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by GJH
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Dial Cleaning Methods
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Dial Cleaning Methods

Some inspiration...

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by GJH
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Dial Cleaning Methods
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Dial Cleaning Methods

Congrats on a very cool looking Mate there!

Keep us posted on the progress.

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by GJH
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 9/17 through 9/23/2017?
Replies: 36
Views: 477

Re: WRUW 9/17 through 9/23/2017?

Illinois Transitional heavy engraving

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by GJH
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Greatgrandfather's Illinois Watch Identification
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Greatgrandfather's Illinois Watch Identification

Beautiful Illinois!

Welcome to the forum!

Believe it or not, My Great Grandfather's Pocket watch was what got me into collecting
Illinois wrist watches. When I realized that they also made them, I was hooked.

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by GJH
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: My first Illinois - Advice/Info please
Replies: 15
Views: 276

Re: My first Illinois - Advice/Info please

I think the white part of the dial looks TERRIFIC. At this point perhaps you might want to speak with Robert at ID about re-printing the Illinois logo and re-filling the numbers with aged (NOT ORANGE!!!) luminous. That's all it really needs... and, frankly, I think this will look better than the va...
by GJH
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 9/10 through 9/16/2017
Replies: 38
Views: 593

Re: WRUW 9/10 through 9/16/2017

Illinois Sportsman

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by GJH
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: My first Illinois - Advice/Info please
Replies: 15
Views: 276

Re: My first Illinois - Advice/Info please

Get that badboy looking like new again!
Some inspiration...

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by GJH
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: My first Illinois - Advice/Info please
Replies: 15
Views: 276

Re: My first Illinois - Advice/Info please

FANTASTIC Wayne!!! As B notes, the plain bezel version is quite hard to come by!!! You generally see the engraved versions and this is a super example! The 17J looks in great shape too! I would bet the farm that Fred has a nice Dial for this. Go on his website and shoot him an email. Tell him you ar...
by GJH
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Illinois Beau Brummel Viking
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Illinois Beau Brummel Viking

The color balance must have been WAY off in those pictures. To my knowledge, that case came only in WGF and GGF (there's an ultra-rare specimen in two-tone white and green). I've never heard of one in YGF. (If any in yellow are known to exist, I'm sure Fred will tell us in his new book.) Agree B! T...
by GJH
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: latest acquisition
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: latest acquisition

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Here is the case... same movement as yours.