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Video: Elgin Pocket Watch Dials: Hand-Painted vs. Transfer Process

In this video, we discuss how to determine whether an enamel pocket watch dial is hand-painted or produced using a transfer or photographic process. The larger American watch factories developed transfer processes in the mid-1880s, eventually leading to the end of hand-painted dials for standard production. This video inspects two dials fitted on watches produced by the Elgin National Watch Company - one from c.1867 and the other from c.1890. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEsponZT4oo ... Continue Reading

by Nathan Moore, 5 hours ago


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c.1887 Keystone Watch Co. Patent "Dust Proof" Watch - 18-Size, Gilt-Damaskeened Plates, 10 Jewels

c.1887 Keystone Watch Co. Patent "Dust Proof" Watch: Movement c.1887 Keystone Watch Co. Patent "Dust Proof" Watch - 18-Size, Gilt-Damaskeened Plates, 10 Jewels, ETP ~7,400. In addition to Abraham Bitner's Patent Micrometric Regulator, this watch features many other patents issued to Bitner during his leadership at the Keystone factory... Continue Reading

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c.1902 "Sol" Watch Manufactured by Waltham and Sold by R.R. Fogel & Co.

c.1902 "Sol" Watch Manufactured by Waltham and Sold by R.R. Fogel & Co. Movement #11686102 The 18-Size Model 1883 movement is prominently marked with a sunrise and the word "SOL" on the barrel bridge. "Sol" is the Latin word meaning "sun." Rube Robert Fogel was granted registration for this trademark on June 22, 1897, claiming its use in business since August 1892... Continue Reading

by Nathan Moore, 1 week ago



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Serial No.: #191711
Manufacturer:Longines
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Model:Longines Cal. 19.711
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Serial No.: #477388
Manufacturer:International Watch Co. (Swiss)
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Model: Iwc Probus Scafusia
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Serial No.: #32563
Manufacturer:Zenith
Grade:Zenith marine chronometer caliber 260
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Model: Bezel winding and setting,
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Serial No.: #286905
Manufacturer:Columbus Watch Co.
Grade:Unknown
Size:16s
Model:1
Jewels:7j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gold Flashed
Est. Date:1894
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Serial No.: #2274157
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:Home Watch Co.
Size:16s
Model:1877
Jewels:15j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Gilt
Est. Date:December 1883 - April 1884
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Serial No.: #647140
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:W.W.Co.
Size:18s
Model:1857
Jewels:11j
Setting:Key
Finish:Gilt
Est. Date:December 1872 - February 1, 1873
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Serial No.: #1375701
Manufacturer:Elgin
Grade:80
Size:18s
Model:2
Jewels:15j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Est. Date:1884
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Serial No.: #1230552
Manufacturer:E. Howard Watch Co. (Keystone)
Grade:Series 8
Size:12s
Model:1912
Jewels:23j
Setting:Pendant
Finish:Nickel
Est. Date:1913
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Serial No.: #5380278
Manufacturer:Waltham
Grade:No. 1
Size:18s
Model:1883
Jewels:7j
Setting:Lever
Finish:Gilt
Est. Date:February 1892 - April 1892
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