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by SFC
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Ladies Watch Forum
Topic: Strange Hamilton Hijack
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Strange Hamilton Hijack

I've noticed that the war years 1942- had a large impact on case makers with contracts with Hamilton. Case makers such as Biggs who were making a significant amount of cases for the many Hamilton ladies models had to adapt to keep their operations going. When Hamilton shifted their focus towards non...
by SFC
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: What do you guys think about Lord Elgin watches.
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: What do you guys think about Lord Elgin watches.

I agree with GeneJockey. Underrated from the design standpoint as well as overall build. Great value for what you pay... so an excellent place to start if you are new to American wristwatches or vintage in general. I know Bruce Shawkey just published an Elgin guide for their wristwatches. I don't ow...
by SFC
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Omega Watch Forum
Topic: Vintage omega question
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Re: Vintage omega question

I don't see any reason why you would have to manufacture parts for this overhaul. Its not an antique movement..its a fairly common movement. If parts are needed you source them. Much less time consuming than fabrication from scratch. Try taking to another watchmaker for a second opinion. I do suppor...
by SFC
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch ID Forum
Topic: Need help...please
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Need help...please

You check around the back for case knife opening? If not.. split stem and movement comes out the front after removing the crystal.
by SFC
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Omega Watch Forum
Topic: Vintage omega question
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Re: Vintage omega question

I'm not sure this particular watch has a "model" and the movement is caliber 265.. I'm sure with a simple google search you will find info on the caliber. The watch is from the 1950's. The $450 quote is high but not absurd keeping in mind the guy has his shop overhead to deal with and also a need to...
by SFC
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Beginners Watch Forum
Topic: Inherited Watches
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: Inherited Watches

Jon, you need to open the watches to see the gold content. The bucherer is most likely solid gold. The longines and the other ladies watch could be as well but you need to open them to find out. None of these watches are all that collectible so you need to see what the cases are made of to determine...
by SFC
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Fantastic Finds Fred's New book...
Replies: 9
Views: 896

Re: Fantastic Finds Fred's New book...

Yes, it is a cool find and quite an amazing feat. To be honest I don't really need this one. I don't enjoy seeing watches like this one left behind. An engraving celebrating a unique and rather impressive achievement has a different feeling than the typical service watch that is abandoned... "congra...
by SFC
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Fantastic Finds Fred's New book...
Replies: 9
Views: 896

Re: Fantastic Finds Fred's New book...

This is one of the Hamilton-Illinois watches from the mid 50's.. Given at the Insurance City Open in Connecticut to Bill Whedon. The I.C.O. is a PGA tour event (it has since been renamed as the Travelers Championship). At this tournament in 1955 Bill Whedon became the first golfer to ever hit two ho...
by SFC
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Cool Ephemera
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: Cool Ephemera

Illinois factory frame..
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by SFC
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Repairing, Renovating and Restoring your watch
Topic: Where could I find a replacement balance staff for this Breguette?
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Re: Where could I find a replacement balance staff for this Breguette?

I looked in the bestfit the inca staff # is 756...the link below is the part
https://www.ebay.com/itm/FEF170-BALANCE ... Swa39Urn1j

eres el primero que se da cuenta SFC casta y coraje 8-)