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    Help me identify this pocket watch

    I just found a watch in my attic, it is silver, thin, and is called a "Lords Leeds". Is there anyinfo someone can give me about this? It looks very old, at least 40-50 years. Please help!

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    Re: Help me identify this pocket watch

    Pics!! Pleeze!!
    "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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    Re: Help me identify this pocket watch

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeweezer80 View Post
    What a goofy watch with a backward dial! I have a watch kind of like it ...


    But seriously, pics of the movement would help more. There are stickies (posts 'stuck' at the top of the forum) which you will find helpful.
    "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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    Re: Help me identify this pocket watch

    Mike, I think you took a picture of the watch in a mirror...lol

    Of course you know I'm kidding.
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    Re: Help me identify this pocket watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Challenger View Post
    Mike, I think you took a picture of the watch in a mirror...lol

    Of course you know I'm kidding.


    hahaha good old macbook cam reverses the image.... no one has info about this?

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    Re: Help me identify this pocket watch

    I'll take a guess, Baron & Leeds, is a a high end jeweler in Hawaii. I read somewhere that the company name dates to 1948. It's possible that Leeds predates it. I do know that occasionally a Leeds watch pops up that bears all the signs of being a private label watch. The problem is that it does't explain the Lords. There are two possibilities for Lords the better one is a popular Chicago department store that closed in the early 60's the other is a small department store chain in Massachusetts. None of which explains the combination on one line.

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    Re: Help me identify this pocket watch

    I suspect you'll have to supply a quality photo of the movement before anyone can get any further. Macro camera, and not Macbook

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    Quote Originally Posted by trim View Post
    I suspect you'll have to supply a quality photo of the movement before anyone can get any further. Macro camera, and not Macbook

    I know im prob gonna get in trouble (im new to this), but what is the movement? and how do i access this?

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    Re: Help me identify this pocket watch

    The mechanism inside. People used to put all sorts of names on the dials, but we can usually identify a movement (no promises) which can give a rough idea of age and maker.

    Usually the back on a watch like this will snap open with a case knife or be screw on. Looking at your photo is is probably a screw back - although with such a fuzzy photo it is hard to tell. Try twisting it between your palms to see if it unscrews, unless it has an obvious tab under which you can use a fingernail or slot for a case knife. Be careful though. Don't force anything.
    Last edited by trim; October 10th, 2010 at 23:02.

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