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  1. airansun In the shuffling madness Nov 13, 2019

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    I wanted an excuse to gawk at other people’s movements, pocket watch movements.

    I’d love a thread, like WRUW Today? but only for pocket watches and those sexy movement shots. (There are not enough movement photos on OF!)

    And, I posted this on a Thursday where I am, because across much of the occupied globe, it’s already Friday.

    I’ll start with these two, just back from the spa.

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  2. noelekal Home For Wayward Watches Nov 13, 2019

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    Don't cha do this to me!

    I don't need another watch tangent to pursue.

    I could love some pocket watches.
     
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  3. Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Nov 13, 2019

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    Aw hell.... someone just had to start this up didn't they....

    Today?

    Howard, 1910ish series 5 (and a 1942 RCAF Waltham)
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  4. Mmike1357 Nov 13, 2019

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    I see your Series five and raise you... Series 10 from around 1914... 4F8E6EFB-0D74-43D5-A127-D5FAF681A6F6.jpeg A9C4782E-2070-4C71-8879-A2238D2771A2.jpeg 91C95B38-F6AF-4388-8E1E-B8F8F0373885.jpeg 50887D00-2F46-4C74-A06B-BEAE119670B8.jpeg
     
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  5. Utheman Nov 13, 2019

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  7. TexOmega Nov 13, 2019

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    Well, it's still Wednesday here, and a few threads like this has been tried before, and have fizzled after a few pages.


    Maybe this one will be long lived.


    Rockford Key Wind, Key Set Hunter circa 1876 with a GW Ladd 4-hinge, heavy gold plated case. And I have the of the era key.(who know's if it could be original, I know it's of the era by styling).


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    I'll wear it Friday
     
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  8. bubba48 Nov 14, 2019

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  9. Canuck Nov 15, 2019

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    Okay, I’ll play. I have to wind a 114 year old tower clock today (Friday). I do a time check while I’m at it. I am wearing two wrist watches at the moment, and they would be sufficient. But today, I will wear the Hamilton 952 which is close to the same age. Or maybe the Brandt CCR (Omega) which might be closer to the age of the clock. I’ll decide just before I head out the door. First two photos are of the first model of the Hamilton 952 (there were three different versions of the 952 movement). Second two photos are of the Brandt CCR. The Brandt was railroad approved in Canada 100 years ago.

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  10. airansun In the shuffling madness Nov 15, 2019

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    @Canuck : Pretty please — Photos!

    ::popcorn::
     
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  11. 140dave Nov 15, 2019

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    Hey, this is a thread for me! My one Omega gets tired of all the attention. ;)

    here is a nice 23j Bunn Special with the rare marked 23j Montgomery dial housed in a beautiful two tone model #28 case.
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  12. 140dave Nov 15, 2019

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    whoops forgot the requested movement shot...
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  13. DaveK Yoda of Yodelers Nov 15, 2019

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    Geeze Louise! That’s sweet.
     
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  14. airansun In the shuffling madness Nov 15, 2019

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    Always wanted a Bunn Special. Beautiful movement.

    Speaking of the Illinois Watch Co., I saw this article yesterday in the Los Angeles Times about a collector who just wrote a five volume history of the company.

    https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-11-14/illinois-watch-book
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    I only see one pocket watch though!
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    Of course, none of us could relate to assembling such a big collection!

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  15. JwRosenthal Nov 15, 2019

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    One of the reasons I love this time of year- I can wear layers again...including vests (waistcoats for our friends abroad). The hipsters may have brought them back, but for some of us they never went away.

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  16. Canuck Nov 15, 2019

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    I assume you mean a picture of the tower clock. This was taken when we were 90% finished with the restoration, 30 years ago. Taken while the clock was still in my garage. It is a 1905 Howard “round top”, time and strike driven by 875 pounds of weight.

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  17. airansun In the shuffling madness Nov 15, 2019

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    @Canuck : More! More!

    And here’s one of the next of mine to go to the spa, another Illinois Watch.

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  18. Canuck Nov 15, 2019

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  19. Utheman Nov 15, 2019

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    Cortebert Turkish Railroad Watch...

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  20. Canuck Nov 15, 2019

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