• 13
    Nov

Timely Deals at Clock Auction

Editor’s Note: Mark Peer, WorthPoint’s Worthologist specializing in antique clocks, reports on the recent Fontaine’s auction that featured many spectacular antiques.

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  • 7
    Nov

THE ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH CO.

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.

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  • 4
    Nov

THE WATCH THAT MADE THE DOLLAR FAMOUS

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.

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  • 31
    Oct

THE ROLEX COSMOGRAPH

Amongst the various complications popular in contemporary wristwatches, the chronograph offers a most practical function in a broad spectrum of situations.

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  • 1
    Oct

The Rolex Submariner

Rolex 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.

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  • 1
    Oct

Boston Watch Co.’s Howard & Rice watches

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.

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  • 19
    Sep

The Rolex GMT

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.

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  • 10
    Sep

Antique Elgin Watch

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

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  • 4
    Sep

Spiro Agnew Watch

He was known as “Nixon’s Nixon,” and not in a good way. As vice president of the United States under Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973, Spiro T. “Ted” Agnew became the voice of the Establishment, a critic of the critics of society in general and the Vietnam War policy in particular.

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  • 4
    Sep

HISTORY OF THE EVOLUTION OF THE ROLEX SPORT WATCH

Rolex is a name synomonous with wealth and extravagance, simply stated. Although this may be true, there is a lot more to the picture. The company and its founder Hans Wildorf have actually made some very important contributions to Horology. Msr. Wilsdorf devoted his life to Horology and his company, creating a vision.

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