Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/08/16

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: [Leica] Amewrican watch question?
From: dlridings at (Daniel Ridings)
Date: Tue Aug 16 04:50:58 2005
References: <> <BAY103-F34020DB1A4B259DE072DF3C7B00@phx.gbl>

Congratulations! That looks like a nice one.

I'm not sure about watches ... my folks live around Elgin so I check that 

At the bottom of the page:

"Today, you can still buy watches with the great American names of
Waltham, Elgin, and Hamilton, but none of these watches are made in
the USA. Many watch companies license these names, and little
attention is paid to their quality. They probably aren't any worse
than many other brand names that you can pick up at Target or
Wallmart, but they have nothing to do with their once great past."

Pity ...

On 8/16/05, Javier Perez <> wrote:
> Hi
> Was wondering if there is currently a watch company manufacturing movements
> in the United States? I know there are American owned watch companies like
> Hamilton, but they are mostly case designers and labelers using Swiss or
> Japanese movements. Any info is greatly appreciated.
> Javier
> PS: I have joined you M3 nuts. I just bought and finished fixing this 
> little
> number from Alkit-Pro.
> Didn't even have to pull the top!
> It's in pretty nice shape factory sealed , no dents, one tiny edge nick and
> full vulcanite on the sleeve. It's the only M3 version I'll look at - 
> angled
> eyelets, SS PV ST. found in the high 900K or 1M+ range. Now to find a use
> for it!
> Congratulate me!

Replies: Reply from summarex at (Javier Perez) ([Leica] Amewrican watch question?)
In reply to: Message from dennis at (Dennis Painter) ([Leica] More new Leica pics....#7 - #10)
Message from summarex at (Javier Perez) ([Leica] Amewrican watch question?)