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by trim
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Illinois Trench watch
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Illinois Trench watch

Hi All, a new to me Illinois 0s trench watch - my first Illinois apart from a Burlington, so I would appreciate any feedback. Movement dates to 1914, it is in a Philadelphia Silverode case, which IRCC Stan suggests was available in 1916. It seems pretty untouched to me, including plum hands. It's si...
by trim
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Burlington Special
Replies: 16
Views: 1410

Re: Burlington Special

FJF wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:51 pm
These case are very difficult to locate.
I have never seen one myself!
by trim
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Burlington Special
Replies: 16
Views: 1410

Re: Burlington Special

Hi Pedro,

do you have a source for those 1/8" tool bits? Are they are carbide or HSS?

Nice watch. I also have a Burlington the same as Jacks. What he didn't mention is that his watch case back is also signed.

Kris.
by trim
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NAWCC National in York
Replies: 12
Views: 1211

Re: NAWCC National in York

Yeah. They have always in the past had an ATM nearby - but cash is king.
by trim
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Beginners Watch Forum
Topic: Tools
Replies: 20
Views: 14979

Re: Tools

Wow, you dug deep to find this. I think a basic Chinese timing machine is so cheap that you may as well have one from near the beginning. They reveal all sorts of faults, diagnoses and let you know when you've done it right. Organising, oh dear. My oilers are in an automatic oiler holder, my screw d...
by trim
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Omega Watch Forum
Topic: Omega trench watch?
Replies: 4
Views: 814

Re: Omega trench watch?

Well, it is a combination. Omega watches are commonly in signed cases (ww1 period) - but they also did produce size 0 neg set movements and a small number of 3/0 sized movements for the US market which were cased locally. If its positive set in general I would say it ought have an Omega signed case,...
by trim
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton grade 983
Replies: 24
Views: 2186

Re: Hamilton grade 983

Great work Jack!
by trim
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton grade 983
Replies: 24
Views: 2186

Re: Hamilton grade 983

In case anyone is wondering - this is the Meylan movement that Hamilton 'copied'.

:shock:
by trim
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton grade 983
Replies: 24
Views: 2186

Re: Hamilton grade 983

Here's mine:

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Hang on, wait a sec.... :lol:
by trim
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton grade 983
Replies: 24
Views: 2186

Re: Hamilton grade 983

Nice watches!

Rather than swap the case, why not repair the lugs?