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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.

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The Most Popular Posts

This is the sort of thing that goes on at year's end, right?

Here are the five most popular posts, most viewed, posts from this blog.  Most posts get views in the low double digits, over long periods.  For whatever reason, these and few more are viewed in the double digits everyday.

5. What Type of Wristwatch Does Barack Obama Wear

4. Lookup Elgin Serial Numbers

3. Elgin Serial Number Beginning with a Letter

2. Elgin Serial Numbers Lookup

And the most popular...

1. How To Open A Pocketwatch Case

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