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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    My paternal grandfather's watch:



    He was one of those people who would wear the whole setup at the drop of a hat, even in his nineties either with an aged suit or in a stiffly robust and slightly aromatic grey Cordings gilet. My father had no interest in it whatsoever and passed it straight on to me in the complete expectation I'd sell it. He recently discovered I hadn't and was surprisingly pleased.
    that looks similar to my Elsinore



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    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    that looks similar to my Elsinore
    It does a bit, but it's a Stauffer:



    And due a service! I very very rarely use it, but at the very least it needs a bit of a clean. Ho hum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    It does a bit, but it's a Stauffer:



    And due a service! I very very rarely use it, but at the very least it needs a bit of a clean. Ho hum.
    yeah mine needs a second hand and a service too .. I think there a big difference with later pw to early think when they start to look like wrist watch movement it is easier to convert ..

    not saying they should I think for me there are different types and needs the more modern keyless is easier and in some ways saves the watch from being forgot about ... mean I used the Russian 3602 as it is so versatile..

    now we come to those movement we see loose on the bay then if they can be saved think it is a worth while effort ...

    then you come to the early pin lever and key work think as much as possible should be done to keep these intact down to their case if possible ..I'm on a hunt for a birmingham keyless at the minute in sterling silver with the key ( but saying that have just bought a set ok keys going from 00-12) ...

    as I wonder sometime those old pocket watches they say are broke ..are they or have they just lost the keys and if the right size could be had they might be fine ..am looking to put that to the test if I can spot the right joblot
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

    https://emgwatches.com/
    http://www.instagram.com/iyonk_strap/
    http://wristwatchreview.co.uk/

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    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

    https://emgwatches.com/
    http://www.instagram.com/iyonk_strap/
    http://wristwatchreview.co.uk/

    ЖИЗНЬ НЕ ОСТАНАВЛИВАЕТСЯ, ПРОХОДИТ ТОЛЬКО ВРЕМЯ.
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    well I had this a few days back well more like a couple of weeks but ant had chance to post was hoping good things with this was sold untested as they had no key so was hoping might be fine once wound and I had a set of key work keys so bought it but was not to be . some of the more eagle eye members will see why from my pics but my ones was a lot better then sellers pics as on theirs all I could see wrong was the crystal damage

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    but still I suppose a lovely example and from before 1911 too guess late 1800 somewhere 1880 ? from the pin and barrel movement ? Germany/french mix am guessing
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

    https://emgwatches.com/
    http://www.instagram.com/iyonk_strap/
    http://wristwatchreview.co.uk/

    ЖИЗНЬ НЕ ОСТАНАВЛИВАЕТСЯ, ПРОХОДИТ ТОЛЬКО ВРЕМЯ.
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    That’s certainly got a very pretty dial and PW’s do seem to be eminently repairable. Hope you give this lovely thing another lease of life.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pip View Post
    That’s certainly got a very pretty dial and PW’s do seem to be eminently repairable. Hope you give this lovely thing another lease of life.


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    depends if I can source a new hair spring and arm for it
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

    https://emgwatches.com/
    http://www.instagram.com/iyonk_strap/
    http://wristwatchreview.co.uk/

    ЖИЗНЬ НЕ ОСТАНАВЛИВАЕТСЯ, ПРОХОДИТ ТОЛЬКО ВРЕМЯ.
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