Vintage Ramblings

Most of what's here will deal with Vintage and Pocket Watch collecting.

  1. The Time Machine - An Imaginary Tale

    Antique watches cannot ever tell their life stories, but Id like to tell an imaginary tale which could be quite typical of a great watch.
    The date is 1905. A 25 year old railroad worker named I.M. Hogger has just been told by his master mechanic that he has been promoted from passenger fireman to yard engineer. He decides its time to get a new watch to keep him on time.
    Mr. Hogger soon leaves his jeweler with an 18 size, 19 jewel Elgin B. W. Raymond grade 240. He splurges a little and ...
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