I'm sure that for most of you, the pocket watch represents much more than it does to me. I'm less interested in the timekeeping aspects of them, and more in tune with the amount of labor and pure artistry went into the design and manufacture.
I will probably end up with too much money invested in a collection of "ornaments", but I'm having fun. I picked up the lot of nickel silver cases and bezels shown here, for 27 dollars shipped, and I didn't take a picture of the lot, but I picked up a nice deal on some movements ... one's actually a complete silveroid 16S waltham, minus the dial. I should take pictures of the lot, but for 35 dollars, I picked up:
The 1908 16S waltham, grade 610 needing only a dial ... silveroid case, running
a 12s NY Standard 7235306 ... running, but needs a dial. dial is hairlined and has a chip. Hands are present and in good condition though. It isn't marked as to how many jewels, but it's a 3/4 plate movement, and there are 4 visible ... so it's got "some" anyway. Nicely damaskeened nickel plates. No stem and crown
12s Illinois 15 jewels, no 2310970 ... running ... but chip and hairlines in dial and needs hour and minute hands. Again no stem and crown
6s Elgin No 16190607 15 jewels ... running ... needs all 3 hands. There's a couple tiny flakes missing at the dial's edge, but those will probably be hidden in a case. Guess what ... no stem and crown
a 10s swiss "2 finger bridge" cylinder movement with a fancy enamel dial ... 1 chip. Needs hands ... bad balance staff though. Too bad too, because it has a stem and crown.
There is a Rogers wristwatch movement that's DOA ... but it was baggage in the lot. There was also a 12s or maybe 14s porcelain dial with green dots over the numerals. Festive ... but no idea what it goes to.
Any good sources of yardsale parts for my yardsale movements? Over time, I'll be able to pick up what's needed, but it'll take some diligence.