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I accidently discovered signed stems Eek while taking pictures of a Bulova wristwatch in my collection. Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Take a look!

 
Posts: 1419 | Location: New Orleans, Louisiana USA | Registered: April 01, 2003
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As a result of this discovery, I checked stems on other wristwatches in my collection and to my surprise, Eek found various insignias. Smile

Here's a few I found. Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Kind of interesting!

Gucci insignia!


Stephanie O'Neil



 
Posts: 1419 | Location: New Orleans, Louisiana USA | Registered: April 01, 2003
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Borel insignia!


Stephanie O'Neil



 
Posts: 1419 | Location: New Orleans, Louisiana USA | Registered: April 01, 2003
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Caravelle insignia!


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Posts: 1419 | Location: New Orleans, Louisiana USA | Registered: April 01, 2003
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Longine insignia!

Wondering if american manufacturers used insignias or signed stems? Confused Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Neat stuff!


Stephanie O'Neil



 
Posts: 1419 | Location: New Orleans, Louisiana USA | Registered: April 01, 2003
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Hi Steph, You will find that most of the major watch companies had the crowns with insignias. A couple that come to mind that you did not show are Elgin and Omega.

Tom
 
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Someone say "Omega" signed (Ω) on their crowns? Oh yeah...


 
Posts: 10552 | Location: Northeastern Ohio in the USA | Registered: November 19, 2002
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Tom,
Thanks for your input. I've got a few Elgin ww's but none with insignia on crown. Wondering if insignias were put on pocket watch crowns? Confused Checked all of mine do not have any with a signed crown. Frown

Can or will someone post a pic of an Elgin insignia or other american insignias on crown? Confused

Lindell,
Beautiful watch!


Stephanie O'Neil

 
Posts: 1419 | Location: New Orleans, Louisiana USA | Registered: April 01, 2003
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This post inspired me to look through my box of loose wristwatch crowns, and I turned up the following examples. Lots of "B" names, but what is the plain "B"? BTW, I have not seen this type of marking on pocketwatch crowns.

 
Posts: 1455 | Location: Los Angeles, California USA | Registered: January 14, 2003
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Hi Jerry,
Glad I inspired you to look through your box of crowns. Neat examples!

Does anyone know what the B symbolizes? Confused

Seems all but one are foreign manufacturers. Roll Eyes
Has anyone seen a marked Elgin crown? Confused

Thanks Jerry!


Stephanie O'Neil

 
Posts: 1419 | Location: New Orleans, Louisiana USA | Registered: April 01, 2003
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Hi Folks,
I think the plain "B" is for Benrus or Belforte,which was a Benrus brand. Hamilton also had a logo on their crowns.Also "Hamilton Railroad" on pocket crowns on some cases.
J. Smith
 
Posts: 188 | Location: Warrenton, North Carolina U.S.A. | Registered: January 12, 2003
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Hi Julian,
Thanks for the added info. I'd like to see logo crowns for Elgin and Hamilton. Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Can anyone oblige? Confused


Stephanie O'Neil

 
Posts: 1419 | Location: New Orleans, Louisiana USA | Registered: April 01, 2003
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No Elgin or Hamilton WW crowns... But how about Waltham?

 
Posts: 539 | Location: Central Illinois in the U.S.A. | Registered: November 22, 2002
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Hi Mike M.
Thanks for showing a Waltham crown.

Anyone with Elgin and/or Hamilton w/w or p/w crowns to show?


Stephanie O'Neil

 
Posts: 1419 | Location: New Orleans, Louisiana USA | Registered: April 01, 2003
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Here's the HAMILTON RAILROAD pocket watch crown you have been looking for.

 
Posts: 993 | Registered: November 22, 2002
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Wow! Roll Eyes
Thanks Phil!

Okay, we are down to viewing an Elgin crown.
Anyone have one to show? Roll Eyes


Stephanie O'Neil

 
Posts: 1419 | Location: New Orleans, Louisiana USA | Registered: April 01, 2003
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Blancpain ( JB )


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Posts: 976 | Location: Texas in the U.S.A. | Registered: January 27, 2004
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IWC


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Posts: 976 | Location: Texas in the U.S.A. | Registered: January 27, 2004
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LeCoultre


Dave Freeman
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Posts: 976 | Location: Texas in the U.S.A. | Registered: January 27, 2004
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Wenger ( Swiss Army )


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Posts: 976 | Location: Texas in the U.S.A. | Registered: January 27, 2004
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Hi Dave F.
I haven't heard of Blancpain. Interesting logos of crowns you posted for us. Smile

Thanks!

Okay, where is the Elgin logo crown people? Confused

Others with other logos on crowns to show us? Confused


Stephanie O'Neil

 
Posts: 1419 | Location: New Orleans, Louisiana USA | Registered: April 01, 2003
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Rolex Bubbleback ( c. 1930's )


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Posts: 976 | Location: Texas in the U.S.A. | Registered: January 27, 2004
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