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Current Discussion: A watch repair...68 years in the making

Started by Gregory Allison Sep 14, 2019

Tracing the roots of my grandfather, a watchmaker in the 1930s, and sharing the story of a recent repair to one of his custom-designed timepieces (with the help of Mahlon Shetler)

  1. Gregory Allison

    Gregory Allison Registered User
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    Jul 5, 2018
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    I posted this story on FB, but figured I would share it here as well:
    Hi all—I’m a one year member tracing my grandfather’s (Charley Allison) watchmaking craft from the 1930s. With the help of Chapter 13 and Mahlon Shetler, I have made one step forward in my quest to locate his missing clock collection and repair a broken history. It was a difficult search to find someone who would work on this unusual timepiece.

    Thought this group might enjoy this short video...includes a Waltham barrel and a unique (according to Mahlon) pendulum assembly.

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    A Charley Allison clock: the repair effort 68 years later...
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