2018 Columbia Historic Preservation Society Exhibits

“Columbia Railroad” located in Banner Hall
“Tow Hill, freedom in the photographs”

Located in the original English Evangelical Lutheran Church, Columbia Historic Preservation Society is dedicated to the preservation of the river town, formerly known as Wright’s Ferry and Shawana Town. Once considered as a possible site for locating our nation’s capitol, Columbia was once the gateway to the American West.

In addition to offering published articles and books on the town’s history, the museum houses a model train display, artifacts, a research room, microfilm archive, and publications pertaining to the history of this Susquehanna river town.

19-21 North Second Street
Columbia, Pennsylvania 17512

General inquiries can be directed to Christopher Vera.
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Contact information:

Christopher Vera
President
717.684.2894: Office
717.572.7149 : Cell
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We have volunteer opportunities available and invite the public to assist in keeping CHiPS active and open to the public!

Monthly meetings are scheduled for every first Monday of the month at 7 PM.
We also have a Membership Meeting to elect new officers once a year the second Sunday in April.

Columbia Historic Preservation Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Best Rolex GMT-Master Blue/Black Bezel Watch

Rolex gets funny when it mentions upgrades to its latest generation of watches. You would think they’d be louder when discussing new features, but the truth is that Rolex is careful not to make their older watches look less sought-after. “A Rolex is always a Rolex” according to… well, Rolex. I’m not saying it is enough for 116710 generation GMT-Master II owners to “upgrade,” but for those who are keen to wonder what fake Rolex made different, then it is more than just a band and a movement for the newest generation GMT-Master II.
Recall that the case is water resistant to 100 meters, with a sapphire crystal and a Cyclops magnifier window over the date window. Now let’s talk about the movement a bit. We already discussed the movement when introducing the GMT-Master II 126710 back in 2019, but I will give you the basic details again. The movement inside the newest-generation GMT-Master is the in-house-made caliber 3285 automatic, which is the GMT version of Rolex’s 32XX generation of movements. The automatic movement operates at 4Hz, now 70 hours of power reserve. It also includes Rolex’s “Superlative Chronometer” rating, which is a stack of both third-party COSC Chronometer rating and more stringent in-house performance testing by Rolex. What I really appreciate about Rolex’s Superlative Chronometer rating is that it comes with unique performance promises, one being accuracy to within plus/minus two seconds a day.
All Rolex movements perform pretty well, so aside from the increased power-reserve rating, I have a feeling that most replica rolex wearers will not notice too much difference in terms of the movement operation from the last GMT-Master II generation to this most current 126710 family. While traveling, the wearer can independently adjust the hour hand, which helps adjust local time when moving to different time zones.
A fair question to ask is whether or not one should seek out this blue and black 126710BLNR or the red and blue 126710BLNO — as they both cost and do the same things. In some senses, it is a matter of style and taste. It is also important to mention that both replica watches are currently very challenging to purchase at retail. That sort of implies that, for most buyers, the one they purchase is the one that they find available. The enduring advice is that consumers should not pay more than the retail price, because in recent years speculators have been known to buy available, popular timepieces quickly and then try to resell them immediately at a premium. Such behavior will only benefit these speculators and should be avoided by most consumers.

2020 Rolex Watches Undervalued Used

This may be a bit hard to believe, but there are still several Rolex models that can be described as understated. If all you are used to looking at are the newest versions of pieces such as the Submariner, Daytona, or GMT-Master II, we can see why you would be doubtful, but it is true. Delving into the archives, there are hosts of used Rolex replica watches that, for one reason or another, have remained relative bargains. This may be because they have never had the most famous name, so only call for a more segmented group of fans, or it is a version that has been produced on the market for so long with countless examples, and could be something else entirely.
However, one thing we are pretty sure of is that they are unlikely to stay undervalued forever. The vintage Rolex industry just gets stronger and stronger each year, with collectors always seemingly on the hunt for the more obscure pieces for their exclusivity factor. Today’s underappreciated model could well be tomorrow’s next big thing. Below we look at three used Rolex watches that are currently undervalued on the pre-owned market. If you’ve been following these models for a while, it’s wise to add them to your collection as soon as possible.
Maybe the most obvious example of an undervalued model, the Air-King ref. 5500 easily meets two of the most important criteria. It lives amongst those watches sometimes referred to as the ‘forgotten Rolex’ and it remained in production for an incredible 37-years. That means you will find some of them for sale, and often at extremely reasonable prices.
The fourth generation of the Air-King range, it was firstly launched in 1957 and is the one that cemented the classic look of the watch – a 34mm steel case, with an aesthetic that is simplicity itself. Dial colors kept to the conservative end of the spectrum; white, black, silver, blue, and grey, with plain stick hands and baton indexes. Not even a date function interrupted the symmetry.
During its near four-decade run it was issued with two different calibers, the Cal. 1520 and Cal. 1530. As neither was COSC-rated, you won’t find a ref. 5500 with the usual ‘Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified’ text on the face. On the contrary, they are marked with ‘Precision’ or ‘Super Precision’ in the special space below the hands.
The largest draw of the ref. 5500 has always been its cleanness. This is old-school fake Rolex, the type of fake watch they rarely make anymore. This car is sturdy, but still very elegant, and it’s the right size for men and women everywhere. On top of that, the historically engrossed model is the cheapest of any used Rolex, old or modern, which is definitely a factor to consider.

