Pocket Watches

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:41 am
Winchester rifles have a history deeply rooted in the late 1800's. I have loved that era, growing up playing with guns and watching westerns on TV. I try to accumulate western memorabilia as well. Pocket watches are a part of that. I have this Elgin solid gold watch which I wear to a Cowboy Shoot or special occasion.

It is a 17 jewel hunter case with a box hinge. The face is porcelain with sculpted hands and embossed numerals. The chain is 14K gold as well with the elk Ivories I got out of my first elk. The silver dollar is one I kept since I was a kid. The frame it is mounted in is an 18K gold pocket watch frame I found in a dump near an abandoned homestead...

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This is the elk that donated the ivories...

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:53 am
I like pocket watches for some reason they dont work for me!!!!!!!!
I just dont have any luck with any of them :evil:
"Im just a Peckerwood who lives in the hills with too many guns"

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:13 pm
Endearing post- My Dad was a watchmaker. This post made reminded me of him- he was a master and he particularly loved pocket watches. I recently acquired a 1918 model 12 (s/n165293). The "old stuff" flips my switch... Maybe because of the late nights I spent watching my Dad at the bench. I don't know, I gravitated to aviation. A&P mechanic and pilot getting close to hanging it up myself, and always thanking Dad for that "innate" mechanical ability that provided me with a love and a living. Now I'll have more time to spend with the stuff that always interested me on the periphery... I can forsee a beautiful relationship with this "old "model 12".
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:40 pm
Until May 2014 my watch collection, pocket and wrist, was 100. I thinned the herd to 30 by auction.

My favorite is this 1921 Elgin 21 jewel hunter with a young unknown in a sailor suit on the inside back.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:31 am
Real nice watches...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:07 pm
Thanks SHOOTER. Revived an old thread. Perhaps there are other collecters.
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