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IHC Member 1357
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David,that watch is definately a keeper.What a beauty! Roger
 
Posts: 4122 | Location: Carbon, Texas in the USA | Registered: January 24, 2010
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Recent pickup from our own JG. Columbus-18s gilt movement--sn 178713

 
Posts: 1955 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S.A. | Registered: August 01, 2003
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And the dial///////

 
Posts: 1955 | Location: Atlanta, Georgia in the U.S.A. | Registered: August 01, 2003
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I bought a nice Columbus on eBay about six months ago. I slipped with a screwdriver and messed up the hairspring so I had to send it out for repair. (stupid screwdriver anyway). I liked the log dial so much I just had to have it. Loved it ever since.

The paper that was in the watch is the case maker of course but when I took the paper out I found the photo of the little boy, and the writing on the back which reads......"Sold to N Groff, Jan.(short form perhaps) 1891, C. Miller" I couldn't find out anything about the boy, or the name on the back of the paper so I'll just make up my own lies later.

Bud
 
Posts: 467 | Location: Ontario in Canada | Registered: September 28, 2010
IHC Member 1614
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Some really great movements and dials, especially the log dials. I guess I'll have to pay more attention to Columbus.


Bill
 
Posts: 160 | Location: Northeast Ohio in the USA | Registered: September 27, 2011
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Here is my best only 50 made Rail Road King.

 
Posts: 3409 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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The movement 15 jewel. adjusted.

 
Posts: 3409 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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The serial #.

 
Posts: 3409 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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The case back.

 
Posts: 3409 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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Here is the only place I can find any info on this watch.

 
Posts: 3409 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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Here is the book that has the info.

 
Posts: 3409 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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Here is the second best. Railway King

 
Posts: 3409 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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Here is the movement

 
Posts: 3409 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: July 06, 2010
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Hi All

This 18s New Columbus dial is on a 11j hunter movement with a serial number near the end of Columbus watch company production (379138) shortly before the sale to the Studebakers.

 
Posts: 847 | Location: North Ridgeville, Ohio USA | Registered: November 19, 2002
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Another in my collection:

 
Posts: 3038 | Location: Western New York in the USA | Registered: March 24, 2008
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Fronting an unusual two-tone 17-jewel movement:

 
Posts: 3038 | Location: Western New York in the USA | Registered: March 24, 2008
Picture of Dave Turner
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Just picked up this Columbus. Ser. No. 192014
Thoughts, opinions, Grade???


Dave Turner


 
Posts: 1948 | Location: Wilson, North Carolina in the USA | Registered: November 15, 2011


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St. Louis, MO - huh...

Just a hop, jump, and skip from the house...

I like it -
 
Posts: 7342 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: November 11, 2011
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Thanks Jon, What is it? I used to live in Festus!!


Dave Turner
 
Posts: 1948 | Location: Wilson, North Carolina in the USA | Registered: November 15, 2011


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Well the center wheel is jeweled, so me thinks it is at least 16j Hunter
 
Posts: 7342 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: November 11, 2011
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That's what I was thinking but the price guide doesn't show any 2 tones with 17J. Or, am I wrong about the 2 tone?


Dave Turner
 
Posts: 1948 | Location: Wilson, North Carolina in the USA | Registered: November 15, 2011


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Here is one, I have...

only about 10k away in serial #

They should be - two tone nickel in the fat book starting at 16j 18s

 
Posts: 7342 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: November 11, 2011
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Looks like a very close relative. I think I need a Columbus education.


Dave Turner
 
Posts: 1948 | Location: Wilson, North Carolina in the USA | Registered: November 15, 2011
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Hi Fellas,

Here' my RR King.

Just wondering if I can get some advice on cleaning up the dial and getting some nice blued steel hands for it. do they interchange with other makes.

 
Posts: 175 | Location: Boston, Massachusetts in the USA | Registered: June 13, 2011
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Now here's a shameless plug, this Columbus is now up for grabs on the auction page

 
Posts: 1405 | Location: Ontario in Canada | Registered: February 06, 2012


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23j 18s
 
Posts: 7342 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: November 11, 2011


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Dial

 
Posts: 7342 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: November 11, 2011


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Hunter

 
Posts: 7342 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: November 11, 2011
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Got the Columbus cleaned up. But I still need a proper Hunter case for it.


Dave Turner


 
Posts: 1948 | Location: Wilson, North Carolina in the USA | Registered: November 15, 2011
IHC Member 1335
Picture of Tom Brunton
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@Mike Turk

Cleaning the dial quite often works wonders,
read and follow instructions and precautions very carefully:

https://ihc185.infopop.cc/eve/f...6047761/m/4391095851
 
Posts: 1756 | Location: Aylmer, Ontario in Canada | Registered: December 15, 2009
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Nice watch Dave!

I like the higher jeweled Columbus models in the 500000-506000 movement number range.


21-Jewel New Columbus Time King -- Movement #500742


 
Posts: 6719 | Location: Southwestern Pennsylvania, USA | Registered: April 19, 2004
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. . . and Here's the Movement


 
Posts: 6719 | Location: Southwestern Pennsylvania, USA | Registered: April 19, 2004


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You beat me to it - Sir Ed...

Good buy Smile
 
Posts: 7342 | Location: Illinois in the USA | Registered: November 11, 2011
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