Rolex Daytona Models

Popular Rolex Daytona Models in 2020

Like celebrities with only one name, Daytona is a watch superstar. Its official name is Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, but it is better known as Daytona. Daytona has been around for nearly 60 years, and there are many styles to choose from, as well as many of the hottest styles. It was a replica rolex daytona, and all the collectors were dumbfounded. Why is that?
Manufactured from the early 1970s to the late 1980s, the Daytona 6263 is one of the last versions of the hand-wound Daytona models ever produced. As such, it brought together all the enhancements Rolex had tinkered with from past versions into one reference. The Daytona 6263 featured a waterproof Oyster case complete with screw-down chronograph pushers borrowed from the ref. 6240, the updated Valjoux 727 of the ref. 6264/6262, and the black tachymeter bezel introduced by the ref. 6241. Whether in steel or gold, with a standard dial or the coveted “Paul Newman” dial, the Daytona ref. 6263 is one that collectors recognize as a grail watch.
In 1988, Rolex finally switched over from Valjoux-based manually wound movements to Zenith El Primero-based automatic movements for the Daytona collection. Along with the new caliber, Rolex also revamped the style of the automatic Daytona to include a bigger case, metal tachymeter-engraved bezels only, and dials with rings around the trio of registers.
The reference model 16520, a stainless steel version of the then new automatic Daytona, was a hit with consumers from the start, unlike previous hand-wound versions. The “Zenith” Daytona ref. 16520 features a stainless steel 40mm Oyster case with screw-down chronograph pushers, a matching steel Oyster bracelet, and it came with the option of a white or black dial.
However, all Rolex Daytona 16520 models are popular with collectors because this is the reference that jump-started the automatic Daytona lineup (which would eventually be filled with in-house made movements in 2000).
Rolex typically likes to come out with a special model to mark a milestone anniversary of a collection. And in 2013, fale Rolex introduced the platinum ref. 116506 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Daytona. This was the first platinum Daytona ever offered to the public and the only watch to come fitted with a brown Cerachrom ceramic bezel. There’s also the familiar “ice blue” dial exclusively reserved for platinum Rolex watches, with an option of standard lume-filled indexes or baguette-cut diamond hour markers. Added to the watch’s main weight is the full platinum, solid link oyster bracelet. Anniversary Rolex replica watches have long been the focus of Rolex collectors, and platinum toners are no exception.

Introduction of Longines Moonphase watches

Longines’ master collection has been the home of Longines for about 15 years, as its more traditional pieces draw on classic watchmaking techniques rather than full-blown retro. The latest addition is this set of low-key moon phases. There are seven different executions, all based on the same basic layout, utilizing the central run seconds and the subdial, including the date and moon phases. This is a very traditional practice and one of the time-tested complications of replica watch industry.
Of the seven different cases, you’ll find that two different case sizes — 40mm and 42mm — are made of stainless steel, with a choice of embossed leather strap or steel strap. Do you want a silver dial with Arabic numerals? I see. How about a daylight blue dial with a diamond marker? You can have that too. All models are powered by the Longines L899, a version of the ETA A31. The L91 was made specifically for them (remember, eta is also part of the swatch group). As for pricing, what you see is a hair without diamonds for less than $2,500 and a hair with diamonds for just under $2,800. Not bad. The result is a range of fake watches that meet many criteria and should appeal to first-time buyers and enthusiasts.
Diamonds are interesting. For real, I think many of my colleagues would agree with me that there is a certain point in every collector’s replica watches journey when something more dazzling starts to become more attractive, no matter how conservative your tastes. You can certainly satisfy this desire with something completely exaggerated, but you can also choose something more low-key. Like vintage Datejusts or Seamasters with diamond markers and the like, I put this new fake rolex watches into the latter category. The dial has quite a few colors and variations, not to mention the size of the two cases, but for me, the black lacquered dial and diamond markings are clearly highlighted. Wear it on a beautiful strap and you can buy a fancy dress watch for less than $3,000. I’ll basically co-sign it.

