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    Oct 2008
    USA, New Mexico

    Back to the Dollar Watches

    Allthough these are referred to as Dollar Watches , mainly because they were made by a company that Ingersoll purchased in 1914, they were far from low quality. The New England Watch Company made beautiful Duplex Escapement and pin lever escapement watches w/ high quality cases from 1914- 1922. This is an example w/ a celluloid dial and another celluloid dial only.

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    Last edited by Rob31; October 26th, 2008 at 13:53.

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    Apr 2008

    Re: Back to the Dollar Watches

    Like the dial with the dog I dont see dollar watches at the NAWCC marts mutch here in Calif I am going to look the next time I go to one.

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    Member Eeeb's Avatar
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    Jul 2007
    Great Lakes - USofA

    Re: Back to the Dollar Watches

    I never knew celluloid was used for dials... but it makes perfect sense. I believe it can be printed fairly easily.

    Your collection is wonderful.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Oberstedten, Germany

    Re: Back to the Dollar Watches

    Hi -

    I have a really old Junghans alarm clock from the late 1920s that has a paper dial. It's a fairly heavyweight paper, a tad thicker than construction paper, but that's all there is! Apparently good paper, since it has held up ever since...

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