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    It's not a watch, but a glimpse into their past

    Hello all,
    Every passing day that my collection grows, I try to find pieces that show a part of a watches history. I bought this with a collection of cufflinks, and just thought it would be nice to show something besides watches on every post. How many other fellow members collect items associated with watches as well, be it boxes, bands, ephemera and the such?


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    Re: It's not a watch, but a glimpse into their past

    Hi dtd, I like your card. I collect, in a small way, Bulova ephemera when I can, and if the price is right of course!
    Here are a few pieces, and a link tosome interesting Bulova stuff.


    1925 movement holder, gilt bronze, made by the American Standard Watch case co.






    not mine, but I love this advertising lead slug.






    1930's advertising money box, again not mine, but I want it.






    This one is mine, an early 1950's graduation gift box.






    A link to see many more Bulova novelty boxes and ordinary ones too, from the 1920's on.

    Bulova - Vintage Watch Boxes | Watchophilia.com




    Circa 1926/7 ladies box in it's original outer, untouched but missing the cushion inside.
    It is not known which factory this i depicted on the box lid, but it is probably the first Swiss one.





    A 1927 ad with the above case.



    Thanks for looking, Bob.
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    Re: It's not a watch, but a glimpse into their past

    Hi,

    Was looking through an antique store last month. No watches but this caught my eye and I thought it was worth a photo.




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    Re: It's not a watch, but a glimpse into their past

    More Bulova stuff.
    1960's display, with slowly twinkling lights.
    The owner OldTicker on myBulova (Greg) also has several Diamond Excellencies to highlight.
    I put my friend Greg from the US onto this sale because the seller would not ship to the UK, BOOO!


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    Re: It's not a watch, but a glimpse into their past

    I also have some documents for the brand I am collecting and all the mainstream models manuals.I believe a serious collection is not complete without printed and related documents.Listed most of them in the Glycine forum,not to repeat it here again: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f18/gly...-933474-2.html

    At the other hand I do appreciate the case lid papers found mainly in older British Pocket watch cases:











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    Re: It's not a watch, but a glimpse into their past

    Cool Glycine stuff!
    I once owned a 1940's Glycine, similar to the DH with a white dial, but sold it on before I fell in love with military and military styles.

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    Re: It's not a watch, but a glimpse into their past

    I tend to agree that many collectors will also collect around. I do and in part because of the additional evidence that it provides.

    Perhaps my current favourite is my oldest at around 1907, two decades after the start of the business.

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    Re: It's not a watch, but a glimpse into their past

    DATREEDUDE
    Good post and good for you, as I try to teach others "Owning a vintage watch is great, understanding where it sits in Horology is magnificent'

    To that end I collect all the parts of the Horology 'jig-saw' that surround a timepiece or a time in Horology. That includes original adverts, articles, patents, photographs. I even have original shares in John Harwoods French company of 1930.

    Or how many would have thought that Fortis (who manufactured the Harwood Perpetual) thought is such an important piaece of Horology that they added HARWOOD name to their factory.



    Here is a copy of John Harwoods 'reference' - how cool is that?


    The original Harwood box and guarantee.






    Something different. A WWI French Cavalry officer - and what is he doing?


    Yes looking at his WRISTwatch??


    Original 1906 Omega advert mans wristwatch:


    That is a tiny part of my ephemera.

    Great thread
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    Re: It's not a watch, but a glimpse into their past

    I've a nice postcart from 1900. She shows me how impressive was the watch factory for the people:

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    Unfortunately I can't read the hole text but it was writen on the right side that George Fave-Jacot produced 500 watches a day with 800 workers. Many watches for a smal place in the hills of switzerland.

    Kind regards Silke
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    That's what I think about today:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlUGeY7MWVo

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    Re: It's not a watch, but a glimpse into their past

    Thank to all for the input thus far, I hope we can get others to share some of their watch related items in the future. Here is a couple more of mine that I will add...
    Regards,
    George (datreedude)


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