The Alvin Pocket-Stop Watch

by Dave De
(Allentown, PA USA)

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The Alvin Pocket-Stop Watch


I just started collecting and recently acquired a watch of which is somewhat of a mystery to me and others. Some say that it was made by Louis Goering. It is in a case made of 0.800 silver and is not only a very nice looking watch but is also a stop watch. Based on that fact and the diagram on the back which is a seated harness trotter horse and rider it appears that this Alvin Pocket-Stop Watch was used to time vintage horses.

It takes 8 winds for it to run for almost 2 days. It is quite accurate and still a mystery as to the era it come from or the date it was made. The only writing on the works is; "The Alvin" and the numbers 2099 a plus sign with another number 91 next to that. I would be very interested in finding everything I can about this watch.

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Jan 07, 2015
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The Alvin
by: Harv

I recently bought a the Alvin chronograph pocket watch. It doesn't look like yours. It's in a size 18 gold or gold filled crescent watch case and the movement is very different with damascene on the top plate and on the feature supporting bridge. I too have had trouble finding info on this watch. The Alvin is in tiny black script on the face under the 12:00. It is repeated on the movement. Also patent applied for and on the rim of the case at the back Pat'd Dec 7 86. No serial no. or other marks.

Mar 03, 2013
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The Alvin
by: Russell

I too have such a watch but not in running condition. I am told that it was my great-grandfather's. He was involved with horse racing in some capacity around the turn of the century. I would be interested in knowing if you found out anything about the value, etc. of this watch. I would also be interested in restoring it to running condition. Please post any updates on this site.

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