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by JerryT
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Fixed this guy up for a local shop, fun serial number
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: Fixed this guy up for a local shop, fun serial number

Thanks so much for sharing this! I am really surprised that Elgin let this one go without some special finish. Waltham tended to make something special of milestone movements like this.
by JerryT
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: American Watch Forum
Topic: What brand is this
Replies: 1
Views: 421

Re: What brand is this

You will need to post a picture of the watch movement for us to help you. Does it have a name on the dial?
by JerryT
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: "MERRY CHRISTMAS!" from the Elgineers!
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: "MERRY CHRISTMAS!" from the Elgineers!

I imagine not too many of those have survived!

Here is an Elgin greeting from 1922 on a four-fold leaflet with a nativity scene inside.
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I sure wish someone would buy that Hulburd for me!
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by JerryT
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: American Watch Forum
Topic: American Half Hunter Pocket Watch
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: American Half Hunter Pocket Watch

I am not sure why you call this watch American. The case is marked Swiss made and the movement looks like it is made by the Omega Watch Co.
Nice watch!
by JerryT
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Stuff you don't see everyday
Replies: 13
Views: 963

Re: Stuff you don't see everyday

May I add this watch, which I think belongs in this category. As one of twelve made it may not be unique, but it may be the only surviving example.
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by JerryT
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Stuff you don't see everyday
Replies: 13
Views: 963

Re: Stuff you don't see everyday

These are some lovely pieces ... certainly "not seen every day"
HB-001 is from the "Lord Hamilton" sold by Hamilton's "Collector's Classic Edition Society Division". This ad was published in Smithsonian magazine, probably in the 1980s.
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by JerryT
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Help me find (replica?) ribbon band for women's Tonneau watch
Replies: 15
Views: 1697

Re: Help me find (replica?) ribbon band for women's Tonneau watch

In one of the old (1925) material and supply catalogs they were called either "bracelet buckles" or "ribbon bracelet buckles".
[I wish I could buy a one dozen assortment for $4.15 today].
by JerryT
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Waltham Model 1899
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Re: Waltham Model 1899

This is a lovely watch. You should be aware that during this era the watch was not cased at the factory. The customer (your greatgrandfather) would have gone to his jeweler and selected the movement he wanted and the case he liked. The jeweler put them together for him to make the complete watch. Th...
by JerryT
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: How to wear a pocket watch?
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: How to wear a pocket watch?

A pocket watch should ideally not be worn in the bottom of a regular pants pocket (too much leg motion) and definitely not in a pocket with anything else in it (keys, coins etc. will scratch it). I search for pants that have a watch pocket and use a woven leather thong for most days unless I want to...
by JerryT
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Longest award Watch. What do you have?
Replies: 13
Views: 2026

Re: Longest award Watch. What do you have?

Here is another 50-year award. The watch is a Waltham Maximus in a 14K gold case. It is their relatively new Colonial-A model which was the thinnest American watch at the time. It would have sold for around $250 in 1917 when it was presented.
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