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Author Topic: A old train pocket watch lovers playground.  (Read 3043 times)

United States United States

« on: August 06, 2013, 06:44:28 pm »

Hello everyone,
I'm new to the forum and slightly new to watchmaking. However I routinely have dreams about movements and people constantly have to get my attention sometimes when I crack open the back of my watch and stare.
I found an off the beaten path antique shop by my place with loads of old pocket watches! Now I have to limit myself so I don't spend my whole paycheck.
I picked up this beauty a couple days ago! The seller only wanted $45... After a clean it runs perfectly and holds time wonderfully.

Anyways I just wanted to share and say Hi to everyone.
Prof Thadeus Q. Wychlock
Zeppelin Admiral
United Kingdom United Kingdom

What Watt ?!

« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2013, 08:50:31 pm »

Nice Smiley
Good find Smiley

"In a world whose only quarrel with instant gratification is that it takes too long, we are practitioners of a dying art: patience."
Zeppelin Captain
Canada Canada

aka Miss Primrose C Leigh

« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2013, 02:12:24 am »

Lucky you.
Deck Hand
Canada Canada

« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2013, 12:44:41 am »

Sweet, does he have more?  Those rarely go for less then $100 on the bay.

All my vintages are at
Snr. Officer
United Kingdom United Kingdom

If at first you don't succeed, use a bigger hammer

« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2013, 10:51:33 pm »

That's a nice watch, good find.

"Geoffrey, take their coats. No, not up the tree..."

United States United States

« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2013, 06:32:33 am »

Thank you! Smiley He does have lots more.
I picked up this beauty today.

made at the Trenton Watch Company Factory, Trenton, NJ, from 1900-1904. This one is a standard 16S and was sold as movement only.

It was made before Ingersoll bought Trenton.

I cleaned and serviced and found that the balance wheel spring is broken. Took me awhile but found a guy selling this same watch with a broken mainspring, face plate, and no dials, but an intact balance wheel! So yet another $200 watch that only cost me $80 total to get working. Cheesy
Argus Fairbrass
Rogue Ætherlord
England England

So English even the English don't get it!

« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2013, 09:09:35 am »

Hello and welcome, nice find indeed.

If you haven't already, peruse this thread at your leisure and enjoy the pocket watch porn.

Have her steamed and brought to my tent!
United Kingdom United Kingdom

« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2013, 07:28:59 pm »

Hi, and well done! I'm jealous as you like about your finds, wish I had a place like that near. Keep it up!

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