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by unreformed66
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: Help to by First vintage Pocket Watch
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: Help to by First vintage Pocket Watch

Some pictures and more information about the watches you're considering would help us to guide you.
by unreformed66
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: Waltham 1888
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: Waltham 1888

The 11 Jewel Model '88 would have been a middle to lower quality Waltham. 7 jewels was the lowest jewel count that they made and I'm pretty sure that there were 23 jewel grades by the time yours was made. It's still a fine watch.
by unreformed66
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: American Watch Forum
Topic: F.D. Johnson Watch Lynchburg, VA 14k Help
Replies: 3
Views: 566

Re: F.D. Johnson Watch Lynchburg, VA 14k Help

I can tell you that Ball had nothing to do with that watch. That's a Swiss movement although I can't pin down the maker. It's decent quality, probably 16 or 17 jewels from what I can tell in the movement picture. I would imagine that it's a contract watch. You could have anything you wanted engraved...
by unreformed66
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: Will a Railroad Grade Movement fit?
Replies: 1
Views: 1397

Re: Will a Railroad Grade Movement fit?

That's not a viable project. American railroad grade movements are too large for your case which most probably came with a Unitas 6498 (which is a 16 1/2 ligne or about 10 size movement. American railroad grade movements are all either 16 size or 18 size and are too large for your case. Not to menti...
by unreformed66
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery wrist watch from around 1900
Replies: 8
Views: 1261

Re: Mystery wrist watch from around 1900

Confused as to how the strap is fitted to the watch - lugs appear to be hidden front and back. It looks like the spring bars are way up on the case, you can see the ends of them in the pictures. Perhaps the strap slides in between the front and back sections of the case? Odd design to be sure, I've...
by unreformed66
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NAWCC National in York
Replies: 12
Views: 1639

Re: NAWCC National in York

Cash and only cash in my experience. I'm planning on going to the National this year unless something happens between now and then to keep me away. I've been to Regionals since 1992 but have never attended a National so I'm looking forward to it! I did finally see the NAWCC museum last year when I w...
by unreformed66
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Help Me Help the NAWCC
Replies: 9
Views: 4569

Re: Help Me Help the NAWCC

A worthy endeavor, and I just jumped in. I'm planning on attending the National Convention, perhaps we'll run into each other! Best Regards, Dave.
by unreformed66
Thu May 03, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Seiko Watch Forum
Topic: Repair service shop for Seiko Pogue?
Replies: 4
Views: 1277

Re: Repair service shop for Seiko Pogue?

I've serviced quite a few of the Seiko chronographs over the years. They're actually a pretty complicated movement and are kind of built in 4 layers. The only consistent weak point that I've found in these movements is the vertical clutch that is on the wheel that carries the seconds hand. If you've...
by unreformed66
Thu May 03, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: Waltham Model 1877 & case
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Re: Waltham Model 1877 & case

Most model '77 movements have the male stem attached to the movement and there will be a corresponding female stem that is a part of the case. That being said in my 30 years of collecting and working on American pocket watches I don't ever remember seeing a male stem movement in a swingout case. Not...
by unreformed66
Thu May 03, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: New England Watch Co - Yes or No?
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Re: New England Watch Co - Yes or No?

If it's got a regular Swiss style tongue end then I bet you can find one close enough to use in it. If you can't and can find a T-end spring the right size you can always drill holes in the barrel and the barrel cover. I don't like it but I've done it before when I couldn't find a proper spring. I w...