Fashionable Two-Tone Rolex Watches

Rolex watches are almost the most famous models among watch branded collectors. However, some like them, while others can’t wrap their heads around the mixing of two metals on one fake watch. As die-hard fans of two-color Rolex watches, we clearly belong in the first camp. If you’re not sure if you can keep up with the two-tone luxury watch trend, check out these three modern two-tone Rolex replica watches, which may well lead you in the right direction.

Rolex has been making two-tone watch steel and yellow gold watches since the 1930s. To be honest, the company trademarked the name “Rolesor,” which is the official Rolex term for their two-tone watches.

So, let’s start with an updated classic—a two-tone Rolex Datejust 41 ref. 126333. Classic because the ref. 126333 has all the Datejust traits we’ve come to know and love and updated since it’s part of the larger and upgraded Datejust 41 collection.

The Datejust 41 model sports a (naturally) 41mm stainless steel case topped with the familiar fluted bezel in yellow gold and decorated with a yellow screw-down winding crown. Carrying on the golden hue is the champagne dial, which is home to luminescent baton hour markers or diamond hour makers and the amazing date window at 3 o’clock.

Apart from the dress fake watch, two-tone Rolex watches also come in sportier styles. Take for example the two-tone Rolex Submariner replica. The combination of robust stainless steel, precious 18k yellow gold, and ultra-modern black ceramic come together to make one much more attractive Submariner.

The new model in this two-tone Rolex roundup, the Sky-Dweller ref. 326933 made its debut at Baselworld 2017. This was the first time Rolex made a half-gold model of the Sky-Dweller available, thereby significantly dropping the entry price of their annual calendar watch. Two-Tone Rolex Watches

The Rolex Sky-Dweller watch features a large 42mm Oyster case made even more prominent thanks to its yellow gold fluted bezel. While the fake Sky-Dweller is one of the few Rolex watches available with leather bands, the appeal of a two-tone Oyster bracelet is difficult to resist. Although Rolex has had two-tone watches in its catalog for eight decades, these modern versions show that wearing a mix of steel and gold is far from obsolete. Two-color Rolex watches emphasize that some typical patterns are worth long-term favorites.

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A Great Investment of Finance-themed promotional products

Finance-themed products are a great marketing investment that helps increase brand awareness and customer loyalty. These custom promotional products can be used as financial seminar gifts, bank gifts and grand opening souvenirs!
Did you know that the piggy bank originated in the middle ages? In those days, people used clay jars called piggy to store COINS. As the English alphabet evolved, the POTS became known as piggy, and potters began to make POTS in the shape of piglets for people to store small change. Fast forward to today and you can get piggy Banks in all shapes and sizes, even with your logo on them!
Why not make checkbooks a little more stylish? This promo leather checkbook cover is a wonderful giveaway when customers open a checking account, and it’s something they will use that reminds them of your brand.
These deposit bags are a practical way to conveniently store papers and documents so it’s easy to quickly find what you need. There’s plenty of storage for checks, cash, and deposit slips so everything is in one place. You’ll be able to bank on a successful promotional campaign when you give these to your customers.
This is a product, very cost-effective! This elegant cash holder is the perfect promotional gift for a financial institution or corporate event. Also, adding your logo to the front of the clip will make your company more visible.
This promotional calculator is sure to be a great addition to your next marketing campaign. Its small hand-held size makes it easy to do interest and APY calculations on the go. Calculators are also office essentials, so your customers will want to keep them on their desks all year long.
Dazzle your customers with this gold bar paperweight and help them keep all their documents and statements organized. It’s also a striking desk accessory that weighs as much as gold. Your customers will be excited to show off this gift to their family and friends.
All the promotional stress relievers are a great way to show your customers that their stress will melt away when they switch to your company. A dollar shaped pressure reducer will help your brand stand out from the crowd and give you a head start on the competition.

