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What’s in for Fall and Winter Jewelry (11/11/08)
Flirty, bold and big are in for fall and winter accessories and jewelry is no exception. More >>


THE ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH CO. (11/7/08)
Elgin National Watch Company was founded in 1864, right as the Civil War was coming to an end. The first watch Elgin made, an 18-sized B.W. Raymond railroad grade watch, was finished in 1867, and over the course of the next 100 years, it went on to produce about 60 million watches. Elgin produced its first wristwatch around 1910, leading most other American watch companies by many years. More >>


THE WATCH THAT MADE THE DOLLAR FAMOUS (11/4/08)
The Ingersoll Watch Company is famous for two things. In its early incarnation, it produced the ubiquitous “dollar watch,” and several decades later made the equally ubiquitous Mickey Mouse watch, which actually saved the then-financially shaky company. More >>


THE ROLEX COSMOGRAPH (10/31/08)
Amongst the various complications popular in contemporary wristwatches, the chronograph offers a most practical function in a broad spectrum of situations. More >>


An Archaeologist Who Digs Beads (10/28/08)
Editor’s Note: Dolores Elliott’s background may be in archaeology, but her lifelong love is Iroquois-beadwork antiques and collectibles. More >>


The Rolex Submariner (10/1/08)
Submariner 5513Rolex introduced the Submariner at the 1954 Basel Watch Fair. The first production model, available to the public that same year, was Ref. 6204. This was originally promoted at the Basel Fair as a scuba diving watch, without the word “Submariner” on the dial. More >>


Boston Watch Co.’s Howard & Rice watches (10/1/08)
The pioneering American watch company, in its incarnation as the Boston Watch Company (formerly Waltham Watch Company) struggled through 1854 to produce 10 watches a day. Even this was too much for the trade to absorb and the company chugged along through 1855 gradually getting its watches accepted in the trade, but barely making ends meet. More >>


Dating Mexican Silver (10/1/08)
A Sterling Silver Bracelet & Earrings Set with Obsidian & Onyx stones, some in the form of Aztec faces, marked with simple pre-1940s Mexico’s tradition of magnificent silverwork dates as far back as the 1530s. Mexico has abundant deposits of precious metals, so it was natural that a thriving jewelry and hollowware market would evolve there. But establishing authenticity, purity and age – especially for vintage and antique pieces – can be challenging. More >>


The Rolex GMT (9/19/08)
Rolex GMT 6542 In the 1950s innovations in aviation technology made transatlantic travel a more appealing option than ever before. The airline Pan Am quickly emerged as a leader in transatlantic travel by jet plane. More >>


Antique Elgin Watch (9/10/08)
I have an antique Elgin pocket watch. It is Sterling Silver with a very heavy gauge Sterling Silver chain. The face has a seconds face on is as well. Still works perfect. Is it worth anything? Thank you, Janice Konsler More >>


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