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by leibo
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Deco Hamilton watch unsure of model
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: Deco Hamilton watch unsure of model

Using New York Buildings as a gauge: Chrysler Building 1929 Chanin Building 1929 Empire State 1931 Rockefeller Center - last building 1939 I'd say as far as watches go, I'd say most of of the "true" deco styles are late 20s into the first couple of years of the 30s...that being said, some of the mor...
by leibo
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 2/18/18 through 2/24/18
Replies: 17
Views: 183

Re: WRUW 2/18/18 through 2/24/18

Eh...looks like a redial... :lol:
coronado wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:36 pm
Can you believe I don't own a Piping Rock?! Fortunately, I have a friend who let me borrow one of his for the afternoon.

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by leibo
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Red Twelve Elgin 3/0
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Red Twelve Elgin 3/0

The "silver filled" as is odd. I bought it from a UK seller, and from I understand, the "Made in USA" was for Elgins sold in foreign markets. Perhaps the cases were more expensive (higher import tax) if it was solid silver?
by leibo
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Red Twelve Elgin 3/0
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Red Twelve Elgin 3/0

Hi all - I picked this up on eBay. I've admired the "red 12 elgins", and I was able to scoop this up. From the Elgin serial number database, it's a 3/0, 7 Jewel 462 circa 1925. Does anyone know the case manufacturer? It seems to be silver filled from the description, but the case isn't really tarnis...
by leibo
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: My New E-11 Oval
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: My New E-11 Oval

Nice grab! The case looks to be in good shape.
by leibo
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton grade 983
Replies: 22
Views: 690

Re: Hamilton grade 983

On the repairing the case with the missing lugs, I think I like the round style better. I don't know if I'm creating a Franken-watch, but I believe that the round Fahys is the same one that was being used by Hamilton for the 1918 Aviators Watch? But that being said, I now own two cases that need rep...
by leibo
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton grade 983
Replies: 22
Views: 690

Re: Hamilton grade 983

I picked up a 983 a few months back on eBay, and I recently found a Fahys case that I believe should work: https://i.imgur.com/9PQzgq2.jpg https://i.imgur.com/PWgm2Vy.jpg https://i.imgur.com/xtGF6BK.jpg The 983 had the lugs cut off, and I was hoping that I'd be able to find a suitable case to put it...
by leibo
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 12/31/2017 through 1/6/2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1116

Re: WRUW 12/31/2017 through 1/6/2018

Is the case stamped cased and timed by Elgin? Or, just Philadelphia Watch Case Co?

Very cool.
stryfox wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:51 pm
Went with this Philadelphia Watch case company Elgin
I really like this one. 96E6139F-6E3E-4474-84AD-F8B1DD6943EA.jpeg
by leibo
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The EARLIEST American made Men's Wrist Watch KNOWN to EXIST
Replies: 11
Views: 407

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

Very cool. Where did you unearth it?

I thought it was interesting that the "4" has the same "+" on the end that some of the later Hamiltons used.
by leibo
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Solid gold Seckron
Replies: 15
Views: 849

Re: Solid gold Seckron

Very cool! Congrats!