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by afire
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Omega Watch Forum
Topic: Help and advice needed to identify authenticity
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Help and advice needed to identify authenticity

I would say it's legit. Case and dial look fine. It's kind of odd that the movement doesn't have any markings, but there are plenty of other Omegas from the same era with movements that appear nearly identical, so I suspect it's fine.
by afire
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW? Which of the three types of watch wearer are you?
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: WRUW? Which of the three types of watch wearer are you?

I can't be any of them. I've never owned a watch with a date function.
by afire
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton Oval on Ebay.
Replies: 8
Views: 663

Re: Hamilton Oval on Ebay.

do you think I could try taking an impression of the back using something like a modeling clay to send to https://www.shapeways.com and get a steel case back made? I'm not a Luddite but I just have a hard time believing it would snap on as it should. I would share that concern, but if it's close en...
by afire
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: New to the collection: Elgin Polarus
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: New to the collection: Elgin Polarus

Great looking watch.
by afire
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: What model is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: What model is this?

Would you really go to the trouble of replacing/restoring the dial... For $15? Heck yes! Even for a common model I'd say it's worth it, but this is apparently a rarity, is in decent shape and has nice visual flair. I envy the Elgin collectors' ability to source stuff like this. Oh yes, I'd certainl...
by afire
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: What model is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: What model is this?

The good news regarding the dial is that there are plenty of them out there. Here's one page with a few. No measurements are listed, but the 2047 and 2048 look to be men's size. http://www.ofrei.com/page377.html These look to be the same dials, but priced higher. At least you can get approximate mea...
by afire
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: My Grandfathers Hamilton Chronomatic - Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 2933

Re: My Grandfathers Hamilton Chronomatic - Questions

Yeah, don't have Hamilton do it. Even if they do have the know-how, they will vastly overcharge. I'd say the same of any watch manufacturer. I think Nookster gove you the answer back in 2013. That is so bitchen!!! My gramps wore a Longines......LOL Just awesome!!! Gramps had great taste in watches, ...
by afire
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Bulova Watch Forum
Topic: Was the Gladiator made in both men's and lady's sizes?
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: Was the Gladiator made in both men's and lady's sizes?

13mm, or 1/2" is fairly uncommon, but it's not that much smaller than 14mm which was very common. I know that's often repeated, yet it doesn't explain why wristwatches were so much bigger in the 20's. I guess I don't tend to think of 1920s watches as being that much bigger than 1930s watches. IDLE S...
by afire
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton Oval on Ebay.
Replies: 8
Views: 663

Re: Hamilton Oval on Ebay.

So, I just checked and there are 3D printers that use 14K gold for the material. Or, they can use the model to make a metal casting and then plate it. Send the company a model, they give you an estimate. It would be awesome for watch case parts. https://www.shapeways.com/materials/ That is awesome....
by afire
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Damaskeening
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Damaskeening

Turns of what?