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Creating the Dial By Craig Duling

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Eight Years In The Making By Craig Duling

Vacheron Constantin, Swiss manufacture of prestigious luxury watches, has unveiled the Reference 57260 pocket watch. A pocket watch considered to be a breakthrough technical feat and named for its record breaking 57 complications, and its world-renowned maker, Vacheron Constantin’s 260th anniversary. What started as an...

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Guide to start collecting Pocket Watches by Craig Duling

Pocket watches will never go out of style. Their functionality is forever present from its beginnings in the 16th century and through the 21st century. The first watches produced in the 16th century were known as “Nuremberg Eggs” and could hardly be characterized as the...

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How the Federal Reserve Creates Money

How the Federal Reserve Creates Money You can find pages and pages of explanations for the creation of money by the Federal Reserve. By the time you are done wading through it all you will be just as confused and in the dark as when you...

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Keystone Pocket Watches

1886-1890   The Keystone Standard Watch Company started in 1886 when they bought out the Lancaster Watch Company and its factory. When Keystone purchased Lancaster and its remaining products, they inherited 8,900 unsold finished products.Keystone Standard watches featured their patented "Dust Proof" design, which used a small...

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Independent Watch Company

1875-1881   Brothers E. W. Howard and C. M. Howard of Fredonia, New York formed the Independent Watch Company. The brothers originally started out selling patent medicines and started a side business to sell pocket watches and jewelry by mail order.Initially the brothers sold Swiss pocket watches...

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Hamilton Pocket Watches

1891 – 1969 – present     The Hamilton name is a name for all interested in the history of the pocket watches to remember, though it took a few years before its production began. It started as the Adams and Perry Watch manufacturing company which only lasted...

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Ball

1879 – 1969   On April 19, 1892, a fatal collision in Kipton, Ohio between a freight train and a passenger train, was attributed to a faulty engineer's pocket watch which stopped for 4 minutes. This accident became the impetus for the adoption of new quality standards...

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Aurora

1883 -1892 The Aurora watch company was established in July 1883. Although they were only open for nine years, the company managed to produce over 105,000 pocket watches. At $100 for each individual share, the company managed a capital of $250,000 and were given land in...

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Auburndale

1876 -1883   Jason R. Hopkins, designed a rotary watch movement that, in theory, would fill the need to adjust for positions, leading a less costly escapement. Hopkins received two U. S. Patents covering his design in 1875. Half of the rights belonged to William D. Colt...