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by JerryT
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Cool Ephemera
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Cool Ephemera

Beautiful advertising leaflet, Jerry! I believe it's likely from the autumn of 1927 -- for the Christmas trade that year. (Many of the watches advertised in it, and the copywriting for them, correspond to what Illinois ran in its pages for 1928 jobbers' catalogs, which would have been being assembl...
by JerryT
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Cool Ephemera
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Cool Ephemera

That sign is great! I would love that hanging above my bench.

Here is an undated folded leaflet for the Holidays. Maybe someone can suggest what year it is from based on the wristwatches and prices. (I suspect it is from around 1927-28)
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by JerryT
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Waltham 7.25 Ligne Rectangular Model from 1935.
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: Waltham 7.25 Ligne Rectangular Model from 1935.

Thanks for the interesting introduction to these. My Waltham wristwatch interest has been for earlier models than these, but I did have to get this example (movement only) for my Riverside collection. (... looks like some inappropriate jewel replacements, but I got it cheap) --
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by JerryT
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery wrist watch from around 1900
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Mystery wrist watch from around 1900

I love it! I wish we knew more about it. I would guess one must remove the back to access the bars for the strap. At this vintage they may not be spring bars; I have seen some watches with threaded rods that screw into the lugs. I have seen dials with exploding numerals just like this as far back as...
by JerryT
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Solid 18K 21J Demi Hunter
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Solid 18K 21J Demi Hunter

Clearly this is one of those instances where the serial number list is wrong. Your movement appears to be their 1907-model 3/0 movement. The 5-year difference between the case hallmark and the movement age might indicate a replacement movement, or perhaps the case was just unused until later.
by JerryT
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: European Watch Forum
Topic: Something different
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: Something different

Thanks for posting better photos. Definitely a pin pallet escapement, but the highest grade Roskopf I have ever seen!
by JerryT
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: European Watch Forum
Topic: Something different
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: Something different

This is "something different" in a number of ways! The marking in Spanish is something I have not seen before on these, and the dial is certainly unusual. It looks like silver, and I would guess that the hours were painted on those raised "scrolls" at one time. The watch certainly looks like a Rosko...
by JerryT
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is eBay doing now
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: What is eBay doing now

SFC wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:52 pm
... LISTING is in blue ...
Aha! The blue text is almost impossible to notice on my screen, but glad to see that does work to see the original listing.

Thanks for that.