As we close out the study of Charles P. Corliss, we take a look at the evolution of his patented stem winding and setting designs. From the 1885 patented design.
Yesterday, we took a look at the snap-ring dial Charles P. Corliss patented in 1879 in an attempt to create an “interchangeable” watch while working at the Elgin National Watch.
Today, we take a look under the dial of an Elgin Grade 155, originally introduced in 1896. The pendant setting mechanism was a patented design created by Charles Peletiab Corliss,.
The lack of factory records for Seth Thomas has been a challenge for researchers and collectors alike. Fortunately, serial lookup engines have been created using observations from surviving watches, allowing.
While uncommon, the production lines at the watch factories in American were not entirely flawless. Occasionally, we find evidence of movements with errors that were still sold to the market..
This post serves as an analysis of a "Frankenwatch" currently for sale on eBay in order to educate novice buyers regarding some pitfalls while building a collection. The Report Recently,.