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  1. Vintage & Pocket watches
    I recently got this gifted from my grandfather and I'm trying to see what is the specific name of this model. I've looked all over on the internet but i can't find the exact copy of this. Does anyone have any idea what zenith pocket watch this is and what the circular pictures mean? Thank you...
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    Hi everybody I recently saw this pocket watch at a thrift store, and I have wanted an old pocket watch for a while, so I just bought it. I am pretty sure it's german, can anyone confirm this? Also, is there any way of identifying the age of the watch? I assume it's old, I just don't know how...
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    This question arose in my mind after seeing old pocket watch movements converted into wrist watches, still without shock protection. From my limited understanding of the durability of balance staffs, it seems like that may be a bad idea without adding a shock protection system if they are...
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    Hello everyone, I was just wondering if anyone could help me identify the movement manufacturer of this swiss pocket chronograph. I can't seem to find a match anywhere. Thanks!
  5. Watchmaking
    Illinois 12s 15 jewel Grade 228 un adjusted movement. This watch was running at about 30 seconds fast a day DU DD (regulator in the center) with an amplitude on a slow motion camera check of about 230-250 on a full wind before her new alloy mainspring and a second cleaning and oiling...
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    Hypothetically speaking, let’s say you’ve inherited or bought an antique pocket watch. Nothing was wrong with it, no parts were missing, broken or worn out prior to or after the first service it’s seen in who-knows-how-long. As far as you’re concerned, each part is original to the watch which...
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    I have a very nice (in my opinion) little 15 jewel American pocket watch made in 1911. It’s an excellent time keeper so I like to carry it with me in the watch pocket on my blue jeans, which gets a bit sweaty in the summer. We also have high humidity here in SW Ontario in the summer months. I...
  8. Vintage & Pocket watches
    I have no clue what type of pocket watch this is so I someone could help me identify the model, age, and value that would be amazing.
  9. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Hello. I noticed that the crown on my pocket watch did not wind up the spring, but continued to move the hands. I removed the cover to investigate and found that if I removed the white plastic covering and pushed the mechanism slightly towards the crown, the crown would switch properly again...
  10. Vintage & Pocket watches
    I’m trying to solve a mystery with my Illinois Grade 228 in that it’s getting a fantastic amplitude of almost 300 degrees, but it’s running slow by almost a minute a day, regulator in the center. Closer inspection of the balance wheel shows that it has timing washers on the timing screws (bad...
  11. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Hello! Last week me and my brother found an old pocket watch in the woods while metaldetecting. We have managed to open the back two hinges and cleaned everything there. However, the glass of the pocket watch is still very dirty and we would really like to see the face of the watch. I...
  12. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Illinois 12s Grade 228 - 15 jewel single roller escapement. Timegrapher app Tickoprint has been pretty reliable with other watches, but not this one. It’s giving a read out of around -30spd DU DD and about +90spd PU. Real world let it sit for 24 hours in each position shows this reading is...
  13. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Hey everyone- Long time listener, first time caller. In advance, thanks for any help on this one, I'm quite stumped (and frustrated). Being a repeater/chime watch and with the dust cover giving me some clues to go by, I thought this would be an easy one to "crack the code" on, but boy am I...
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    i can’t find any info on this type of watch! i’m kind of new to this whole watch scene haha i think this watch company is called buren but i’m not sure. it has some writing inside the back of the watch.
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    I found it on the street while walking. I am kinda into watches but not all the way in. It is quartz so it obviously isn’t vintage and it doesn’t have any label so i doubt it has any value. I was just wondering what it was used for since it has nowhere to attach the strap and it doesn’t have...
  16. Vintage & Pocket watches
    I acquired this pocket watch at a recent auction sale and am having a hard time finding any information about it. I am unable to get into the movement. It is marked 'Villereuse 17 Jewels'. Many thanks in advance, Niki
  17. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Would appreciate assistance assembling the history of this Franklin Pocket Watch. It is gold plated. Purchased in Toronto Canada around year 1930. Checkout the Gallery for additional photos. GALLERY=media, 15254595][/GALLERY]
  18. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Hi there, I am new to the word of pocket watches. I inherited my grandfather's pocket watch. I received it from my father who died two week ago. My grandfather received it on his birthday in 1917, but since WWI and probably there was no trade between Switzerland and the Netherlands, perhaps the...
  19. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Hi would anyone on here be able to tell me anything about this pocket watch I have got it from a family member I have no background information on this or any knowledge Any information would be very appreciated Thanks
  20. Vintage & Pocket watches
    Greetings, I own a Xavier Bossy (?) open face pocket watch, which has been handed down to me from my great-great-grandfather. Aside from what I've managed to uncover by sifting through various directories, bibliographies and dead internet forums (all French speaking), I have not been able to...
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