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by 441victor
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton Electric Spectra II grade 505.
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Hamilton Electric Spectra II grade 505.

I’m continuing to add electrics to my collection. In addition to my recent Accutron, I found a Spectra II on ebay that lined up with my current requirements: Running, in great shape, terrible description and pictures and not a lot of crazy bidding. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/gQ742H4UB03E_jwzL...
by 441victor
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Illinois Guardsman
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Illinois Guardsman

... On the Waltham, about the only use for the rotor is to reassure you that the watch is running... I feel the same about the miniscule sub second hands that Waltham put on some of their models. To the point I've been collecting more of their sweep second watches. That doesn't mean I don't long fo...
by 441victor
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Engravings...
Replies: 22
Views: 1192

Re: Engravings...

"You need what"s called a reverse sleeve. They install from the inside and are held in place by the movement. Here's the selection from the Waltham material catalog. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ynuGlFShkfba_s2Zvw_cfBTDfri9da8mm9OX1YReh2ea8h64E3D20f4hfdr9kXzVmtehBMfomiRu5Hxilr7t282bLjrKHLL8A2sg...
by 441victor
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin Henslee Model 2203 Grade 730 from 1961.
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: Elgin Henslee Model 2203 Grade 730 from 1961.

Thanks all. You definitely make this forum a better place. It's hard for me to believe that I got a Henslee before Michael. Joel
by 441victor
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin Henslee Model 2203 Grade 730 from 1961.
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Elgin Henslee Model 2203 Grade 730 from 1961.

It’s not easy keeping up with the Elgin crowd these days. With 5 or 6 serious Elgin collectors on the forum, I feel the need to show up with the double hand full of standard models in my menagerie at the very least. Everyone should have a nice Clubman, a Black Knight, a Futura and a couple of Thin T...
by 441victor
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin William Osler Model 18/0 522 15j 1937
Replies: 8
Views: 3849

Re: Elgin William Osler Model 18/0 522 15j 1937

Super Osler Carl. That's the first one I've seen with that MD stamp on the dial. Here are the missing pics from my original post that fell prey to the ImageShack hostage taking money grab. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/wt7mdeanyOSc4KMKwWHDRQlR0dZsal6QC8uEkFx0kHQLTvhu75dFKwZQZGz3mRq9IxnOQXRAma-7n...
by 441victor
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Beginners Watch Forum
Topic: Vintage 1930s Heirloom & Question
Replies: 20
Views: 598

Re: Vintage 1930s Heirloom & Question

The good news, grade 10TS's seem to be fairly common. So, a couple of donor movements and a good watchmaker will make your goal a reality. Joel
by 441victor
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Beginners Watch Forum
Topic: Vintage 1930s Heirloom & Question
Replies: 20
Views: 598

Re: Vintage 1930s Heirloom & Question

Hi Katz and welcome to the forum. Don't get discouraged. There are a couple of things contributing to the slow response here. The Beginner's Forum isn't a high traffic spot on VWF and Wittenauer is not one of the "popular" brands here. So it may take a little longer for your post to attract the atte...
by 441victor
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Bulova Watch Forum
Topic: Bulova Accutron model 203 Grade 214 in SS and 14k Rose Gold from 1960.
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Bulova Accutron model 203 Grade 214 in SS and 14k Rose Gold from 1960.

My watch collection has many gaps but the most glaring is a lack of American made battery powered models. I’ve put a toe in this scary but shallow river by learning to maintain and repair a few Hamilton grade 505 powered watches. Success without great pain even if it’s a fluke always encourages me t...
by 441victor
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: New to Me - Harvey Firestone w/ a question
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: New to Me - Harvey Firestone w/ a question

I haven't seen it in any of the 1931 Ads I have copies of but you can see it in one of the groups of watches shown at the end of the lost 1931 Elgin film in the sticky at the top of the Elgin forum. I would say that qualifies it for your movement. Joel