G. M. Wheeler
|Every Elgin Watch Collection should have one 18! Every Elgin Collection should have one "signature watch" (this one is a Wheeler. I would like to have a Veritas or something else...but...well, you know how that goes). Every Elgin Collection should have one watch that was made in the 19th century. So, even through I prefer the "fancy dial watches" I grabbed this one. It doesn't run, but I have been waiting for a "windfall" before I take it to Schockey's to have it looked at.|
My Wheeler is a Big Star!
played "Mr. Brownlow", the kindly benefactor in
"Oliver" for the Actor's Studio Theatre Group. In one
scene, I had to display a picture of my deceased daughter. They
offered to get me a pocket watch to do it with. I said "Nothing
Doing! Nothing but the GENUINE article for me!" So,
the Wheeler got a couple of weeks out of the Jewelry Box!
Truth be told, that watch wasn't strictly "period". It wouldn't have been made for another 34 years from when that scene took place!
|Chgo St Bridge|
|Chgo Bridge at night|
|West & Front Wing|
|Noon at Factory|
|The Main Entrance|
|Elgin Watchmakers College|
|N. Y. World's Fair|
|My Elgin's All Right|
|Pavilion At Night|
|Pavilion in Wintertime|
|Trout Park Amusement Park|
|Weldwood Country Club|
|Bridge over Tyler Creek|
|Windmill on Aurora Elgin RR|