Antique Pocket Watches

This video is a great introduction to a classic antique collectible: Pocket Watches.

American watch companies came to distinguish their product from the more expensive Swiss by mass production. The American Watch Company in Waltham, Massachusetts lead the way.

It soon became known as the Waltham Watch Company. Elgin was soon to follow.

We discuss hunter cases and open-face watches. Key wind movements, followed by stem wind with stem set, lever set, and pin set movements. What distinguishes railroad-grade pocket watches?

This information and other questions are answered in this introductory video on Antique Pocket Watches.

 


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