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Re: New member checking in....

New postby Marty101 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:15 am

Neal welcome. Sounds like some nice examples of American pocket watches,congrats. I'm sure you'll get them running hanging here,whether you want to learn repairs or find a trustworthy man to do it.
As for the wristies they aren't my thing-but lots of other men are into them and I'm sure will comment. See you on the board,friend. :D
Keep winding things,
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Re: New member checking in....

New postby Mikie_T » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:04 pm

Hello Everyone...
My name is Mike Turner. I have been a watch collector for several years. My main collecting interest is Elgin Pocket watches.
I am really looking forward to enjoying conversations with other watch enthusiasts here on this forum.

Thanks for allowing me to join!!

Mike
Meridian, MS

One of my latest finds:
Braille Elgin.jpg


Well, my first attempt at posting picture here....
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Re: New member checking in....

New postby pocwatjim » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:45 pm

Welcome Mike,

I have seen some of your posts on the NAWCC MB.

This is a smaller, more friendlier group and I look foward to your questions.
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Re: New member checking in....

New postby Mikie_T » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:02 pm

Thanks Jim..
I like friendly people!
Sometimes, I do get tired of trying to be on my P's and Q's when I post... then there is always someone who will tell you what is wrong with that old common watch (and, that it is just another old Elgin... of which there was a bazillion made) even if that is not what what you were asking... I'm sure you know.
I look forward to posting and learning here!

Mike

(P.S., I tried to learn how to work on watches over THERE..... but some high and mighty people tried to make me feel stupid. I really was but I didn't need anyone to point that out... LOL. Anyway, .....)

:D
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Re: New member checking in....

New postby Glyn Meredith » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:48 am

You're welcome at GH, Mikie. Nobody high and might here. Ask any question and you will get a civil and friendly answer.
Posted on GH recently? Your posts keep us going.

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Re: New member checking in....

New postby Marty101 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:43 am

Welcome Mike! Glyn said it-we like questions here. We like pics too-try not to forget them!
Hope to catch you around.
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Re: New member checking in....

New postby Mikie_T » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:07 pm

Glyn Meredith wrote:You're welcome at GH, Mikie. Nobody high and might here. Ask any question and you will get a civil and friendly answer.


That is really good to hear Glyn.
I stopped asking questions "over there" due to the responses I was getting. BUT... in defense of SOME of the members of that board, I had a couple of guys contact me by PM and ask if they could help me. I soon learned I could ask a beginner type question of these few and get a good, easy, "on my level" type answer. These few are the ones that helped me get over my fear of opening a watch movement and doing surgery. I have brought a few "ailing watches" back to life and my thanks go out to the ones that truly enjoyed helping a beginner. (You know who you are).

Mike
;)
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Re: New member checking in....

New postby Mikie_T » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:09 pm

Marty101 wrote:Welcome Mike! Glyn said it-we like questions here. We like pics too-try not to forget them!
Hope to catch you around.


Thanks Marty... I too enjoy seeing other people's watches so I will post mine when I can.
Yep, see you around!

Mike
:)
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Re: New member checking in....

New postby kevin h » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:25 pm

Hi everybody , Kevin here a new member checking in , I am a pocket watch collector , mostly the 1890-1920 , I have some lancaster, aurora, rockford, illinois ,I also enjoy cuckoo clocks and kitchen clocks . I do sell some , I am more of a collector
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Re: New member checking in....

New postby Mikie_T » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:43 am

Welcome Kevin!
I too collect watches from those makers. I try to keep my collection from makers in the state of Illinois.
Let's see some watches!
Mike
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Re: New member checking in....

New postby Glyn Meredith » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:11 pm

Welcome, Kevin. You will find GH a friendly place. It's kept going by stalwart members and their posts. Ask or share anything and you should get a reply.
Posted on GH recently? Your posts keep us going.

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Re: New member checking in....

New postby perby » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:59 pm

Welcome Kevin,
A great place to be, lots of information and good help,
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Re: New member checking in....

New postby veritas » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:46 pm

Hello Kevin H, good to have you hear. This web site is friendly and helpful.
Hope you enjoy it here.
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Re: New member checking in....

New postby kevin h » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:15 pm

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome , I did post some Auroras Mike !
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Re: New member checking in....

New postby Mikie_T » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:30 pm

kevin h wrote:Thanks everyone for the warm welcome , I did post some Auroras Mike !


Yes, I went over and saw those.... REALLY nice!
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