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!

New Instagram Stream

Instagram finally pushed out (to me at least) simple support for multiple accounts on mobile, just this morning. So I took the opportunity to create a second account for other-than-horological content, which is to say generally more personal, mundane and everyday ish. It wasn't completely straight forward to get it working, but it is working now. So, take your pick, both or neither!



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