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!


Here are links to some Collections I have created on various topics.  New items are added to these frequently!

Watches, Pocketwatches and Horology

  • Watch Projects  - Watches currently on the bench
  • Watch History - A catch-all for documentation, pictures, artifacts and ephemera relating to the history of the pocket and wrist watch business.
  • Vintage Watches - Getting Started - Interested in watch collecting, or just buying your first antique watch? Check out these posts!
  • Wristwatches - Like it says, wristwatches!
  • Vintage Images - Antique photos and other images on a variety of subjects, many related to watches and horology
  • Horological Humor - Vintage jokes and cartoons for and by watchmakers
  • Vintage Advertising  - Old print ads for for watches, and watchmaking supplies, material and services
  • Headed Home - Watches headed back to their owners

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Collections are hosted on Google+. You don't have to have a Google account to follow them, but it helps!

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