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Classic watches, watchmaking, antique tools, history, vintage ephemera and more!

Learn about mechanical timepieces and how they work, the history of the American watch industry and especially all about the Elgin National Watch Company! Check back for new content daily.

Although this is technically a blog, the content is not generally in a time-based sequence. You can find interesting items throughout. Down the page some is an alphabetical word cloud of keywords used here. A great way to dig in is to look through those topics and click anything you find interesting. You'll see all the relevant content.

Here are a few of my favorites!

There are some large images on some posts, so that might impact your load times, bit I think you will find it worth the wait. Thanks for visiting!

Lip

Olive's First BathImage by Brian Hathcock via Flickrhttp://www.wired.com/gadgets/gadgetreviews/multimedia/2008/11/gallery_watches

Follow the link for some interesting images of classic examples of 1970s design styles in watches from French watch maker Lip.

I don't know why this this picture of a dog is here though, anymore than anyone else.
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The Marie-Antoinette

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 12:  A museum emp...Image by Getty Images via Daylifehttp://www.crunchgear.com/2008/11/17/ladies-and-gentlemen-the-marie-antoinette/

Follow the link above for some information on a really spectacular watch, the "Marie-Antoinette", and a forthcoming book. I look forward to learning more about the book. It should be an interesting subject.
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