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cmatlack
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This is my Great Grandfathers pocket watch, passed down to my Grandfather, then to my Father and then to me.

Mfg. Circa 1894

Oh the places this has been.

C&C Welcome.




Thank you,

-cmatlack


Edited by cmatlack on Oct 08, 2007 at 08:02 PM GMT







Oct 08, 2007 at 07:57 PM
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Beautiful.
I like that the "handle" at the top is out of focus.
(But I would like it better if the engraving of the leaves were in better focus.)
Very nicely done!
~ Carrol



Oct 08, 2007 at 10:28 PM
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Beautiful watch and beautiful picture


Oct 09, 2007 at 01:14 AM
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Beautifully done! What a wonderful heirloom, and you captured it perfectly, in my humble opinion. Good DOF, and lighting. Really brought out the beauty of the works.




Oct 09, 2007 at 05:18 AM
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Caroll, Saul & Philly,

Thank you for your positive comments, This was really a fun WA to do. I haven't looked at the watch for years.

More history of the watch.

It is still in working order, looks well used and is missing the hour hand. I am actually thinking of taking it to the local jewelry store and see what it would cost to have it cleaned and repaired. A quick Google search on Elgin watches turned up an old database, based on the serial number this is what turned up about this watch.

grade total runs first yr last yr class size code jewels Adj/name
----- ----- ----- -------- ------- ----- ---- ------ ------ ----------
128 7000 6 1893 1894 31 16s o3n5p 11j

I have no way of photographing these but on further inspection of the movement cover, there are very very small engravings of past repairs to the watch, look like the were scratched into the metal with a small sharp metal pin.

6-25-00 & 1-7-03 & 10-10-10 & 8-9-45 & 8-1-51 "must not be a swiss watch "

Thanks Again,

-cmatlack



Oct 09, 2007 at 11:15 AM
 

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I like the crop and color...good luck!


Oct 10, 2007 at 04:29 AM
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Nice shot. These old movements are really beautiful.


Oct 10, 2007 at 05:37 AM
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Congratulations, finalist!!!




Oct 11, 2007 at 07:12 PM
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Nice capture! Even better that its an Elgin watch! (I live in Elgin)


Oct 12, 2007 at 02:35 PM





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