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by GJH
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Cool Ephemera
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Cool Ephemera

Cool Leaflet and super neat key!!! Here are a few more items... A display case. I can't believe the seller got it to me undamaged, but he did. https://i.imgur.com/ocByFAl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/wZirAnr.jpg Mirror at back of case to see the watches better: https://i.imgur.com/CYiUqwO.jpg And here is...
by GJH
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Fantastic Finds Fred's New book...
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Fantastic Finds Fred's New book...

Here is a rare trifecta of the Greyhound, The Motorcoach, and a rare custom dial Off Duty. A small correction: the name is "Motor Coach" (2 words), with no "The." One might say that discovering the identity of this heretofore unknown model was itself a "Fantastic Find"! ;) (Quite a tale, and recoun...
by GJH
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW TODAY, July 15-21?
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Re: WRUW TODAY, July 15-21?

Illinois Ongard with rare "Good Luck" engraving.

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by GJH
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Cool Ephemera
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Cool Ephemera

One of my favorite chapters in Fred's new book set is chapter 5. In this book, there is a TON of Ephemera. Ephemera is the advertising and other marketing and promotional stuff from the Illinois Watch company. It is very difficult to come by (in most cases) because not a lot of it was saved, and muc...
by GJH
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Fantastic Finds Fred's New book...
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Fantastic Finds Fred's New book...

Here is another FF from Fred's book.
There are only 2 known examples of the Decagon.

If you don't have Fred's book at this point, I highly recommend it.

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Here is the original ad from Fred's book.

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by GJH
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Illinois - early ww
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Illinois - early ww

Great info folks!
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by GJH
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Is this a Canby?
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Re: Is this a Canby?

That is a lovely square cut corner. Similar to the Canby, but a more square vs. rectangular shape.
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by GJH
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Fantastic Finds Fred's New book...
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Fantastic Finds Fred's New book...

Thanks folks... yes, right to left!
by GJH
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Fantastic Finds Fred's New book...
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Fantastic Finds Fred's New book...

Not sure if you all have been able to plow through Fred's book yet, But in the making of his book, I was able to find LOTS of what Fred calls "Fantastic Finds" I have some to show here and would love it if you folks have discovered some specimens that have surfaced. PLEASE POST THEM, IF YOU FIND THE...