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    Posted 6 years ago

    kerry10456
    (208 items)

    Good day Fellow Collectors. When we talk about the first wristwatches, first thing you have to understand, They started off as a pocket watch. Someone had the idea they wanted to view their watch faster and easier than digging it out of either their vest or trouser pocket to tell the time. After a few "Home Made" adaptations, around the turn of the 20th century, several watch makers decided to produce something that could be worn on the wrist, most were marketed as Woman's Bracelet Watches, thus the title Wristwatch came about.
    This is one of my oldest Woman's Bracelet Watch, produced by Waltham, circa 1899. If you notice the construction of this piece, it's merely a smaller frame pocket watch with a smaller tab 180 degrees from the crown & bow, where a bracelet would be attached.
    Thanks for looking and hope you've enjoyed seeing something a little different from me.
    Kerry

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    1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Thank you aghcollecy and walksoftly for showing the support, always very appreciated!!
    2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Thanks VETRAIO50, always appreciated!!
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      This one is extremely interesting. Nice find! Your biker image has been totally destroyed in my mind. LOL. You will never regain it with me. I would send my best, but I'm not thru with her yet. Maybe later! LOL!!
    4. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Thank You:
      Michael,
      Lucas, LMAO....Thanks for the offer, but she might not agree.
      FortApache,
      Karen
      &
      Pascale
      for all the "loves" you've all shown, deeply appreciated!!
    5. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Good Day to you Sir, Thanks Mike for stopping by and showing the "loves". You have a great day ahead.
    6. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Morning Russ, Thanks for the loves, even if Lucas thinks it gives me a "girlie" appearance when I wear it...forgot to add in description, case is 14k and bracelet is 1/10 10k rolled... Thanks again Russ and you have a great day ahead
    7. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Hello lndrozdenko & Daddy_Nobucks, Thanks for stopping in and showing the support. Hope you have a great day :-)
    8. Signaholic Signaholic, 6 years ago
      Very cool Waltham, Kerry!
    9. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Evening Perry, really appreciate the complement, I have a few other "conversion" style pieces, but this one seems to have a better "Balanced" looked about construction and design. Thanks again
    10. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Kerry, I'm thru with my best! I may even split the cost of the ticket! Don't worry! There's no dowry! LOL!!
    11. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Thanks Lucas, good thing no Dowry... I just passed along my last 2 goats, just have a runt piglet left and he's not worth much
    12. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Good evening Trey, Thanks for looking in :-)
    13. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Don't hang up Kerry! I was bluffing! OK! Hey, the dowry is supposed to come from my end. I'm the one giving away or trying to get rid of(actually!). I'll pay her ticket! You're a hard bargainer! Are you willing to pay her extra baggage fee if I poste her bail? Nice UK girl of undetermined age. Can send pix, but don't think CW will allow. If you like piercings, this is the one for you! I can throw in 3 goats (1 pregnant) but that comes under "your" extra baggage fees. I think Jet Blue may accept carrying them but can't guarantee carrying the girl. LOL!! Who has more fun than we? "This is based on a true story". LMFAO!!
    14. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      LOL Lucas, I wouldn't hang up the phone during one of our conversations, unless lines were cut.... Might have to take up on the deal...like I said, just got rid of my goats.... the girl.....HMMMMMMMMM, might have to consider it a touch more, if you need to bail her out before sending, might have to pass, wouldn't want you to lose bail money on a "No Show" when she skips. LOL, I understand the notion of "True Story" and sure Paul Harvey might not release the "Rest" of the story :-)
    15. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      If I drop the assault charges, I won't lose my bail money. LOL! Now, back to watches before staff slaps my mouse hand.
    16. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Thank you usedcarlady for "ALL" the loves and support you've shown, it's very appreciated!!
    17. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Thanks Dave and Sean for sharing the "loves", very appreciated :-)
    18. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Thank you Shawnicus for stopping by, always appreciated!!
    19. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Thank you bladerunner22 & inky, really appreciate you dropping in and looking around
    20. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Thank You Mani & Poop for stopping by and clicking on the Love tab, all the support is deeply appreciated!!
    21. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 6 years ago
      I have something like this from my grandma ... I learned the hard way about the damage moisture can do to metal ...
    22. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Good Morning Eye4.... Thank you and lndrozdenko for dropping in and showing an interest in this, always appreciated!!
    23. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      Storage issues or just water in general?
    24. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 6 years ago
      Storage ... Humidity ...
    25. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      That gets a lot of older watches, the unlike metals and humidity seems to make for electralis type corrosion and movements are permanently damaged
    26. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 6 years ago
      Yup ... Trashed for sure ... I really do not think it was actually my grandmothers personal watch ... The most valuable things she had were her good cooking utensils, pots and pans ... and here italian pizzelle cookie press ...
    27. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
      The memories of her food seems to sparked a fond notion in your mind... The memories are always the greatest value of any treasure. Monetary items are nice, I guess, but to reflex on anything that brings forth a smile....is priceless
    28. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Wow -- That an old one.

      I have those 2 old desk Clocks I posted along time ago. The Cannon and the horseshoe one..

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