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Some of the many of the pictures

One of the best ways, and often the only way, to learn about watches is by reading books, advertisements and documents that were made when the watches were made. In this section of the website, there are hundreds of scanned pages, everything from whimsical ads to highly technical documents.

While the primary focus of this website is on Elgin watches and closely related subjects, information about other brands of watches have been included when the images have popped up.

Be careful with the "huge" versions of the pictures, some of them are large enough to crash some computers. The "huge" versions are available so that small details can be compared with actual watches. They also should be detailed enough to make reasonable printouts. Not all pictures are as high a resolution as I would like, but I don't have all of these books, so I can't re-scan them. While the pictures are too large to be easily downloaded or view on the screen with current technology, the goal is for these to used for long term archival purpose so that 20 years from now, they will still be considered "acceptable quality." While scanners will certainly be much better in the future, most of the pictures already show all details to the limits of the original printed material.

A special thanks needs to go to Kent Singer for supplying many of the scans that are available here. When you seen pictures that is marked with things like "Courtesy NAWCC Library", "Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen's Magazine", or "Courtesy of Catherwood Library", they are usually from Kent.

While I'm not an expert, I believe the information on this page is correct. Please send suggestions and corrections to the webmaster.
This web site runs on 100% Open Source Software. This web page was last changed on 10/04/2002 at 00:49:39.