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SonnyBurnett

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    Gun restoration, pocket watch restoration, car restoration, hunting, and fishing.

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  1. He replied back to all questions with the same response each time. "Good Afternoon, Sorry for the slow response I am traveling this weekend. Thank you for the inquiry. This watch came out of a collection owned by an archaeologist and collector. He passed away last year and now his wife is selling off some of his collection which is extensive. I have an appraisal from 2012 with an appraisal number. This is not my expertise so that’s why I started the auction at no reserve. Hopefully this helps. All the best!"
  2. He hasn't sent anything back yet. I sent a couple of additional questions.
  3. I collect (and restore) firearms mostly military and mostly vintage and antique. I do not invest hundreds or even several thousand dollars into a firearm that has no provenance. Last one I bought was an 1880's Parker double barrel shotgun from R. Lee Ermys gun collection. I did not buy it until his son Clinton contacted me and said a notarized signed letter would come with it and a Picture of Ermy with the gun with it. It came and I bought the gun (hangs beautifully above the mantle) This watch set off every red flag imaginable to me. Hooker died in 79' the movement is an 83' model and that was huge to me. I felt it to be a pile of (insert word of choice here). Thanks guys I figured this was bunk but I'm new to watch repair and to some extent collecting. I have been buying them almost all my life but just now taking time to know what they are and how fun it is to do this! I contacted the seller for provenance last night before posting here. He has yet to return my E-mail. Simon.
  4. Ebay has a watch for sale I am skeptical of. As a historian I know it's wrong but it says it's Joseph Hookers watch but cites the case number. the movement itself is an 1883 PS Bartlett circa 1898 many years after Hooker died. how can we identify at least the case as being legitimate? Hooker died in 1879.
  5. Could it be possibly a Revue 33 GT pocket watch? If it is, is it worth finding parts for and restoring?
  6. Okay I'll just pack it away. Maybe someone on here will need a part one day, who knows.
  7. I knew someone would know. Is it worth getting parts for? where might I find parts for the Walthams I have if you might know?
  8. Can anyone help me identify this watch. it's marked swiss made. I got a bunch of pocket watch parts. I'm just curious. I also have a bag full of 1872 model waltham riverside parts that I'd like to find a body and or parts for. also an 83' grade 1 waltham I'd like to find parts for if anyone has an idea where to find them. I'd like to build one just to say I did.
  9. I will shoot you an e mail
  10. well there are some rules about selling here too, just to keep things from getting out of hand. My e mail is on my profile page send me an E mail so that you're not out anything if not send me a message our usual way and I'll send you my e mail, should be visible though. I'm really glad we met. My first balance staff removal was one from one of your parts lots. it didn't go as smoothly as I hoped but I did do it it.
  11. wow i didn't realize they were that bad about that.
  12. Hello. Thanks for joining. I am almost as new as you. You'll love the info you find here. Everyone here gave me great tips as soon as I joined and started asking questions.
  13. Well it seems to be original, but the reason I use it as a practice watch is because the estimated value based on it and it's serial number seemed to be low. Is there something I'm missing?
  14. can I ask another stupid question? What is Overbanked? I see a lot of watches for sale with that in the description.
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