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!

Antique Watch Restoration by Archie Perkins

Here are a couple of great books covering a wide range of topics and techniques in antique watch repair. The subjects range from the basics to fairly advanced. Some of the information is available elsewhere, but it is very unusual to see a collection like this, a modern publication, in print. These books are a niche publication, and probably won't be around for long. Check them out!

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