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Rook

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About Rook

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  • Birthday 13/09/1949
  1. Anyone familiar with Junghans clocks? If anyone has one similar to mine I'd like to see pictures of it. I did a little research on mine and found it to be a Junghans beehive type bracket clock made in Germany. The movement is a W 103 type and the 10.14 marked inside indicates the product date to be October 1914. The house I grew up in back in the 50s in Knoxville, TN had this old clock sitting on the mantle where it had been since around 1915 when my great grandfather bought it according to my mom. My mom gave the clock to me 7 years ago and it's been running perfectly now while sitting on my mantle. It's 105 years old and it keeps very good time.
  2. Pin knives look nice and they're also a very handy fob to carry.carry.
  3. Thanks for the compliment David. While I do have other watches I just enjoy carrying one of Great Grandpa's more than any other especially the Waltham since it has a hunter case. When I check the time it often makes me wonder what he might have been doing at this time around the turn of the 20th century? Below is a picture I have of him sometime during that timeframe with his favorite hunting dog and his automobile in Knoxville, Tennessee USA. You can see his pocket watch chain on his vest in the photo.
  4. You could just wind it on the 6th day instead of the 8th. :)
  5. Anybody that advertises they can clean and oil a pocket watch in a couple of hours I would steer clear of because it's not being taken completely apart and cleaned correctly. Here in the good old US of A I would also steer clear of the bargain basement deals also. If they're not charging at least $150 to $200 I don't see how they could possibly make any money without taking short cuts.
  6. I use a single blade razor blade the type used to get paint off of glass etc to open case backs with. They're very thin but yet strong enough to not break when using them to pry with. Just make sure you don't try to pry open a screw on back.
  7. I wear one of my Great Grandfather's pocket watches everyday no matter where I'm going. The one I like the most was his Waltham 1883, Crescent Street, 17 jewel, hunter case, made in 1896.
  8. I have a couple of old gold pin knives that I carry on my watch chains.
  9. Nah! :oldman: - - but I'll bet somebody cracks replacing the power cell PDQ :lol: The battery is not replaceable. It's rechargable and when it dies it's dead!
  10. I keep my pocket watches in my gun safe except for the one that I'm carrying.
  11. A chain is only as strong as it's weakest link and the link that holds the swivel clasp on your chain is substantially smaller than the other links so, you could get by with a smaller chain if you wanted to.
  12. Wonder how many old heirlooms have been ruined by someone trying to pry open a pocket watch case that has a screw on back? That makes me cringe to think about it.
  13. DJ I've tried all the watch forums that I know of and I searched google over and over again but no luck there either. I've never heard of watchuseek so I'll try that next. Thanks for the info and I appreciate the welcome to the forum.
  14. First time poster here and I have a question that maybe someone might have an answer to. I just purchased an American Watch Co. PS Bartlett pocket watch, 18 size, 11 jewel, key wind. It's an 1857 model, serial no. 578632, made in 1871 that's running and keeping excellent time. The thing that puzzles me is the name of the case company? Anybody know anything about this WBW & Co. which appears to have been made in Philadelphia? I've never heard of it and nobody I've talked to has any knowledge of it either.
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