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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: 385

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...
by 441victor
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: What model is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: What model is this?

This model is also shown on the fourth page of the '29/'30 models as the 697 with a metal band. I only have the preliminary edition of the guide so I can't give an actual page number. Elgin didn't do many dials in silver leaf. That's a gorgeous watch Bryan. Joel
by 441victor
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Help !
Replies: 16
Views: 755

Re: Help !

afire's post sparked a memory of seeing a list of Elgin dials on Wayne Schlitt's site www.ElginWatches.org. Amazingly enough the site is still up and looking through the scans of the 1896 Materials catalog I found exactly the information afire posited should exist. Take a look at illustration number...
by 441victor
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Kind of a cool little Elgin De Luxe
Replies: 10
Views: 445

Re: Kind of a cool little Elgin De Luxe

Sorry I didn't find the ad sooner. I could have saved you. Joel
by 441victor
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Kind of a cool little Elgin De Luxe
Replies: 10
Views: 445

Re: Kind of a cool little Elgin De Luxe

It's not a Spencer though Grumpy. Here's an newspaper ad from '51.
Elgin 1951 News Ad.jpg
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Joel
by 441victor
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: 1917 WWI Burlington "Aviator" Trench Watch
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: 1917 WWI Burlington "Aviator" Trench Watch

Good get Stan. I saw that auction and knew it was going to blow past my budget. I'm glad someone got it who knew what it was and would do it justice. I always put the buckle end on the 6 o'clock lugs of my watches. It makes it easier for my clumsy fingers to get them strapped on my wrist without dro...
by 441victor
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Kind of a cool little Elgin De Luxe
Replies: 10
Views: 445

Re: Kind of a cool little Elgin De Luxe

Those lugs look a lot like the Dundee which had a special band that fit over and covered their upturned ends. Joel
by 441victor
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello Old Friends
Replies: 9
Views: 637

Re: Hello Old Friends

Well hello back my friend. I've wondered what happened to you from time to time and even asked others if they had heard from you. It brought a tear to my eye to see your name on a post again. It's good to know you're still looking at the grass from the right side. I knew there was someone out there ...
by 441victor
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Email and response
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: Email and response

The watch looks like it showed up in http://www.vintagewatchforums.com/viewt ... 33&t=12395. stickly_M85 calls it a pocket watch. Is this your clueless silver and coin expert? Joel
by 441victor
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Gruen Movement Mystery
Replies: 6
Views: 1026

Re: Gruen Movement Mystery

Welcome to the forum Royo. First the solution to your image problem is simple. When you are creating a post click, on the "Insert Image" button of the message tool bar. This will insert a pair of img tags in square brackets, []. For each picture you want to show here, right click on your image on th...