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by 441victor
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Waltham Step Side model with 6/0 Jewel Series Ruby movement from 1929.
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Waltham Step Side model with 6/0 Jewel Series Ruby movement from 1929.

Thanks for digging into this. I have this same illustration on page from an unidentified catalog. Same item numbers (6030 and 6031) but the prices were $68.75 for both. It was claimed to be from 1930. I don't have a feeling for whether higher pricing would support an earlier date or not. Researching...
by 441victor
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Bulova Watch Forum
Topic: Bulova Treasurer model 6AE from 1936.
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Bulova Treasurer model 6AE from 1936.

Usually ebay’s search engine has no concept of what other watches are a “match” to a mid-30s Art Deco Elgin or what watches I will also “like”. There are times though that I will click on suggested auctions that catch my eye just to see where the random walk will lead me. Once in a while something i...
by 441victor
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Waltham Step Side model with 6/0 Jewel Series Ruby movement from 1929.
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Waltham Step Side model with 6/0 Jewel Series Ruby movement from 1929.

This model appears throughout Waltham ads and catalogs from the 30’s. However, from the date of its movement it was offered before then. It does seem to have been quite popular and I can see why. It’s attractive Art Deco design effectively hides the presence of a large round movement. Waltham even o...
by 441victor
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Waltham Upton w/ an 18j 870SS Crescent St. movement from 1940.
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Waltham Upton w/ an 18j 870SS Crescent St. movement from 1940.

Thanks Liz. I can give you the short answer about your movement here. The longer answer will require more research and a much needed post which I'll add to the forum soon. The non-sweep second 870 movements have a longer production history that runs from 1934-42. This is about the time Waltham seria...
by 441victor
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 3/25 through 3/31/2018?
Replies: 18
Views: 664

Re: WRUW 3/25 through 3/31/2018?

I like the looks of the Spencer. It's almost pulls off the Horizon Look model with a rectangular shape. Very nice example Bryan. Joel
by 441victor
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Waltham Upton w/ an 18j 870SS Crescent St. movement from 1940.
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Waltham Upton w/ an 18j 870SS Crescent St. movement from 1940.

Waltham’s Upton is an iconic Art Deco design from a company I usually describe as grandfatherly. It almost exudes lightness in contrast to their normal button down, boardroom flair. Looking at it on my wrist conjures up images of the Chrysler building straight out of the NYC skyline. https://lh3.goo...
by 441victor
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Information about my "new" Illinois watch.
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Information about my "new" Illinois watch.

Until the big shake out of the depression there were at least a dozen major manufactures in the US pocket watch industry. Hampton and Studebaker are two that come to mind off the top of my cluttered brain. Just search for RR approved watches from the turn of the century. They all seemed to share fou...
by 441victor
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Waltham 6/0 Model 1898 Ruby Sweep Second in an Apex jobber case.
Replies: 0
Views: 141

Waltham 6/0 Model 1898 Ruby Sweep Second in an Apex jobber case.

The early sweep second movements have always been near the top of my list of desirable Walthams. They are normally found inside Keystone Victory cases like this. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/lUe6emC1RJ9PDGfxeaeSmcqUpJcgYFAKRqbfSDVZw3tT0UEpgJihe1hzm6kqOvGiY_rSwY3LBlXjyioK65YXh5oqS4OXmbMswlke0BxM...
by 441victor
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have any good ideas about nice men's watches?
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: Do you have any good ideas about nice men's watches?

Since you didn't mention what your budget is, it's hard to recommend a specific watch. Your best bet for finding a modern watch is to search Google for "best watch under $200" or $400. That will narrow your search. I would try to avoid any quartz powered watch. You will find affordable diver, retro,...
by 441victor
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Ritz
Replies: 17
Views: 707

Re: Ritz

It will take a lot more than 24.5 lbs of anything to change the way I feel about one simple fact. The names Hamilton, Elgin, Bulova and Illinois are owned by the swiss horological industry. Joel