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by 441victor
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Does this make sense?
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: Does this make sense?

"It looks very much like the Waltham Campus in this ad:" Except for the: Shape of the case sides. Shape of the lugs. Shape of the bezel opening. The printed minute tracks in the dial. Shape of the numerals. Case material. Attention to detail is essential when identifying a watch model. If we were co...
by 441victor
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Repairing, Renovating and Restoring your watch
Topic: Forming a round domed crystal.!
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: Forming a round domed crystal.!

The missing pictures are what happens when someone copies one of your old posts and pastes it as their own. http://www.vintagewatchforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5281&p=38172 Not a nice thing but maybe divine doesn't know any better or thinks us old men have lost our memories as well as our minds. J...
by 441victor
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: What model is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 552

Re: What model is this?

This model is also shown on the fourth page of the '29/'30 models as the 697 with a metal band. I only have the preliminary edition of the guide so I can't give an actual page number. Elgin didn't do many dials in silver leaf. That's a gorgeous watch Bryan. Joel
by 441victor
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Help !
Replies: 16
Views: 802

Re: Help !

afire's post sparked a memory of seeing a list of Elgin dials on Wayne Schlitt's site www.ElginWatches.org. Amazingly enough the site is still up and looking through the scans of the 1896 Materials catalog I found exactly the information afire posited should exist. Take a look at illustration number...
by 441victor
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Kind of a cool little Elgin De Luxe
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: Kind of a cool little Elgin De Luxe

Sorry I didn't find the ad sooner. I could have saved you. Joel
by 441victor
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Kind of a cool little Elgin De Luxe
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: Kind of a cool little Elgin De Luxe

It's not a Spencer though Grumpy. Here's an newspaper ad from '51.
Elgin 1951 News Ad.jpg
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Joel
by 441victor
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: 1917 WWI Burlington "Aviator" Trench Watch
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: 1917 WWI Burlington "Aviator" Trench Watch

Good get Stan. I saw that auction and knew it was going to blow past my budget. I'm glad someone got it who knew what it was and would do it justice. I always put the buckle end on the 6 o'clock lugs of my watches. It makes it easier for my clumsy fingers to get them strapped on my wrist without dro...
by 441victor
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Kind of a cool little Elgin De Luxe
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: Kind of a cool little Elgin De Luxe

Those lugs look a lot like the Dundee which had a special band that fit over and covered their upturned ends. Joel
by 441victor
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello Old Friends
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: Hello Old Friends

Well hello back my friend. I've wondered what happened to you from time to time and even asked others if they had heard from you. It brought a tear to my eye to see your name on a post again. It's good to know you're still looking at the grass from the right side. I knew there was someone out there ...
by 441victor
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Email and response
Replies: 7
Views: 543

Re: Email and response

The watch looks like it showed up in http://www.vintagewatchforums.com/viewt ... 33&t=12395. stickly_M85 calls it a pocket watch. Is this your clueless silver and coin expert? Joel