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    Hello from the UK

    Hi All
    Just found the forum for pocket watches, and would like to say hello and introduce myself.
    Previously I collected 400 day anniversary clocks, but soon found I was rapidly losing out on living space as my collection grew, so have now downsized to American Pocket Watches. (And to keep peace with the wife !!)

    I have been collecting since December and here`s my four starters, which I will share pictures of,

    1909 Waltham 18s 7jewel model 1883

    1906 Waltham Riverside 16s Hunting model 19jewel

    1926 Elgin grade 292 half hunter 16s 7jewel

    1913 Hamilton 992 with Montgomery dial model 1 16s 21jewel

    Cheers Jon

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    Hello from the UK

    Welcome to the forum Jon, you'll find a great deal of help and advice on here as well as lots of excuses to buy more watches and we love pictures so don't hold back

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    Re: Hello from the UK

    Thanks Matt for the welcome.
    Here`s my 1909 Waltham 18s 7jewel model 1883
    The dial was produced for the Canadian market, so I have been told.
    Dial is due to be cleaned - will post after clean, at some point.
    Watch runs for 30 plus hours on one wind, not bad for a 106 year old.

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    Thanks Jon

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    Re: Hello from the UK

    Welcome to the board...I am looking forward to seeing your collection...

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    Re: Hello from the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleotime View Post
    Welcome to the board...I am looking forward to seeing your collection...
    Likewise..


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    Re: Hello from the UK

    I too echo what everyone else is saying as well. Look forward to seeing your collection.

    Welcome!

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    Re: Hello from the UK

    Welcome from a fellow Brit, now living in Spain.

    Why not also show and explain what is a 400 day 'Anniversary' clock.
    Why 400 days (not 365) and why Anniversary?

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    Re: Hello from the UK

    Now get hold of some English pocket watches :)

    English lever with a free spring balance on a three quarter plate is the place to start.
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    Re: Hello from the UK

    Welcome to the forum!
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    Thanks all for the warm welcome. Will post my watches for you all in seperate threads. In answer to why a 400 day anniversary clock is so called it was because they are designed to run for 400 days on 1 wind maximum but the idea is to wind up on an anniversary such as a birthday for example. Now back on topic !!
    Cheers Jon
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