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Swiss Sellita SW215-1 Manual Winding Movement

The Precision Movement in Our "P-40M Mechanical" Pilot Watch. Swiss Sellita SW215-1 Manual Winding Movement Sellita (Swiss) SW215-1 Manual Winding Movement. Because pilots, conductors, streetcar, subway drivers Have To Be On Time. Seconds count to a bomber, minutes count on runways, accurate departure and arrival times are essential at airports and stations everywhere. The phrase "Be On The Ball!" was coined because of the Ball Watch Company. This American watch company was so accurate that seemingly all conductors trusted their pocket watches and watches. The phrase means be there to the...

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Tri-State Warbird Museum Gala 2019

We are always humbled & Grateful to be in the presence of the living organizations we partner with. We are shown that the enormous importance of these institutions is made by the blood sweat and tears of tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of people. It feels that way at least. In reality there are really important people; individuals, families, businesses, and organizations behind the Tri-State Warbird Museum providing efforts to the restorations that support the very existence of this amazing place. The Tri-State Warbird Museum Gala Batavia, Ohio 2019 Private Companies Making...

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The P-40M, The A-11 Spec, And The Inspiration

The "P-40M KittyHawk III", The A-11 Spec 8-Day Clock, & The Inspiration of the P-40M Mechanical Pilot Watch. In a little known hanger in Batavia lies 14 beautiful historically accurate restored WW2 Warbirds including the "P-40M KittyHawk III". It's this Osh Kosh Award Winning restoration that our P-40M Mechanical pilot watch is made to honor. The Tri-State Warbird Museum won The 2016 Osh Kosh Grand Champion restoration award for their precise restoration of their P-40M KittyHawk III. A Prestigious award reserved for only the most historically accurate of warbird restorations. Accuracy down to...

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Where are the Watches Made?

"Where are the Watches Made?" This is an often asked question and I want to address it directly. Watch Collectors & Hobbyist that are really into watches and regular Microbrand watch consumers already know the answer by noting the price of our watches. We Microbrand owners sometimes take this information for granted, and it is up to us to explain the state of the watch economy as best as we can. Because “Where was it made” is a valid question. There are no mechanical watches wholly made in the United States that are under several thousand dollars. A few Independent watch brands in...

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Watch - Product Photography by Michael Svach

The Cincinnati Watch Company is honored to work with one of Cincinnati's best photographers, Michael Svach. A photographer of vision who's able to capture: the tinythe reflectivethe texturesthe intricacies & subtle details. Taking pictures of watches is a nightmare, Michael Svach makes it beautiful. He works fast, has magnificent ideas, has the space, the technology, and the personality to make producing perfect product photography fun. Michael's Magnificent Marvelous Vision When two mediums are combined in any art often sparks are created. But one must first master two mediums in order...

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The Original Cincinnati Watch Company, The Gruen & Sons Watch Co.

This Cincinnati Watch Company would like to thank and honor The original Cincinnati watch company, "D. Gruen, Sons & Company", commonly known as "Gruen". Gruen was one of the first precision mechanical watch companies in the United States. In fact, Gruen trademarked the word "Precision" for use on their watches alone. From 1874 to 1954 Gruen revolutionized the watch industry; several times Gruen patents changed the watch making world. READ: The most definitive article on the history and evolution of The Gruen Watch Company can be found here, by Paul Schliesser Gruen helped make the...

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1940's Cincinnati. A 1946 Cincinnati Union Terminal Clock Story and The Cincinnatian

In honor of 1940's Day at Lunken Airport this Saturday, August 11, 2018 we intend to spotlight The Greatest Generation and Joe Haworth was a stalwart of That Bunch. Our generation is only alive because the 1940's generation survived war and returned, worked hard and had kids. Lots of them! This video is from past years 1940's Day, such an awesome video we had to share. 1940's Day 2018 is this Saturday, August 11. The 1940's Introduced the most luxurious train at the time, The Cincinnatian. Cincinnati had our own train! The first to be air conditioned, The Cincinnatian went from Cincinnati...

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The Cincinnati Union Terminal Clock

Our Blog: There are many great people and resources who have done a terrific job gathering resources, facts, and images of the Union terminal over the decades. It is not our intention to recreate the story of the Cincinnati Union Terminal, or assemble the vast resources onto one blog; instead we aim to acknowledge and share the resources by linking to them while discussing in our blog what we find tremendously important. The links will open in a new tab for you to check out these great resources so be sure to see the embedded links throughout the articles for great resources and historical...

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The Cincinnati Union Terminal: Art Deco Temple To Transportation

The Cincinnati Watch Company likes the Union Terminal for more than because it's a great place to take our kids. There is a ton of great content about the Art Deco Temple to Transportation but we are going to focus on the aspects that us watch Nerds like best. The Union Terminal was advanced for it's timeFirst public digital clock IBM synced all of the clocks throughout the stationElectronic and centrally controlled rail yard from Tower AAn Art Deco Masterpiece, The RotundaThe Inspiration for DC Comic's "Super Friends" Hall Of Justice.Cars, Taxis, Busses, and The Streetcar could enter and...

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The Verdin Clock Company in Cincinnati

Cincinnati is the home of the Verdin Clock Company. I have driven past both the Verdin Clock Co. wharehouse an infinite number of times and don't know how I did not see this, I discovered the company by admiring the municipal clocks all over Cincinnati; in admiring the clock's face up close, squinting to see on the clock face to read, The Verdin Watch Co", to Google to find that, Oh, that wharehouse literally down the street from me is the Verdin Clock Co.! Every neighborhood in Cincinnati has a Verdin Clock Like most cities Cincinnati is made up many municipalities and smaller cities...

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