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Fredonia Watch Company, 1883-1885 Fredonia, New York . This company evolved from the Howard Brothers mail order business, the Independent Watch Co. Fredonia movements were made for a few years from U.S.Marion and Newark machinery. Poor sales and techinal difficulties caused this company to be sold to Peoria.

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Unread 01-27-2003, 01:37 AM
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Fredonias are very reasonable and fun to collect. There are sleepers galore and these watches present a much better alternative to crummy and common AND BORING railroad watches.

I collect them and AND I practice what I preach!

The nawcc lending library has a book by Kraus which is good reading on the subject.

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My family are from Randolph, NY and my wife's family are from Jamestown. Fredonia is right in the middle, and I've been through there a thousand times. It sure would be fun to find some of their watches without paying the crazy prices on Ebay. Anybody have a nice one for sale?
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Unread 01-24-2004, 03:13 PM
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I second that (about anyone having one). Never been to Fredonia, but it's in New York, so I have a propietary interest. Jessica
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By the way, what does "peruser" mean? Jessica
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Modersohn: Websters Dictionary defines PERUSER as "to examine or consider with attention and in detail, READ. Peruser (n) One who does this.

Some were upset about the infopop version of Newbie. I believe this defines those that do not post yet constantly visits this site.

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Fredonias don't seem that inexpensive to me. The few I've ferreted out (online, of course) are pricey. Where do you guys go?

By the way, I have yet to find a dumpster in NYC anywhere near a jewelry store in a locked back entrance, or otherwise with anything in it except an amazing amount of wood (and rusty nails) and a few refrigerators.

So where are these fabled dumpsters?

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Mo,

Great tool finds for watches when they auctioned off the Bullova watch factory--much if the stuff got trashed!

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