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Dial Search??

New postby Marty101 » Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:55 am

I am hearing rumors about a pocket watch site that offers dial style suggestions...similar to giving a serial number and getting data on the movement. That's about all I know. New guys are asking me to help them find it. I don't have any idea if it's true or not.
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Re: Dial Search??

New postby brownsrplm » Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:23 pm

Sounds quite far fetched to me Marty, they would have to have access to information that I have never seen, nor anybody else...
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Re: Dial Search??

New postby Marty101 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:37 pm

It WAS far-fetched and half-truths. The Pocket Watch Data Base is what the misinformed guy was referring-apparently. They have pics of dials people have posted,but the data is either missing completely or incomplete. It is a start though,and might evolve with time.
That site has done very well,and it gives me hope for the "pocket watch community" so to speak. I know things ebb and flow,but I believe there is a silent population of pocket watch winders out there doing their pocket watch thing. 8-)
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Re: Dial Search??

New postby brownsrplm » Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:04 am

Yes, it will evolve alright...right into whatever they deem to be correct whether it is or not. For instance; with a dial posted for a movement the poster claims is correct for the watch, (but he put it on there himself) and wants the information to be true. In light of what "truth" is these days eventually, like everything else truth will be whatever they want it to be even if it has no basis in fact from the manufacturer... :( :(
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Re: Dial Search??

New postby Marty101 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:50 pm

Yes,misinformation can be worse than none,and the new guys will suffer most.
But-it's the 1st attempt I've seen. It only takes one man to post a correction or maybe add more data-maybe raise the standards. If data is missing,like correct dial for a particular movement,at least the IDing dials is a good start. Maybe it will follow naturally. I hope so. :|

Of course I'm all talk here. What I know about correct dials,their factory ID #'s etc. I could fit in my ear. Or on a dozen movements maybe,whichever comes first. ;)

I never thought the site would be of any use at all. I think it popped up when the Elgin Site went down,and I felt we were set back years.
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Re: Dial Search??

New postby Stephan » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:17 pm

Link ??
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Re: Dial Search??

New postby Marty101 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:25 am

Steve-sorry I'm so slow:
https://pocketwatchdatabase.com/search/ ... m/23066114
Login in my friend and more choices will open up for you,OK?
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Re: Dial Search??

New postby Stephan » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:24 pm

I had a look.

I realize this is a commercial thing done by someone but just imaging if someone independent like say the NAWCC had built something like this instead of that piece of rubbish sales site they built.

Imagine if they had got serious about it and the members had got interested enough to make sure the data was accurate.

What a resource to collectors it could have become.

It may still become that over time. Others have gone this rout and been successful. We will see
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Re: Dial Search??

New postby Stephan » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:47 pm

This site was built the same way.

http://lathes.co.uk/

Now the go to place if you need to know anything about an old lathe. Try looking up yours on it.
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