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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:03 am Reply with quote
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I violated my moral principles yesterday and bought a Lady's pocket watch. I even paid ever so slightly more that what I thought to be melt, although after actually weighing the case it is heavier than I thought.

Anyway, I bought it because it was so close to perfect and because the case mark was so cool. More junk to clutter the bank box. BTW, the movement appears to be a 15j version of the Lady Elgin 10s gr 29. This one is much more highly finished than the two others I have with chamfered edges on all of the brightwork.

Excuse my iPhone pix. Cool












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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:23 am Reply with quote
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Original Box, too!

Yeah I can see why you bought that one. Over all a very nice watch!

Never heard of that maker.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:33 am Reply with quote
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Gorgeous.

How big a town was Wheeling, W.Va. back then? I can't imagine very.
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W. Va.!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:35 am Reply with quote
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Crisp gold is always a keeper here, nice one. Geno
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:38 am Reply with quote
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Neilywatch wrote:
Original Box, too!

Yeah I can see why you bought that one. Over all a very nice watch!

Never heard of that maker.


The box is just a box that fit the watch from my stash. It seems the same era as the watch....but I gotta be honest.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:05 am Reply with quote
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Nice Looking watch Johnny C!

Thanks for posting it!

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that is really sweet !!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:22 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks dudes. I can't find out much about Hebrank & Bro, Wheeling, WV. There are a couple of articles and ads in local newspapers indicating that they were in business during the second half of the 1800s and that they sold watches and jewelry. There is a story of a very high end watch supplied by Hebrank being presented as a gift to an Arch Bishop or some other religious figure.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:06 am Reply with quote
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That is a sweetie,Ladies or no!! Smile

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I see nothing wrong with ladies size watches. As a matter of fact, they are great and so is yours. I now have a different opinion of West Virginia. I'll bet those coal mine owners were the jeweler's best customers. Cool

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:35 am Reply with quote
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darrah wrote:
I'll bet those coal mine owners were the jeweler's best customers. Cool


Darrah, a lot of great watches have come out of small mining/RR towns in Virginia and West Virginia. Money = watches. So it has been and so it will always be.

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