Textures Dials of Replica Rolex Watch

Aside from innovation, finishing and an extraordinary history, sometimes the really exciting part of a watch is its dial. In this article, we’re not just talking about the blue Rolex dial. For decades, the Rolex brand has been creating special variations on several of its replica watches with dials that are completely different from traditional ones. In some cases traditional techniques are used, in others unconventional materials are used, and either way the end result is very special.
First, you see a familiar fuzzy dial from Rolex — a linen dial. Its name is very self-explanatory because the texture applied to the dial is very similar to what you see when looking at linen fabric. This pattern has emerged in Rolex CEO and dates only the pattern back to the 1960s.
For the 40th anniversary of the Datejust in 1985, Rolex unveiled what was the starting of an ongoing series of specially patterned dials using the Rolex name in a stylized repeating font. In some cases, the all-over pattern can be quite bold and overpowering, but in other instances, it can be incredibly subtle. Without looking too close, you would almost mistake certain Rolex Jubilee dials for more natural patterns – precisely what makes me a huge fan of the more under-the-radar examples.
Stone dials are now ubiquitous in watchmaking, and products like malachite and aventurine have become surprisingly popular. That said, when was the last time you saw a wood dial? There have certainly been some here and there, but overall they are miles more rare than most other material dial options. Most can be found on Rolex watches from the 1970s and 1980s, and when combined with a yellow gold case and bracelet, it is about as quintessential ’80s as it gets.
The early to mid-2000s Cellini Prince models are a very particular breed for many reasons, being the last of the hand-wound Rolex watches out there, and the only ones fitted with a sapphire crystal display back. That said, their dials are also exceptional in a lot of cases. The 18k yellow gold example uses a gold plate with an old-school hobnail pattern that also appears on the bridges of the movement. The choice of dial is very suitable for its rectangular art deco style case, although it has a very old/traditional atmosphere, it is still very cool. This fake watch isn’t for everyone, but it’s sure to impress any self-respecting watch lover.
Last but not least, we have one of the strangest Rolex dial – flower dials. These are still in current production and are rarely promoted by Rolex as a brand. Provided in a 36mm case, these things are simply strange considering the unisex standards. Flower patterns with a bit of cartoon/graphic are carved on the sundial and clocks with or without diamond time markings can be found at 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock.

Affordable Replica TAG Heuer

The future of luxury imitation timepieces is either doomed or never to fail, thanks to a growing appreciation for the tradition of good watchmaking. But just in case, copies of Tag Heuer wear their new golf watches on both sides of the course, depending on whom you talk to.
However, TAG also unboxed a new Connected Modular 45 ‘Golf Edition’ watch. A sportier version of the Connected 45 collection that the fake TAG originally released with a cameo in the last Kingsman movie, it’s billed as a combination of advanced watchmaking with golf-friendly technology, for those looking to improve their performance on the links.
That’s the new TAG Heuer Golf app which features 3D renderings of more than 39,000 courses, designed to be the best tool for enthusiasts of the sport. The replica TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 ‘Golf Edition’ combines a golf-inspired design and shock-resistant materials, featuring a black ceramic bezel that is engraved with a scale of 1 to 18 indicating the number of holes in round of golf.
The watch’s touchscreen is covered with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and it’s decorated with several sensors including GPS, NFC, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and a microphone. Moreover, it has the function of sending messages, receive notifications, play music, and download other apps. The luxury smart watch movement is still in its infancy and the tag heuer replica is actually aiming to carve out a fair sized market share.
One could even state that the Connected Modular 45 ‘Golf Edition’ is “the 21st century equivalent of the original vintage sports fake watches from the 1950s and 1960s that are now so respected by collectors,” notes one industry observer. And while this watch will never be a collector’s piece, it may yet mark a historical milestone in hybrid watchmaking and marketing.
Therefore, no matter if you’re into TAG’s re-issued and re-created heritage designs, which are actually mid-century sports replica watches, or their advanced sport-specific smartwatches just like this one, which are more next-century, there’s no denying the brand is embracing both the future and the past, and hoping that both can flourish and coexist.

