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!

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Briefly, Shipping

I get a lot of packages, via USPS Priority Mail mostly. Nothing has ever been lost in 1000s of packages. Four times in ten years a package has seemed to have gone missing. Two times, the package was addressed incorrectly and the post office found it promptly. One other time it turned out that the package had never actually been sent, and on the forth occasion the package had actually been sent to a completely different shop.

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