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!

Vintage Watch Wave

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Do you have a Google Wave account?

I have created a public forum on Google Wave for discussion of vintage watches and watchmaking. Sign on to Google Wave and search for "Vintage Pocketwatch Repair and Restoration" and feel free to join in.

If you don't have Google Wave account, I can send you a Google invitation to sign up. Just email me to let me know.

See you on the Wave...
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