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- Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:24 pm
- Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
- Topic: Elgin Crusader model 2893 8/0 grade 524 from 1935.
- Replies: 0
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It’s amazing that ebay still has the ability to surprise me. This was supposed to be a simple, no-brainer auction. I wasn’t worried by the lack of inside the case photos. I knew exactly what this watch was. A model 2893 Crusader listed in the 1939 catalog and shown in several ads from the mid 30’s. ...
- Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:43 pm
- Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
- Topic: Does this make sense?
- Replies: 8
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"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...
- Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:51 pm
- Forum: Repairing, Renovating and Restoring your watch
- Topic: Forming a round domed crystal.!
- Replies: 3
- Views: 680
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...
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
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...
- Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:02 pm
- Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
- Topic: 1917 WWI Burlington "Aviator" Trench Watch
- Replies: 7
- Views: 1109
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...