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by afire
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Beginners Watch Forum
Topic: vintage elgin pocket watch help
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: vintage elgin pocket watch help

You are correct that the stem is connected to the case and not the movement. It's called negative set. Normally, when the crown and stem are all the way in, it's in winding mode. So if you're only getting setting mode, that suggest (to me, a non-expert) that you haven't inserted it all the way back ...
by afire
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Marquis and Mate - New Arrivals
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Marquis and Mate - New Arrivals

Man, the Marquis alone would have been well bought at that price. And I'm not surprised about the lack of brassing. For whatever reason (presumably mostly the gentle curves of the bezel), these seem to hold up a lot better than most gold filled models. I had a couple of them many years ago and they ...
by afire
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Beginners Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton Electric Savitar II
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Hamilton Electric Savitar II

A quick look at sold 10K gold filled Savitars on eBay suggests a value of around $300 in running condition. You are certainly not going to get a good price from a pawn shop for something like this, and I'm sure there are members here who would be interested. You should start by posting this in the H...
by afire
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Help me learn: why re-dails are mostly ok here?
Replies: 15
Views: 390

Re: Help me learn: why re-dails are mostly ok here?

Personally, I won't buy a watch unless I'm confident that it can be correctly refinished.
by afire
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: European Watch Forum
Topic: Atlantic watch
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Atlantic watch

Here's one that sold for $196 a couple years ago:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ATLANTIC-WOR ... 7675.l2557
by afire
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: don't get the rolex, and omega thing.
Replies: 14
Views: 8622

Re: don't get the rolex, and omega thing.

Nookster wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:38 am
I laugh at Rolex collectors with the Daytona's, I would guess that 1% use the chrono functions.
I was thinking about that the other day. I'd bet about 1% even understand the functions, much less use them.
by afire
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Help me learn: why re-dails are mostly ok here?
Replies: 15
Views: 390

Re: Help me learn: why re-dails are mostly ok here?

Thank you, afire! Hamilton collectors, do you know if all 1930s solid gold Hamiltons used this process? At the moment I'm only looking at pre-war solid gold watches with 982 movement. Check this page: http://vintagewatchforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=23 If it says transfer, that's regular print. I...
by afire
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Worst Franken Ever?
Replies: 14
Views: 749

Re: Worst Franken Ever?

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by afire
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Help me learn: why re-dails are mostly ok here?
Replies: 15
Views: 390

Re: Help me learn: why re-dails are mostly ok here?

So the whole idea that Hamilton engraved dials that somehow helped to create a perfect redial isn’t true? Right?...But I was under impression that at least some Hamiltons can be refinished perfectly. Please confirm that I was wrong. You are not wrong. And this is not unique to Hamilton. Some dials ...
by afire
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Bulova Watch Forum
Topic: Are my dials safe? They glow
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Are my dials safe? They glow

My apologies if anybody reading this thread has a sudden urge to lick their dials.