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by JerryT
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Waltham 6/0-C L&K 14k model from 1945.
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Waltham 6/0-C L&K 14k model from 1945.

That is a lovely and interesting model. It looked a little familiar to me and, sure enough, I have a LeCoultre in a similar L&K case (but only 10K gold-filled).
by JerryT
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Asking for help/information pocket watch
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: Asking for help/information pocket watch

What a beautiful watch! It looks like it was never worn and it is unusual to find a watch in such pristine condition. According to Elgin factory records, movement number 24,836,474 was made around 1921 and has 15 jewels. The grade number (which relates to quality and cost of the movement) is a grade...
by JerryT
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin regulator on Grade # 590
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Elgin regulator on Grade # 590

The regulator screw actually has a pair of cross-holes in the screw head. I imagine that Elgin made a tool for this, but it is easy enough to find or make a tool. The tool has to have a fine pin at the end that will fit in the cross hole. Then you can insert the pin and turn the screw by quarter tur...
by JerryT
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: European Watch Forum
Topic: Tobias of Liverpool "swiss fake" or not
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: Tobias of Liverpool "swiss fake" or not

It sounds like a Swiss watch that has been engraved to make buyers think it was really made by Tobias (who was a well-respected English watchmaker). This type of fakery was common back then. Good pictures will help us tell you what it really is.
by JerryT
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: American Watch Forum
Topic: Roy Case Co 14k white gold
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: Roy Case Co 14k white gold

With the information so far I can say that Roy made fairly nice cases, although sometimes a little on the thin side. Depending on when the movement was made this could very well be the original case as the movement and case were often mated together by the jeweler at the time of sale. There are many...
by JerryT
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Crown pops out question?
Replies: 20
Views: 1015

Re: Crown pops out question?

Here are a couple of views of how these look apart and together --
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The sleeves come in different diameters and different lengths, so a sleeve from a donor watch may or may not work properly in a different case.
by JerryT
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Cool Ephemera
Replies: 10
Views: 791

Re: Cool Ephemera

This is all great stuff! Keep 'em coming. (I love the wood and glass display units)
by JerryT
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Cool Ephemera
Replies: 10
Views: 791

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: 10
Views: 791

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: 815

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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