liked those 24-hour Roman numeral dials! (The movement ain't bad, either).
Thank you Jerry, I like them very much too.
One of my regular carry pocket watches is my Waltham model 1884 14 size 16 jewels. I love the gold gears and the loud ticking.
This heavy 18s Elgin in a Coin case is what I'm wearing today
I have a daily beater. This is my work watch. It comes with me most days, unless I'm road testing something else. When I get home I switch it out for whatever one I'm running...
Grade 6 Elgin I put in a coin anti-magnetic case. The movement is actually in nice shape, the case is really beat up with a very worn gold train on the back. It keeps rediculously good time for a 7 jewel slow train Elgin. True to the what the case implies, It has not become magnetized... Yet..
If I get soaked or I fall off a ladder or something crazy happens to it... It wouldn't be a huge loss. Although it would be upsetting to loose such a trusty watch.
About all the watches I have are beaters, so I pretty much wear whichever of them I grab at zero dark thirty.
Back in January 2017 (post #8) I said my daily watch was “a slim Waltham Colonial-A Riverside in a plain-polished gold case”. Since Rob has resurrected this thread, I checked my pocket and found I am still wearing a slim Colonial-A, maybe even the same one. (I have worn others in the interim).
I didn’t post a picture then, so let me do it now.
My daily carry watch this week is this newly acquired Elgin 571 BW Raymond in the 3057 Star stainless steel case. This completes my 571 collection, until I find a reason to buy a 7th one......
Yesterday I retrieved from my primary watchmaker my recently acquired Hamilton Model 1 of Grade 921. It's housed in its apparently original 14K factory provided case (manu. 1948). I think that this is my only 10-size pocket watch.
Anyways I affixed the watch to my double chain upon retrieval & will carry it for about a month in order to fully test it out followed by effecting any necessary adjustments.
The watch now boasts a nice high domed glass crystal that's clear as diamond.
More often that not, this 23 jewel 60 hour Illinois Bunn Special with CPR dial can be found in my pocket...
I like to carry a different watch every week so as to give them all of a bit of exercise, and me a little chance to indulge myself. This week it's the turn of a gilt Appleton Tracy in a Muir hunter case.
My London 15J Tremont (American Going Barrel).
Just wore my 1866 Tremont (American) the last two days, Keith. A good choice.
*****Warning mechanical purests please look away(don't read anymore) if you do not want to be offended****
This is not an American pocket watch but it is a Modern Quartz Private Label for
an American Company with a Japan movement. There really isn't any place for this pocket
watch on the entire forum(so I'm hiding it here in this thread as I am wearing it today).
I had seen these large heavy lighter shaped stainless steel Harley Davidson pocket watches with heavy chain
before when searching for pocket watches on Ebay. I am not a Harley owner and
do not own any other Harley Davidson memorabilia(collectables) but this was
a cool looking PW(to me). You press the button on the top and the watch pops out the side.
It's very heavy and seemly well made. I believe its from the 1980's-1990's
Harley Davidson Motor Cycles Private Label Modern Quartz Pocket
watch (last photo is an 18s PW next to HD PW).
Today with Columbus "Time King"
Wore my recently acquired Illinois Stuart to the Chapter 190 meeting today. Due to its pristine condition, probably the only outing it will ever get. I have a nice shadow box waiting for it.
2nd vote for the 24-hour Roman numeral dial. Very classy.
I got to see this watch in person today. Photos do not do it justice. It is elegant and pristine and the dial is just amazing.
My everyday watch.
It's Monday, so this week I'll be carrying this Hamilton 965 Grade.
The start of another week, and another Hamilton. This is a 950E, S/N 2639705 and it's the first time I've worn it for over a year, although I do wind it every now and again.
Luv Dave's Stuart!!!
Next supper outing, I'll fire up and take the 15J Cornell, (nick named Lumpy for the coin case).