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by 441victor
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Henslee case by Illinois Watch Case Co.
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Henslee case by Illinois Watch Case Co.

This explains why the drawing in the 1951 catalog doesn't match up with any of the usual Henslee cases. It's showing this Illinois case.
4902 Henslee 1951 Catalog.jpg
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The cases from S&W and Star have a smooth transition between the bezel and lugs. Joel
by 441victor
Tue May 23, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Seiko Watch Forum
Topic: Most Significant Seiko ????
Replies: 26
Views: 11064

Re: Most Significant Seiko ????

I was just reading through these posts again and noticed that the 6186 has what appears to be an adjustment on the regulator to control the space between the pins.
6186 Grand Seiko VFA movement.jpg
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That is truly obsessive engineering. Amazing. Joel
by 441victor
Mon May 22, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin Waterproof Model 8677
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Elgin Waterproof Model 8677

Elgin made several attempts to come up with a water proof/resistant design for their rectangular and tonneau shaped models. Many examples of the Edgewater, Gulfport and Oceanside have stripped and rusted out screws trying to hold their flat back plate and gasket against the four corners of their cas...
by 441victor
Tue May 09, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: European Watch Forum
Topic: Pierce Chronograph
Replies: 35
Views: 22907

Re: Pierce Chronograph

Welcome to our form Sleeper. Cleaning dials is a journey full of unknowns and hazards from personal experience. There are some dials whose printing will dissolve, flake or fade away under even a gentile glance. A search in the posts here will turn up some good advise and techniques. Most will say to...
by 441victor
Thu May 04, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Gruen Movement Mystery
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Gruen Movement Mystery

I’ve finally come up with some answers about a series of Gruen wrist watch movements that I first posted about in 2011. Collecting watches "Made In the USA" has led me to Gruen’s grade 335 and 335SS movements made in Cincinnati Ohio and I’ve managed to collect a few nice models. My searches have als...
by 441victor
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 4/23/2017 through 4/29/2017
Replies: 35
Views: 1317

Re: WRUW 4/23/2017 through 4/29/2017

Magpie, I believe you have a model 6807 which is called a Neptune. Both grumpyguy and stryfox Have examples but with roman numeral at 12,3,6 and 9.
by 441victor
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Waltham 6/0 – C Model No. 621 Sweep Second Calendar
Replies: 6
Views: 2529

Re: Waltham 6/0 – C Model No. 621 Sweep Second Calendar

Time for a recap of my Chronodate movement posts. From the back, the first pointer date movement I won on Ebay looks like an "ordinary" 6/0-C center seconds grade 621 S.S. if you can use that word. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/aeKpHddr5mh0beiHTcghT5pnlCAUXwxJrtYZCMcojxkpxJbl7xpk52ockfNjPaed7rSH...
by 441victor
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin Model 6613 Driver Model from 1939.
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Elgin Model 6613 Driver Model from 1939.

I tip my hat. You are a master Michael. Joel
by 441victor
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin Rochester 1957
Replies: 12
Views: 466

Re: Elgin Rochester 1957

I don't know where I got this photo. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/gUDpax1MkoVPfGZjdcgdb8_dAa6VeklPnPtfYT9PQ3InOTeBy_BIHKYzpPanphCRL-7scut_5hDQ2NWvvU6lcQVulqcbcZGOlBpX0-_II5AZBBSTnuGJX0FU5eSv4pQh6VScx6JhQYM5cz_4E6PAoavt-2CulSlJz_UTjEe7gCFXtXNXa1HbsshcXnaM0sIW_IUn_zA7JVey8gTlLacq5-QLneioVgfgx-zon...
by 441victor
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin Holcomb
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: Elgin Holcomb

I thought I might get in cheap but even this non-runner with no crystal went for over $70. http://m.ebay.com/itm/Elgin-19-Jewels-10K-Yellow-Gold-Filled-Mens-Wrist-Watch-No-Band-or-Crystal-/361951921079?nav=WATCHING_ENDED I should have hit it harder. I don't really see the attraction. Not at over $50...