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Hello, my name is Alexander I am a 32 year old pharmacy technician. I am originally from Canada, but currently live in the United States.  I am rather new to watch collecting and repair, but have always had an interest in mechanical objects.

My small collection consists primarily of pocketwatches from the latter half of the nineteenth century.  I do own two or three pocketwatch from the pre-war era and one watch from the late eighteenth century.

My repair experience is extremely limited.  I am certain that I will be asking many questions and will be happy for any advise I am given.

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You have to load images to a hosting site and them upload the images, or you could host pictures in the Gallery for a £5 I think. Try again do not be put off :thumbsup:

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Let's try posting these again shall we:

IMG_3911_zpsqyxpx1ag.jpgIMG_3913_zpsz5g6e5hv.jpgIMG_3922_zpsxoh0y692.jpgIMG_3925_zpskkyphcbs.jpgIMG_3927_zpst00jqvl5.jpgThis is the first watch I was given it belonged to my Great-Grandfather

IIMG_3928_zpst5qfhh4k.jpgIMG_3929_zpsaw3czqxm.jpgIMG_3949_zpslzssn4sn.jpgIMG_3931_zpsdq5z9ccf.jpgIMG_3936_zpshwxnh3uv.jpgIMG_3937_zpseks8hnew.jpgIMG_3939_zpshh976ljw.jpgIMG_3938_zpsxz5ghgph.jpgIMG_3940_zpsqhzkccgd.jpgIMG_3950_zpsz80tarxq.jpgIMG_3951_zpsdr4n8mwb.jpgIMG_3954_zpsoawiw5vm.jpgIMG_3955_zps9gd4tpyt.jpgIMG_3956_zpsasy2eauy.jpgIMG_3961_zpspnwtksbl.jpgIMG_3965_zpsxvuo4sgu.jpgIMG_3966_zpsiokpzlfi.jpgIMG_3970_zpsvnmh5giz.jpgIMG_3973_zps0igsbm3b.jpgIMG_3975_zps6cdovija.jpgIMG_3976_zpssagzlnsc.jpgIMG_3977_zpsxlfyq1z7.jpgIMG_3979_zpseuhidkwd.jpgIMG_3980_zpsmiumdpo9.jpgIMG_3981_zpsiemxwpxc.jpgIMG_3982_zpsq5xcrgq3.jpgIMG_3879_zpse1njjm3b.jpgIMG_3881_zpsiis98t6k.jpgIMG_3883_zpsu2hsrn4d.jpgIMG_3989_zpschmfzl12.jpgIMG_3994_zps4nwvyenz.jpg

This all of them except for two which are currently not in my possession at the moment

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Great collection of pocket watches, I am moving this topic to the Pocket Watch section

Welcome aboard!

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Lovely collection

American pocket watches are some of the finest made, i love the ball and Illinois watch

Interestingly some are marked "safety pinion" your probably aware of this but the centre wheel pinion is not a part of the centre shaft, but actually screwed onto the shaft by means of a thread, this is to prevent damage to the watch if the mainspring breaks, the shock loading is absorbed by the centre wheel and it just unscrews, rather than transmitting the shock to the smaller pinions in the train which can fail

Clever those Americans :) 

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