Found 34 articles matching Watches & Accessories category.
  • Jun 30 2009
  • 30 Jun 2009

‘On the Ball’—Webb C. Ball’s Contribution to Railroad Watches and Timekeeping

Webb C. Ball was born in Fredericktown, Ohio on Oct. 6, 1847 and became a jeweler & watchmaker. When Standard Time was first adopted in […]

  • Jun 8 2009
  • 8 Jun 2009

How Much Does the Previous Owner Impact the Value of an Antique or Collectible?

With appraisal work, no one aspect affects value in the short term more for an antique or collectible than an iron-clad provenance. Even the most […]

  • May 4 2009
  • 4 May 2009

Longines’ World War Two Pilot’s Wristwatch

This Longines’ World War Two Pilot’s Wristwatch, with a Wheem’s aircraft navigational calculation bezel, is an early and quite rare Longines Aircraft Navigation watch. This […]

  • Mar 17 2009
  • 17 Mar 2009

Valuable Items That Slip Through the Cracks

When it’s time to liquidate a family estate what are the first things we think of as having value. The dinning room is our first […]

  • Mar 11 2009
  • 11 Mar 2009

A Short History of the Wristwatch

The first fully portable timepieces began to appear in the early 1500s, but they were so inaccurate, they only needed one hand: for the hours. […]

  • Jan 9 2009
  • 9 Jan 2009

Top Obama Inaugural Collectibles

Superstar Will Smith got teary. Ellen Malcolm, founder of Emily’s List called it “a proud moment in our nation’s history.” Great Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon […]

  • Dec 29 2008
  • 29 Dec 2008

Early 20th Century Prestige Watches

The early 20th century saw fierce competition among American watch companies. Every watch company in the country produced a “top of the line” watch, of […]

  • Dec 19 2008
  • 19 Dec 2008

Boston Watch Co. Dennison Howard and Davis

The early watch manufacturers didn’t do things consistently or exactly in series. The Boston Watch Company—the granddaddy of all American watch companies—is particularly annoying in […]

  • Nov 17 2008
  • 17 Nov 2008

THE HAMILTON WATCH CO.

The Hamilton Watch Company came into existence in 1892. The name Hamilton was selected to honor Andrew Hamilton, original owner of the site of Lancaster. Hamilton was granted the land by William Penn’s heirs and is credited with founding the city of Lancaster with his son James.

  • Nov 17 2008
  • 17 Nov 2008

Jacob Custer Watchmaker, Norristown, Pa.

Jacob D. Custer (1805-1872) is an important name in American horology, he is best known for his clocks which he made in Norristown, Pa. beginning in the early 1830s.