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by 441victor
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: 93, 3 finger, CVT 14s (?)
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: 93, 3 finger, CVT 14s (?)

3-finger is a term used to describe a design for the train bridge where it appears to look like three fingers each holding a wheel jewel at its end. I found a NAWCC post by Tom McIntyre that illustrates the two forms using Elgin convertible movements. It's about half way down the thread. https://mb....
by 441victor
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 2/10 through 2/16/2019?
Replies: 13
Views: 474

Re: Mathey tissot

Welcome to the forum. Nice watch. That looks very similar to a early 40's Waltham model called the Dighton. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/M_PowbAaF7Cbl2_nKYrh9nrRwJeNBUeVSsnyGlsJhntFMkUI0fMGbdIJWbQTwbxUoTGO0sGpR_MdW-jrwN4zQXX8l3N9LTa2m0j-JGMqgqxdLYS_PMK46IMHmD_ofO7Wow25E3ObiqieOqGFWMxtMHN5gv875o...
by 441victor
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Repairing, Renovating and Restoring your watch
Topic: Vantage wristwatch disassembly question
Replies: 15
Views: 297

Re: Vantage wristwatch disassembly question

Rather that trying more aggressive methods to pop the back off, it would make sense to remove the crystal first using a lift and see if the opening in the bezel is large enough for the dial to pass through. If so you may be able to see if the stem has a joint just under the edge of the dial. There s...
by 441victor
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone know anything about this Boston Watch Co. watch?
Replies: 6
Views: 1268

Re: Anyone know anything about this Boston Watch Co. watch?

The KF marking on the movement is likely for the swiss company Kurth Freres. They were two brothers, Adolf and Alfred who made watches under the name Certina and sold movements to several American businesses like Grana Watch Company of New York. Joel
by 441victor
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: 93, 3 finger, CVT 14s (?)
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: 93, 3 finger, CVT 14s (?)

Welcome to the VWF Perry. There are many knowledgeable people here who are always eager to help. You didn't mention your level of experience or what you are wanting to do with your Elgin. Maybe I can make a start. In order to get it running well, it will need to be disassembled and cleaned. Any prob...
by 441victor
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Depollier- Finally Back
Replies: 7
Views: 880

Re: Depollier- Finally Back

Thanks for the explanation, Greg. I'm always looking for a Depollier I can afford. It's good to know what kind of project I'll be getting into. Joel
by 441victor
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin Crusader model 2893 8/0 grade 524 from 1935.
Replies: 0
Views: 275

Elgin Crusader model 2893 8/0 grade 524 from 1935.

It’s amazing that ebay still has the ability to surprise me. This was supposed to be a simple, no-brainer auction. I wasn’t worried by the lack of inside the case photos. I knew exactly what this watch was. A model 2893 Crusader listed in the 1939 catalog and shown in several ads from the mid 30’s. ...
by 441victor
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Depollier- Finally Back
Replies: 7
Views: 880

Re: Depollier- Finally Back

Great looking watch. What makes then difficult? Joel
by 441victor
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Does this make sense?
Replies: 8
Views: 1228

Re: Does this make sense?

"It looks very much like the Waltham Campus in this ad:" Except for the: Shape of the case sides. Shape of the lugs. Shape of the bezel opening. The printed minute tracks in the dial. Shape of the numerals. Case material. Attention to detail is essential when identifying a watch model. If we were co...
by 441victor
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Repairing, Renovating and Restoring your watch
Topic: Forming a round domed crystal.!
Replies: 3
Views: 777

Re: Forming a round domed crystal.!

The missing pictures are what happens when someone copies one of your old posts and pastes it as their own. http://www.vintagewatchforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5281&p=38172 Not a nice thing but maybe divine doesn't know any better or thinks us old men have lost our memories as well as our minds. J...