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by 441victor
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Compiling a list of Waltham 6/0 movement models.
Replies: 5
Views: 3316

Re: Compiling a list of Waltham 6/0 movement models.

Welcome to the forum David. This is indeed one of my first posts on VWF. Walthams have been a favorite of mine since I started collecting vintage watches. Finding factual material is much more of a challenge than for Elgins and Hamiltons. I am aware of the Waltham A-11s made for Lend/Lease program a...
by 441victor
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Bulova Watch Forum
Topic: Fake or Real A-11 1944 Air Force Bulova Watch?
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Fake or Real A-11 1944 Air Force Bulova Watch?

Welcome to the forum Chle. A-11 collecting is a minefield to mix metaphors. There are some things wrong with the watch in your pics. The case looks too new to be WWII issued. There is a load of government surplus part out there and I suspect this was made from an essentially NOS case. The engraving ...
by 441victor
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Solid 18K 21J Demi Hunter
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Solid 18K 21J Demi Hunter

What a beauty. Although we don't know the details of the journey, that's a fitting home. I'll admit to being biased since anyone who spends time in the Waltham forum already knows how I feel about Riversides. I've long thought about trying my hand at modding an odd hunter case into a demi-hunter lik...
by 441victor
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: What is this?

That's a 502 movement and dial from a model 1451 in a non-Elgin case. Several companies used that style of case and it was popular as a replacement for worn factory cases. Joel
by 441victor
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: 1953 Spare Parts Price List
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: 1953 Spare Parts Price List

Amazing, $4.80 for a complete balance w/ gold screws, $5.05 for an applied figure dial, $3.10 for luminous, $1.30 for plate jewels in gold settings and $.65 for a DuraPower mainspring. Joel
by 441victor
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is eBay doing now
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: What is eBay doing now

I had a pleasant ebay surprise. I clicked on a link to a 2015 auction in a post here today and got the complete description and all the pics. Joel
by 441victor
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is eBay doing now
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: What is eBay doing now

See below.
by 441victor
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin Post War model 6619 with a 10k Schwab and Wuischpard cased 539.
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Elgin Post War model 6619 with a 10k Schwab and Wuischpard cased 539.

It uses the SS back from the 6618 but has a different stamp when it has one at all. It was just at the start of Elgin's use of model stamps. I have 3 of the all stainless 6618s and only one is marked.That's why I was surprised to see the 10k marked on the back of the lug. I was hoping all the other ...
by 441victor
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Waltham Pilot Cushion w/ 3/0 15j Model 1907 from 1930.
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: Waltham Pilot Cushion w/ 3/0 15j Model 1907 from 1930.

It's in for getting a COA. That list always seems to grow faster than the time I have to spend on it. Joel
by 441victor
Wed May 30, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin Post War model 6619 with a 10k Schwab and Wuischpard cased 539.
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Elgin Post War model 6619 with a 10k Schwab and Wuischpard cased 539.

What a gorgeous way to use up war surplus. Actually calling this particular Elgin movement surplus is a stretch. Granted it is the same movement used by pilots, navigators and watch synchronizing GIs during WWII, this one didn’t start ticking until 1949. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/oUICFEDDYdu...