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by GeneJockey
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Red Hadley Case
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: Red Hadley Case

I'd never seen a Hadley case before. I note that the font used for 'Hadley' is the same as the 'Elgin' font. I don't remember ever seeing bracelets in cases like that, but I grew up in a small town, and the only time I saw bracelets for sale it was in those hanging displays that turned. I imagine on...
by GeneJockey
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin Henslee Model 2203 Grade 730 from 1961.
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: Elgin Henslee Model 2203 Grade 730 from 1961.

Not only do you have a Henslee to brag about, but it's also one of the less common ones! That counts double! :lol:
by GeneJockey
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin Watch Easter Egg
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Elgin Watch Easter Egg

Assuming it's n good working order, I think it would bring about $150-200 on Ebay. Ferrys aren't as common as Ryersons or Wheelers, but they're not even remotely rare.
by GeneJockey
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Question About 1978 Sun Bowl Elgin
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Question About 1978 Sun Bowl Elgin

By this time, Elgin was nothing but a name and set of trademarks.
by GeneJockey
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: 15/0 gr. 670 dial side pallet cap jewel...
Replies: 20
Views: 389

Re: 15/0 gr. 670 dial side pallet cap jewel...

I've been polishing cap jewels on watch paper. Just turn them face-down on a fresh sheet, and use a pegwood stick to rub them around. Works great most of the time. If it doesn't, I just scrape off the crud with the pegwood and rub them on the watch paper again. You have to be careful, of course. It'...
by GeneJockey
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Lord Elgin Clubman 4811 crystal
Replies: 9
Views: 146

Re: Lord Elgin Clubman 4811 crystal

The fact that none of the crystal catalogs have anything listed for the 4811 suggests to me that the Clubman was fitted with a generic round crystal, probably plastic. For a glass crystal, you'd just need to measure the diameter, and glue it in.
by GeneJockey
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: 15/0 gr. 670 dial side pallet cap jewel...
Replies: 20
Views: 389

Re: 15/0 gr. 670 dial side pallet cap jewel...

The big thing for me was getting a pair of Dumont #5s. Every other fine point tweezer I'd used, the tips were prone to twisting, and if they twist, they'll flip parts away. The other thing was figuring out that my #3s were actually better for handling unset jewels from shock-free settings than #5s.
by GeneJockey
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: 15/0 gr. 670 dial side pallet cap jewel...
Replies: 20
Views: 389

Re: 15/0 gr. 670 dial side pallet cap jewel...

You realize, of course, that you'll find it the next time you lose something else, and definitely after you receive the replacement in the mail. That's how watch parts work.
by GeneJockey
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: 760/761 Turkey Shoot
Replies: 87
Views: 15675

Re: 760/761 Turkey Shoot

Are those lugs fixed or swiveling? Looks like the latter.

Those are gorgeous, BTW!!
by GeneJockey
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Ridgewood
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: Ridgewood

They're always to dear for my pocket, regardless of condition.

That one, though, looks spectacular! You might find the correct bracelet in NOS condition if you scour Ebay, but it'll be more expensive than the watch!