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by leibo
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Where can I find information on Elgin Thrift series and Waltham Chevalier Deco period watches
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: Where can I find information on Elgin Thrift series and Waltham Chevalier Deco period watches

I really want the Elgin Thrift 433 (yours) and the Thrift 440 (Arabic numerals). Thanks to one of the other members on the forum, I have the 449 (roman numerals).

I've missed on the 449 a few times on eBay...

The Piping Rock was one of my first purchases almost 25 years ago...
by leibo
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Where can I find information on Elgin Thrift series and Waltham Chevalier Deco period watches
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: Where can I find information on Elgin Thrift series and Waltham Chevalier Deco period watches

Well, just don't talk about the Chevaliers, show some pictures! I find the Elgins to be some of the most interesting designs in the deco period and also available at a fair price.
by leibo
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Need replacement dial for Legionnaire with enamel numerals on case
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: Need replacement dial for Legionnaire with enamel numerals on case

I think International Dial Co. can refinish that print and make it "like new".
by leibo
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Black Face Hamilton 20's or 30's??
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Black Face Hamilton 20's or 30's??

Fahys is the name of the manufacturer of the case.

Great watch! I have the same but with a different dial.
by leibo
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Compulsive Solid Gold Hamilton Buckle Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 1575

Re: Compulsive Solid Gold Hamilton Buckle Questions

Getting off the topic of buckles - does anyone know who makes straps ANYTHING close to ones that Mark has in his photo?
by leibo
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: GG-W-113 Project
Replies: 0
Views: 166

GG-W-113 Project

I've eyeballed these for awhile on eBay, but I've been concerned about the prevalence of fakes and frankens. The wear on it seemed to be reasonable, but there wasn't a shot of the movement or the inside of the case: https://i.imgur.com/jbjdSU5.jpg https://i.imgur.com/bxKMSL7.jpg I put in a bid that ...
by leibo
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: American Watch Forum
Topic: Plez HELP in ID a Wittnauer
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: Plez HELP in ID a Wittnauer

It's very cool - love that dial! But, I know not what it is...
by leibo
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: black enamel on engraved case
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: black enamel on engraved case

Here's a link to one of the previous threads:

viewtopic.php?t=4297

There is a difference between "true" enamel and "painted on" enamel. You get where you need to be with an enamel paint pen and some paint thinner / acetone.
by leibo
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Deco Hamilton watch unsure of model
Replies: 9
Views: 802

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: 36
Views: 2523

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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