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by 441victor
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Repairing, Renovating and Restoring your watch
Topic: Acrylic Crystal Restore
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Acrylic Crystal Restore

Great work Mo. A little work on the crystal often provides the best improvement to the look of a vintage watch. I'm surprised more ebay sellers don't understand this but I'm always glad when I can get a jewel in the rough as a buyer. Thanks for sharing your technique, especially the sponge. Joel
by 441victor
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Your Top 10 Modern Elgins
Replies: 20
Views: 493

Re: Your Top 10 Modern Elgins

What a cruel thing to do to us poor forum members. And you, a moderator who's supposed to keep this place friendly and welcoming. Picking your favorite friend, child even, would be easier. It's all fun and games until you think of number 11 and someone has to go. Top ten for me seems to come down to...
by 441victor
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: warehouse Purchase - Timex Parts
Replies: 15
Views: 325

Re: warehouse Purchase - Timex Parts

That color does make the hands pop. I like it. The count down ring makes more sense than the normal ones I see. That's a great size for a diver, if it's a mechanical movement I might be tempted.
by 441victor
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Repairing, Renovating and Restoring your watch
Topic: Hidden Click--how let down mainspring?
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Hidden Click--how let down mainspring?

The shiny bar at the bottom right is the "click". You should be able to pivot it toward the lower right lug while holding the crown to release it and let down the mainspring. Joel
by 441victor
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin Model 4808 Grade 556 Keystone 14kgf from 1946.
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Elgin Model 4808 Grade 556 Keystone 14kgf from 1946.

I believe this model is new here in the Elgin forum. Hopefully our stellar team of researchers will come up with an ad or maybe a name. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/sVSxvqNXrvj4SOvVfEQ-ZRzMgugPT3wqqijsxiQI66_FysaG-eopY44piAtpzrqERJoH_cooiqpP7yJpRV4XcglRSCh8vHtEWhJxv86hOcIvXO9SvJ21vrR2OLpgT0AR__...
by 441victor
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin Celestial Model 7519 23j grade 718.
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Elgin Celestial Model 7519 23j grade 718.

Thanks for the dating info Doug. I was curious why the crystal didn't reach all the way to the edge of the case. I've seen that on several ebay examples and using the wrong replacement explains it. The hands on mine are actually lumed on the top of the very tips. I recall Grumpy restoring a model wi...
by 441victor
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin Celestial Model 7519 23j grade 718.
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Elgin Celestial Model 7519 23j grade 718.

Finally nailed down a nice example of the Horizon Look Celestial. I know I’m late to the game here as these are fairly common around the forum. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/HJ-6s7BD1eEcKGiwlrE1HiI0UZFDeytRN8ZEK1bVdFtUPv0A6bg7gvIwHOutOxh1-6xOTbqf6T3n5iUvnJ60uzc4tBVB70MlEzbeARsD8Cx69k6WJ98ULgEGHc...
by 441victor
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Lord Elgin Aristocrat
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Lord Elgin Aristocrat

I'm a charter member of that club Doug. Joel
by 441victor
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Two new watches: Clubman and Webster
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Two new watches: Clubman and Webster

That Clubman dial is a jewel. Eventually I need to find one. Joel
by 441victor
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Waltham 6/0 Grade 621 Emerald 21j model from 1938.
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Waltham 6/0 Grade 621 Emerald 21j model from 1938.

This Waltham is definitely a treat. A fine example of depression era watch making from a company still at the top of its game. It’s everything I could want in a wrist watch. A simple and sleek design in solid gold by S&W (Schwab and Wuischpard). Along with its high end movement, it definitely pushes...