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Acme Watch Case Co [message #7285] Wed, 14 September 2016 21:02 Go to next message
MonKee is currently offline  MonKee
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Does anyone know anything about the Acme Watch Case Company located in New York City circa early twenties?
Re: Acme Watch Case Co [message #7286 is a reply to message #7285] Wed, 14 September 2016 22:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I didn't know they made watch cases, but it figures. They did have a very diverse product line.
https://www.wired.com/wp-content/uploads/blogs/design/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/ACME-Logo-660x332.png

I can't be of any legitimate help. As I'm sure you already know, google turned up next to nothing. Is there a particular watch company they're known to have supplied?
Re: Acme Watch Case Co [message #7287 is a reply to message #7286] Wed, 14 September 2016 23:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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This guy claims that Elgin used Acme for their pocket watches.
Re: Acme Watch Case Co [message #7288 is a reply to message #7286] Wed, 14 September 2016 23:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ahh yes, my hero Wile E Coyote purchased a lot of different things from Acme through the years.
Many years ago I bought a watch from a watchmakers estate, a Bulova. Pretty watch that I just put into a case and more or less forgot about it. Well yesterday i took it out and I was surprised to learn that it has the first model Bulova movement that was marked with a model number. It's marked AAI which from what I can tell was made in 1921 & 22. The case is marked Acme Watch Case Company.. Here is an advertisement that I found.
https://books.google.com/books?id=8UEcAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA9-PA 61&lpg=RA9-PA61&dq=acme+watch+case+company+1922& source=bl&ots=_hvtlnLZZj&sig=NjSlrv79hgzG0Jyrd2j0WbK RsjU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj4r8yP3o_PAhVn3IMKHfs YBdkQ6AEIPTAF#v=onepage&q=acme%20watch%20case%20company% 201922&f=false

Watch is in great shape and runs great. Obviously since it is so well cared for it meant something to the watchmaker that owned it. The dial is marked Bulova by the way. I know little to nothing about Bulova watches except I love the Accutrons. I am jut trying to figure out if the case is original to the watch.
Re: Acme Watch Case Co [message #7289 is a reply to message #7287] Wed, 14 September 2016 23:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks Gary but that's the Acme Watch Company which came around much later I believe. I am looking for the Acme Watch Case Company. If you happen to know a Bulova Guru I would certainly like to talk to him or her.

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Re: Acme Watch Case Co [message #7290 is a reply to message #7289] Thu, 15 September 2016 01:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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index.php?t=getfile&id=3016&private=0

The Jewelers' Circular, Vol 84, issue 2, pg. 111 - June 21, 1922 New York Notes section.


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Re: Acme Watch Case Co [message #7291 is a reply to message #7290] Thu, 15 September 2016 01:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
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Monty,

For Bulova there is this place...
http://www.mybulova.com/forum

I've posted watches there and had good luck with the forum members...
http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1966-sea-king-5592
http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1958-jet-clipper-5682

Look... Isn't that a Gruen over there....



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Re: Acme Watch Case Co [message #7292 is a reply to message #7291] Thu, 15 September 2016 02:13 Go to previous message
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I had a quick look thru the USA Trademarks book of 1904 and did not find the ACME Watch Case Company.

Time, even vintage time, goes too fast for my tastes.
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