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From The American Horologist and Jeweler magazine, February, 1942 Do You Know A synchronous clock is one that is equipped with an electric motor, the speed of the motor being controlled from the power station. The speed ...
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Which watch manufacturer do you think makes the most vintage looking watch? IWC or Hublot?

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Hublot Big Bang Ayrton Senna Black Watch
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IWC Perpetual Calender 18ct Gold Watch
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Hi Michael, thank you for your comment. I think you missed the whole point, if this is your answer for the question. :)
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Jeff Sexton
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Hamilton 16 size, 21 jewels, lever-set, made about 1964.
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+Noah Friedman - Possible intellectual property issues, copyrights? Patents last 20 years so it shouldn't be that.

Along those lines, why don't companies besides Omega use the coaxial escapement? One reason seems to be the nature of the high end business. Makers couldn't go coaxial without effectively saying their prior designs were inferior all along. That doesn't have anything to do with the relative merits of the design, it's just a marketing call.
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Michael Grocott

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Lord Elgin Cranston (Horizon line) sold around 1957/58 for $125.00, No advertisements for this mysterious mystery dial. had to get a search done at the Elgin Museum to find its name. This one is 14k white gold version (only seen one other example in yellow gold). It's larger than the Lord Elgin Futura. Original Elgin letter strap on this one.
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Jeff Sexton
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Waltham 12 size, 17 jewels, Colonial Premier 1924 model.
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Jeff Sexton
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From The American Horologist and Jeweler magazine, February, 1942 Helpful Hints By W. H. SAMELIUS Never, when taking a movement apart, with hollow center pinion drive the post out without supporting the bridge in some ma...
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Jeff Sexton
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Elgin grade 55, 18 size, 11 jewels, made about 1871.
http://home.elgintime.com/elgintime/SnumLookup?SN=52866
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+klinej54 - Here's the pro-tip on that... The system runs on two very old PCs. To achieve the performance it needs, it uses an aggressive predictive caching mechanism. On the main serial number data page (only, this doesn't work on other pages) you can bypass the caches and see new data. In some cases it will be different. To do this change the URL. For example, change this:

http://home.elgintime.com/elgintime/SnumLookup/59318.html

To this:
http://home.elgintime.com/elgintime/SnumLookup/noCache/59318.html
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Jeff Sexton
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Elgintime  - 
 
Elgin grade 711, 13/0 size, 17 jewel, wristwatch
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Jeff Sexton
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Hamilton 16 size, 23 jewels, 950 model, lever-set. Made about 1934.
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I keep this one in a glass dome in my living room. :-)
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Jeff Sexton
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Illinois Watch Company, 16 size, 19 jewels, lever-set, made about 1926.
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Jeff Sexton
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American Waltham 16 size, 15 jewels, 1899 model, grade 620.
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Michael Grocott

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Lord Elgin Skyliner, 1957 originally sold for $125. One of the scarcer Horizon line models. 
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Jeff Sexton
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American Waltham 18 size, 15 jewels, 1883 model, made 1887 (this specific model is fairly rare)
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Jeff Sexton
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American Waltham grade 210, 12 size, 7 jewels, 1894 model.
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Jeff Sexton
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Illinois Watch Company, 16 size, 19 jewels, lever-set, made about 1926.
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Jeff Sexton
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American Waltham 18 size, 17 jewels, 1892 P.S. Bartlett model, two-tone.
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Jeff Sexton
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Waltham "Royal", 16 size, 15 jewels, 1888 model.
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Len Mueller

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I'd like to get a mechanical alarm wrist watch, without breaking the bank. I've found a few I'm quite interested in on eBay. I was wondering if anyone has any good advice as far as alarm watches? Any in particular to stay away from? Are there any that are super good?
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I would love to get one of those. Especially at that price. I'll keep scouring auction websites.
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Jeffrey Duddles

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Takes a licking...
 
Restored two more 50's Timex's last night and I have to say, these are my least favorite Timex's to work on BUT are also my favorite to wear except for the Timex 400.  From the back being a pain to get off to the movement itself, nothing goes quickly and smoothly for me with these:/  Having said that, the end result is what counts and I am one happy watchmaker-restorer-repairer-nut:D  I forgot to take pics of the one on the right but it is from 1957. (other is from 1958)  These are getting more difficult to find in good condition and I'm glad to have worked on them even if they proved to be a huge challenge.  (hand setting is the worst on these, the second hand likes to mess with the person servicing it, lol)

Have a nice weekend!
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nice work, I must admit Timex are growing on me every week. 
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