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by 441victor
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Illinois Cushion 15j Grade 903 in a Wadsworth 14kgf Case.
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Illinois Cushion 15j Grade 903 in a Wadsworth 14kgf Case.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/OylDAUldvkPImJCHjmEF5age90lpZ531f8QB3bI7gCHeRjSPsCPdoErVBR7wjxbpc44USidErmEyyV5XU0t64IWjZC37ianwLcvcL92yHlKQGT9RHK_-9fSo0jCCvpOqEp9fRcwA8MLVGBTFSjjPtKPnMfQ4VSrlNOTemRYETGwgG5x75WVUb5W_4WWNBRpHjgsvZU0OmuJd1zEBkdJHuR3csbjlhWuvIKxwyY4uL5mkDJ7ys4486814YPucnzp3Wvd5aOnen...
by 441victor
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Discussion
Topic: DREADNOUGHT
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Re: DREADNOUGHT

Hi thanasis and welcome. You have posted your question in the wrong forum. This one is for questions about how the site runs. You will be hidden here unless someone like me looks in and finds your post by accident. Try asking the same question in the Pocket Watch Forum ( http://www.vintagewatchforum...
by 441victor
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Waltham 7.25 Ligne Rectangular Model from 1935.
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Waltham 7.25 Ligne Rectangular Model from 1935.

Thank for the comments. Jerry, I think those jewels are a factory mod. Much like the 6/0 Ruby and Emerald movements, the 7 1/4 appears to have transitioned to pressed in jewels without settings. Though in my mind the word inappropriate still applies. Joel
by 441victor
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Waltham 7.25 Ligne Rectangular Model from 1935.
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Waltham 7.25 Ligne Rectangular Model from 1935.

This is something that I’ve been avoiding for some time. Getting involved with a new movement. Of course that phrase brings up different flashbacks for those of us who lived through the 60’s. In this case I’m referring to working on Waltham’s rectangular shaped 7.25 ligne movements. It’s a challenge...
by 441victor
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Here's a little Waltham mystery for our listening audience.
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Here's a little Waltham mystery for our listening audience.

It’s a case produced for Waltham by the Illinois Watch Case Company. It's made to hold one of their 7.25 ligne movements. That puts its birthdate anytime from the early 20’s to the late 30’s. But the mystery isn’t about when it was made but how it was worn. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/aMNICJ95...
by 441victor
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Compiling a list of Waltham 6/0 movement models.
Replies: 5
Views: 3422

Re: Compiling a list of Waltham 6/0 movement models.

Welcome to the forum David. This is indeed one of my first posts on VWF. Walthams have been a favorite of mine since I started collecting vintage watches. Finding factual material is much more of a challenge than for Elgins and Hamiltons. I am aware of the Waltham A-11s made for Lend/Lease program a...
by 441victor
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Bulova Watch Forum
Topic: Fake or Real A-11 1944 Air Force Bulova Watch?
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Fake or Real A-11 1944 Air Force Bulova Watch?

Welcome to the forum Chle. A-11 collecting is a minefield to mix metaphors. There are some things wrong with the watch in your pics. The case looks too new to be WWII issued. There is a load of government surplus part out there and I suspect this was made from an essentially NOS case. The engraving ...
by 441victor
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Solid 18K 21J Demi Hunter
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Solid 18K 21J Demi Hunter

What a beauty. Although we don't know the details of the journey, that's a fitting home. I'll admit to being biased since anyone who spends time in the Waltham forum already knows how I feel about Riversides. I've long thought about trying my hand at modding an odd hunter case into a demi-hunter lik...
by 441victor
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: What is this?

That's a 502 movement and dial from a model 1451 in a non-Elgin case. Several companies used that style of case and it was popular as a replacement for worn factory cases. Joel
by 441victor
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: 1953 Spare Parts Price List
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: 1953 Spare Parts Price List

Amazing, $4.80 for a complete balance w/ gold screws, $5.05 for an applied figure dial, $3.10 for luminous, $1.30 for plate jewels in gold settings and $.65 for a DuraPower mainspring. Joel