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Dear Racklever: I noticed your edit referenced in the title above.
Just a timely update: The latest relisting is already 1 day past espiry, and you might want to read the VfD page, here: permalink, and weigh in before it's too late. Just saying. Thanks.220.127.116.11 (talk) 05:19, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
Waltham Watch Company
Hi, Could you please explain why you undid my edit yesterday? I had corrected one piece of erroneous information (Appleton, Tracy & Co. never made "chronometers"), and I had added an explanation that the movement design AT&Co had inherited from the Boston Watch Co., which AT&Co called the "Model 1857," actually predated 1857 by about three years. Should I assume you know the difference between a "chronometer" and a "chronodrometer?" Your subsequent reference to "railroad chronometers" makes me wonder. (That phrase was watch company advertising hype of a later period, which was effectively devoid of meaning.)
Wiki articles are supposed to be community resources, which are not "owned" by any particular individual. Thus, I expect that when a constructive change is made to an article, and then is explained by the editor, it is respected, and not merely undone without discussion or explanation. I am a Fellow of the NAWCC who has collected, researched and written about early American watches for over 30 years, and there are several other contributions I could make to that wiki. But I wanted to clear up this issue first. Thank you! Clint Geller (talk) 16:41, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
- You have to provide references for changes to an article. This is the number one rule. Someone who is not an expert can read the reference for a more detailed explanation.
- The international definition of a chronometer is any timepiece that passes a series of official tests. This is not to be confused with the detent chronometer escapement which Waltham never made. The Chronodrometer was a chronograph so has nothing at all to do with the subject in question. --Racklever (talk) 21:37, 18 June 2017 (UTC)
- Racklever I am still working on my article Draft:Joy Chinwe Eyisi before it was moved. Anyway, could you help me de-orphan it as you have p;laced a tagged on it? Better still, tell me the parameters template to use to introduce a link to the said orphaned article.--Nwachinazo (talk) 09:52, 28 July 2017 (UTC)