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Today's Exciting Events
PostForum: Stephen Gaal's BLOG   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:06 am   Subject: Today's Exciting Events
John B Scott
 
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What about good quality American pocket watches??
Getting Married in Heaven
PostForum: Common Sense   Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:49 am   Subject: Getting Married in Heaven
John B Scott
 
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Subject: Getting Married in Heaven

On their way to get married, a young couple were involved in a fatal car
accident.

The couple found themselves sitting outside the Pearly Gates waiting for St ...
dial collecting
PostForum: Dial Discussions   Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:56 am   Subject: dial collecting
John B Scott
 
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The Elgin Arabic dial came loose, a long time ago. I forget the details but it is old (and unsigned) - 1870s to mid 1880s, I would say. Currently it is on a Grade 69 BWR (263412, as it happens).

Un ...
dial collecting
PostForum: Dial Discussions   Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:35 am   Subject: dial collecting
John B Scott
 
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This is the Ball-Hampden dial that I mentioned, above. Not blemish-free but it has cleaned up nicely and it looks very beautiful on 18s tu-tone 23J Special Railway 1150060.
dial collecting
PostForum: Dial Discussions   Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:22 am   Subject: dial collecting
John B Scott
 
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Those are very interesting comments, especially the ones about freelancing and Arabic numerals.

You have made me wonder about this dial.
dial collecting
PostForum: Dial Discussions   Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:22 pm   Subject: dial collecting
John B Scott
 
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I guess I should be clear about what I see as fancy dials - those colourful ones with bits of gold here and there. Yes, with curly gold hands.

I would never consider a Moorhouse EH&Co dial, for ...
San Francisco advertising dial/Portuguese Mercantile Co.
PostForum: Dial Discussions   Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:45 pm   Subject: San Francisco advertising dial/Portuguese Mercantile Co.
John B Scott
 
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So do I, even though I am on the other side. It is a special place.
dial collecting
PostForum: Dial Discussions   Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:41 pm   Subject: dial collecting
John B Scott
 
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For the first 30 years, or so, I actively avoided the many private label dials that could be had (often at lowered prices), sticking to straight down the line open face railroads. I thought I was work ...
dial collecting
PostForum: Dial Discussions   Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:38 pm   Subject: dial collecting
John B Scott
 
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For the first 30 years, or so, I actively avoided the many private label dials that could be had (often at lowered prices), sticking to straight down the line open face railroads. I thought I was work ...
I can play signed Moorhouse dials also
PostForum: Dial Discussions   Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:25 pm   Subject: I can play signed Moorhouse dials also
John B Scott
 
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I appreciate seeing those. Dials are so important.
warm today
PostForum: Stephen Gaal's BLOG   Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:51 pm   Subject: warm today
John B Scott
 
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It seems as though Melbourne is where it is all happening!

For those away, this is our summer holiday, so we are at a bit of a loose end.
The new Complest Guide to Watches
PostForum: Pocket Watch Value Line for Collectors   Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:14 am   Subject: The new Complest Guide to Watches
John B Scott
 
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I agree with Stephen and I also find it an honour to tread the same path that was followed by the talented people who created the watches, in the first place.
are you one of the last 600, you know what?
PostForum: Common Sense   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:26 am   Subject: are you one of the last 600, you know what?
John B Scott
 
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Well chosen!
John B Scott posted some great info on NSW plus 2 watches
PostForum: The Watch Collectors' Journal    Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:27 am   Subject: John B Scott posted some great info on NSW plus 2 watches
John B Scott
 
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Yesterday I cleaned and oiled Waltham movement 19106909 as it had been in the bank vault for many years prior to its recent withdrawal. I wanted to ensure that it is in good order and to check its tim ...
John B Scott posted some great info on NSW plus 2 watches
PostForum: The Watch Collectors' Journal    Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:25 pm   Subject: John B Scott posted some great info on NSW plus 2 watches
John B Scott
 
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Firstly, I like your new home (separate post).

Secondly, I ...
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