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The "BACKPACK" will be in attendance ! ! ! ! !
THAT is GREAT Stan!!!
Are you gonna be on the other side of the table this year!?!?
With Tiffany as your "Display Model" you should sell out QUICK!
If she is wearing the famous backpack, forget it... there will be folks waiting
all day for photos and autographs!

Still not sure whether or not I'll be going, but I do have a table reserved.
Since I didn't wait until the last minute this year to register, hopefully I won't be all the way in the back hallway again
Ben, it was AWESOME meeting you there last year... what a nice event it turned out to be!

Stan and I found a TON of good stuff and got to finally meet you face to face


For all of you folks who are wondering what we are talking about:

This is a huge NAWCC event called the "Mid-West Regional"
A gathering of watch collectors/sellers from all over the country
who set up tables in a huge facility, with every horological item you can dream of.
I had the pleasure of attending last year with Stan and Tiffany and got to meet
the famed PW guru and awesome guy, Ben Hutcherson at his table.

If anyone wants to go, it is a BLAST!

See info below:

Event Description - National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors
 

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I'm going to mail my check in for the NAWCC Houston Regional later on this week.

Now that we are moving down there for SURE I can make it a double duty trip for watches and for house stuff.

The Houston Regional is August 24th - 25th.

It was a smaller show last year and I only bought about 7 watches but what I bought was VERY nice and rather hard to come by.
 

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I had a great time today visiting with Stan.

Unfortunately, sales were VERY slow for me, and the pickings were slim. I did pick up a nice 27,000 range Waltham, but that was about the extent of it.

Overall, however, I had a great time and, as always, it was great to see old friends and meet new ones.
 

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I did quite a lot of buying yesterday, ran out of money only after 3 hours.

I bought 17 watches, 9 size 0s & 3/0s cases, 7 movements, 25 watch bands, some small tools and 16 dials (some Hamilton)

For the 2nd year in a row this was a VERY good show for me.

Now that we are moving soon I'll have to fly back in for this one from Texas ! ! ! !

GREAT seeing you again Ben ! ! ! ! !
 

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I did quite a lot of buying yesterday, ran out of money only after 3 hours.
I bought 17 watches, 9 size 0s & 3/0s cases, 7 movements, 25 watch bands, some small tools and 16 dials (some Hamilton)
For the 2nd year in a row this was a VERY good show for me.
Now that we are moving soon I'll have to fly back in for this one from Texas ! ! ! !
GREAT seeing you again Ben ! ! ! ! !
Awesome!!!
I would have LOVED to have seen you and Ben this year,
but I was in LA chasing stories all week.

I don't see any "Backpack Photos" from this year?!?

Ben... Let's see the Waltham!
 

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Brought the camera but only took about 5 pictures of the "Parking Lot Mart" and then nothing from the "Indoors Mart".

SORRY ! ! !

I forgot to take pictures when we got inside.

MY BAD ! ! ! !
 

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Doug,

Yes, it is a model 1857.

The big, clear jewels were common on English levers made in Liverpool, and for that reason are often called "Liverpool Windows." I think that the English ones are normal glass, whereas these early Walthams used aquamarine.

The Waltham jewels shrunk as production went along. The later '57 models, particularly the higher grade ones, had more normal sized jewels.
 
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