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by SFC
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Fantastic Finds Fred's New book...
Replies: 7
Views: 396

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: 7
Views: 263

Re: Cool Ephemera

Illinois factory frame..
Image
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: 443

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-)
by SFC
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: American Watch Forum
Topic: Timex 1983 Military Camper - Before & After
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Timex 1983 Military Camper - Before & After

Nice looking watch Mo!
by SFC
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Fantastic Finds Fred's New book...
Replies: 7
Views: 396

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

Right to left? for the different models
I have slowed down on buying watches but still managed to have added a couple Illinois that I would say are fantastic. I need some better light to take pics... later this week
by SFC
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton Automatic Movement Question
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Hamilton Automatic Movement Question

Mo, I think what your friend said is correct. Hamilton used a handful of different makers but never made their own. Early on the kurth freres movements (certina) and later the buren micro rotors and all the eta stuff. Not sure if they used schild autos and I am probably missing some other makers.
by SFC
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Repairing, Renovating and Restoring your watch
Topic: Where could I find a replacement balance staff for this Breguette?
Replies: 3
Views: 443

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

Hi, the movement is FEF 86 (this movement can be found with different layouts) the staff you are looking for should specify that it is for incabloc.
If you can't find a staff you could source a donor movement with incabloc
by SFC
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: European Watch Forum
Topic: Something different
Replies: 11
Views: 370

Re: Something different

I don't think I have ever seen the "observado en todas posiciones" on a watch movement. I am not an expert in spanish watch lingo but "observado" doesn't give me confidence that the watch was actually adjusted to minimize positional error. I don't have much to add other than it would be cool to get ...
by SFC
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The EARLIEST American made Men's Wrist Watch KNOWN to EXIST
Replies: 15
Views: 1110

Re: The EARLIEST American made Men's Wrist Watch KNOWN to EXIST

Stan, nice pick. I didn't bid but was looking at that New Hampshire auction. I wanted the scraps of that auction... the lots that were just piles of wristwatches that you couldn't make out the contents. The lots I am talking about didn't go cheap either and for good reason.. There is something about...
by SFC
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is eBay doing now
Replies: 8
Views: 490

Re: What is eBay doing now

"The listing you’re looking for is no longer available. Check out this similar item we found for you." This is the message you get when eBay shows you a "similar" active auction instead of the ended auction you want to revisit LISTING is in blue and is actually a link to what you are trying to view ...