Gorgeous Replica Omega Seamaster Gold Watch

I have two questions “Did they do it? Did they do the Worldtimer in steel?” It was only the second day at Baselworld 2019, and already the replica Omega was showing its newest novelties in secret, but to retailers only —no media was present and no photos were taken. For the past two exhibition cycles, I’ve been anxiously waiting for the 2015 platinum halo edition to make its way into the regular collection — and this must be the year.
“It’s amazing. It’s seriously gorgeous,” he added breathlessly, as though adjectives failed him in that particular moment. What I didn’t know is that fake Omega had not just shown him the blue-dialed Worldtimer in steel, but also an equally gorgeous Sedna gold variant with a stark white dial that complements the laser-ablated map relief in the center perfectly. Wait, laser-what?
It is just the laser-ablated. It is how Omega replica has rendered the gnomonic projection of the earth at the center of the dial in such staggering detail. Actually, the dial center’s grade 5 titanium surface is zapped with a laser at varying levels of intensity, creating chemical reactions that yield an equal variety of intense texture and colors, meant to evoke the planet’s seas and landmasses, encircled by a glass 24-hour ring. But what really surprised me about seeing this dial in the flesh is just how much depth and dimensionality it hides — not the same with the textured rotating globe that you might remember from geography class. The visually striking end result uses super-modern manufacturing methods to achieve the time-honored tradition of putting a map in the center of a worldtimer’s dial.
The rest of the eggshell-white dial is rendered in somewhat traditional worldtimer manner: You have the beveled applied hour markers, a deep, tonneau-shaped date aperture at 6 o’clock, and subtle longitudinal striping, which seems a bit like the vertical “teak-deck” style dials from the 8500-series generation of Aqua Terra watches.
Functionality-wise, fake Omega’s new Worldtimer runs similar to a traditional GMT watch, albeit one whose information is simply presented in a different way. Rather than a 24-hour hand running around the center of the dial, as Omega did with its Calibre 8605-powered Aqua Terra GMT of year’s past, we now have a rotating 24-hour disc, which simply reads the local time in each of the world’s primary time zones.
Speaking of which, I had a love or dislike relationship with the Aqua Terra GMT of year’s past. On one hand, it was amazing, super legible, strongly water-resistant, and was full of a globetrotting movement that dunked on any of its contemporaries, making it a serious contender for true GMT supremacy.
At 43mm by 15.5mm, the new Worldtimer is hardly a small watch, but the fake Omega’s edits to this larger case included shortening and sharpening its twisted lugs, which now taper in a steeper downward angle, cutting the overall lug-to-lug measurement to 50mm and enabling the rolex replica watches to sit closer to the wrist. Even in solid gold, and weighing just over 150 grams, it still wears comfortably, owing to the highly supportive leather strap which pushes directly downward from the lugs, rather than out and down, as stated in the previous generation. Everything about the redesign reinforces the fact that the original case size, and even weight, of the watch is secondary to the design of the earpiece — Omega nailed it here.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll repeat it, that the world time traveler’s good watch is conspicuously lacking. When I say “yes,” I mean those that can easily adjust the hour hand while observing “family” or “global time,” and that are waterproof enough that the wearer doesn’t stop when looking at a hotel pool or seaside vacation halfway around the world.

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Pure Gold Rolex Submariner 1680

Actor, executive producer, writer, Justin Theroux wears many hats. He has also become a style icon, though he doesn’t stick to the tradition of leading menswear in high-end designer threads (though he seems to like replica watches). Instead, he likes the skinny black jeans and leather motorcycle gear he has worn since college.
While he has appeared on the cover of GQ – and countless supermarket tabloids courtesy of his more famous predecessor – we admire his bucking trend, most other Tinseltown types blindly follow. Theroux’s clothes were sometimes criticized for being stuck in the 1990s, but his watch game was so powerful that all other tailors’ sins could be forgiven.
Theroux (of course) is a Rolex fan and prefers vintage models, and again he chooses fake watches less popular but no lack of cool. Take the 18k gold Submariner Ref. He was recently found wearing it in 1680. Solid gold sub-dials are kind of rare because the model’s most popular and collectible reference is stainless steel. But wavering is a strong statement.
Theroux’s rolex replica watch is actually from the year he was born in 1971. Prices are in the $40,000 range and are hard to find. It’s very similar to gold 16618, and it will cost you half as much (andis a good buy), but it has more vintage feelings, such as “nipple” dial and acrylic glass. The story goes that Theroux began hunting down submarines as a birthday gift to himself in 1971.
Theroux is also known for his sturdy gold Rolex date President, which isn’t the first watch you’d expect from someone with his style, but he’s doing pretty well. He also saw Audemars Piguet, Cartier and IWC sports in various red-carpet shows and magazine features. But we suspect it comes from his personal collection.
So what replica watches should Theroux be wearing? We highly recommend the 1955 Rolex Explorer II 1655 – this was the first year that the reference made its debut. The watch became known as the Steve McQueen, and although there was little evidence that the actor had worn it, it was still a relatively unpopular watch. Rolex uses some design cues for the 40th anniversary edition, but classic retro references are certainly rarer.