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by 441victor
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Schooled about the meaning of instantly on ebay.
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Schooled about the meaning of instantly on ebay.

I know everyone here has scratched their heads and wondered about the sanity of some ebay sellers. Here's a shot of the ebay screen letting me know I won this nice Harland (item number 272805693182) late Sat night: Untitled.jpg The auction ended at 9PM while I was out and when I got home and checked...
by 441victor
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: MORE Elgin Pocket Watches
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: MORE Elgin Pocket Watches

Gorgeous indeed. The opposite end of the spectrum from the plain functionality of a RR standard watch where the decoration that was allowed was hidden beneath the covers. Great use of gold color to make the flowers and leaves stand out and the eyes sparkle. I don't know if it's the same company but ...
by 441victor
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Misc Watch Forum
Topic: Kool CBS 5pm watch?
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: Kool CBS 5pm watch?

Hi Laney, that is an Elgin model 9511 called the Caldwell and should have a grade 712 movement inside. It was likely made in the late 50's. That little watch represents quite a piece of history. Joel
by 441victor
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Misc Watch Forum
Topic: Mathey Tissot Watch
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Mathey Tissot Watch

Welcome to the VWF Tom. Now that you have pinned a polaroid on the bulletin board of the Laundromat here, the only advice I can offer is, be patient. It's not unusual for someone to browse through the forum, see a post and offer up a bit of info or an identification or even a story that unlocks a wh...
by 441victor
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin B W Raymond RR Grade 571 21j Pocket Watch from 1927.
Replies: 11
Views: 186

Re: Elgin B W Raymond RR Grade 571 21j Pocket Watch from 1927.

I'm indeed grateful for the correction Doug. I worked for most of a week on this post and started out confused by trying to make sense of your "Okay - NOW I think I'm done!" post without the aid of pictures. Thanks photobucket! By the time I'd gone through your blog posts and about 20 other ebay auc...
by 441victor
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin B W Raymond RR Grade 571 21j Pocket Watch from 1927.
Replies: 11
Views: 186

Elgin B W Raymond RR Grade 571 21j Pocket Watch from 1927.

Like many members here on VWF, I became addicted to vintage horology through the gateway drug of Railroad Standard pocket watches. My out of control habit soon drove me to the cheaper and easier fix provided by wrist watches but my need for the hard stuff has never been far below the surface. Hangin...
by 441victor
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Help with Elgin ID
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Help with Elgin ID

No hurt feelings Bruce. I had the right image in my folder of models just the wrong number to go with it. A lot of my IDs come from "expert" sources on ebay so I'm always glad to get better information from my friends here. Please post the rest of the models from the mailer. I am slowly growing my c...
by 441victor
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Photobucket has gone full retard
Replies: 56
Views: 1905

Re: Photobucket has gone full retard

How are you all fixing old posts? This is exactly what I was trying to do last September when ImageShack pulled the same crap on me and all my old posted pictures when away. Joel
by 441victor
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Help with Elgin ID
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Help with Elgin ID

Bruce, I have it ID'ed as a model 1401. It's a close relative to the model 461 Avigo and 436 Senior but lacks their thin enamel filled lines running between the lugs and the crystal. Those are in the 31 catalog pages in the catalog sticky post. Joel
by 441victor
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin Cranbrook Model 4821 Enameled Bezel Grade 680 from 1955.
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Elgin Cranbrook Model 4821 Enameled Bezel Grade 680 from 1955.

Most of my favorite Elgin designs come from the 50’s. What do you want? Icons? The Webster, El Dorado/Black Knight, Saturn, Direct Read Golfball. Wow. Lugs to die for? Fremont, Oxford, Drake, Ascot, Rochester. Then you add in some enamel on the bezel. Hard like the Celestial twins or painted, giving...