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A sampling of some of the invaluable online resources out there that we have enjoyed!

INTRODUCTORY RESOURCES:

New to pocket watch collecting? Menu full of important information for beginners, including how to open a watch, what jewels are, recommended books, etc: https://pocketwatchdatabase.com/reference/how-to-lookup-a-pocket-watch

Pocket Watch 101 also contains a plethora of well-organized information: http://www.pocketwatchrepair.com/how-to/how-to-main.php

Easy to understand
Pocket Watch Basics: https://americantimekeeper.com/basics
An
Advanced page regarding the mechanics of a watch, complete with a video: https://americantimekeeper.com/advanced

An
introduction to horology and timekeeping, including links to the history of timekeeping, as well as some resources for projects for children to help teach them some concepts:
https://www.jomashop.com/academy/article/a-history-of-horology-clockmaking-and-watches/
(Our thanks to the Garcia family for this link, and especially to Emilia who used this link and many of the websites we recommended on this page for her historic inventions project for her Social Studies class!)




GENERAL WATCH LOOK-UP RESOURCES AND RESEARCH TOOLS:

A remarkable tool to research most
American pocket watches: https://pocketwatchdatabase.com (Please note that due to the extensive database here, some of the information is extrapolated from things that are known but have not been directly observed. Always verify your information.)

An incredible tool for
wristwatch research, as well as historical information (also known as the Pink Pages): http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&2&2uswk

Jones & Horan's own sales archives: www.archive.jones-horan.com Prices and basic info can be had on items sold in auctions back to 1992, basic images and info is available on items from auctions 1996-2004, and full information and photos are available on lots in auctions from 2005 to the present.




ORGANIZATIONS FULL OF RESOURCES (SOME THROUGH MEMBERSHIP):

NAWCC, a community of watch and clock collectors with extensive records, research, education, venues for information exchange, etc: https://nawcc.org

The American Watch & Clock Museum: http://www.clockandwatchmuseum.org

Antiquarian Horological Society, with extensive research on the art and history of time measurement: http://www.ahsoc.org

Since 1858, the
British Horological Institute has been a source of news, education and more: http://bhi.co.uk

Hodinkee, a robust online magazine featuring in-depth reviews, critiques, and reports on watches of particularly high quality: https://www.hodinkee.com

Worn and Wound, for news and blogs on value-driven watches, the most beautifully-designed and well-crafted timepieces, regardless of price point: https://wornandwound.com

Watches by SJX, Asia's leading journal dedicated to fine watchmaking, covering mainly wristwatches but with some focus on pocket watches: https://watchesbysjx.com

Revolution Watch Magazine celebrates the craft, culture and joy of watches and watchmaking through a dozen international editions and its website: https://www.revolution.watch




RESEARCH SPECIFIC TO A PARTICULAR WATCHMAKER OR BRAND:

Excellent research tool for
Bulova wristwatches: https://www.watchophilia.com

Resource for all things
Elgin: http://elginwatches.org

Exhaustive resource on
Glashütte watchmaking (in German, but with a Google translater to change the language on the site): https://www.glashuetteuhren.de

A must-visit for
Hamilton collectors: http://hamilton.rrstd.com/Hamilton/Hamilton_Home.html

A handy
Hamilton database - no membership needed!: https://www.nawcc.org/research/company-records/hamilton-serial-number-search This database includes Hamiltons Serial numbers from 1 to low 800,000s; it does not have serial numbers between low 800,000s and 3 millions. It also does include a lot of the alpha-numeric numbers like on 992B or 4992B, for example.

A superb
Heuer-themed website: http://www.onthedash.com/

A helpful
Howard database: https://www.howardwatches.com

A guide to
Illinois Watch Co. size 12 watches: http://www.illinoiswatchguide.com

A source for information about
International Watch Co, IWC pocket watches: http://www.iwcpocketwatch.com

The most complete source for
Seth Thomas information out there: https://seththomasresearch.com

A worthy
Waltham database - no membership needed: http://nawccinfo.nawcc.org




OTHER SITES HELPFUL TO HOROLOGICAL RESEARCH:

Extensive website on Hallmarks found on gold and silver cases, used to identify casemakers:
https://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/index.htm

Digital image library of
English table clock engravings, wonderful for authenticating these clocks: http://www.englishtableclocks.org/




RESOURCES FOR ACQUIRING PARTS AND/OR TOOLS:

Largest supply house for
Hamilton Marine and Military material: https://www.hamiltonparts.com

Great resource for
watch parts and tools - just email Dave to see if he has what you need: http://daveswatchparts.com


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