Aren’t watchmaker’s paper labels cool?
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    Aren’t watchmaker’s paper labels cool?

    Hello folks I’ve just seen this pocket watch on eBay and the watchmaker’s label made me chuckle



    I love the line asking for recommendations, much more civilised than a quick email asking for feedback

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    Re: Aren’t watchmaker’s paper labels cool?

    Maybole in Ayrshire was more well known for its boot and shoe factories than watches. Farmers heavy leather “tackety” boots with rows of metal studs in the soles and turned up toes for ease of walking over rough ground were a speciality. Every farmer and shepherd in the county and beyond had a pair and a pocket watch kept secure on a leather whang which in all probability was a broken boot lace.

    Alas another craft industry which is now gone forever and replaced by cheaper imports from China.

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    This is my favorite from the collection. Really neat. Everything on the watch matches the papers too!

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    Re: Aren’t watchmaker’s paper labels cool?

    Quote Originally Posted by busmatt View Post
    Hello folks I’ve just seen this pocket watch on eBay and the watchmaker’s label made me chuckle



    I love the line asking for recommendations, much more civilised than a quick email asking for feedback

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    Well Matt, a really nice way to say 'give me five stars'.

    Here is the same one (as NOS!) for 34 quid plus postage. At those price levels, we now really have to check for possible re-prints of those things. Perhaps, one could try with a photocopy or a scanner and a good printer. I fear, that the re-dial discussions might get competition... Whatever, this seller has 100% positive with 18098 transactions, so practically beyond any doubt.


    https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Original-poc...-/352514819717
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    Matt, looking yourself for a verge thingie? :)
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    Re: Aren’t watchmaker’s paper labels cool?

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    Matt, looking yourself for a verge thingie? :)
    Quite possibly at some stage in the future, something pre 1800.

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    Re: Aren’t watchmaker’s paper labels cool?

    Go for it, a real pleasure to hold something -200years in the hands, working, mechanical :)
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    Re: Aren’t watchmaker’s paper labels cool?

    Quote Originally Posted by busmatt View Post
    Quite possibly at some stage in the future, something pre 1800.

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    You might as well get both, like this verge from the second half of the 18th century (by John Richard, London). The inlay however is somewhat unspectacular, as the modest watchmaker and jeweller from Huntly, Scotland, is not asking his customers for a positive feedback on his label...
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