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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: 8
Views: 196

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: 11
Views: 567

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: 8
Views: 196

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: 159

Re: Are my dials safe? They glow

My apologies if anybody reading this thread has a sudden urge to lick their dials.
by afire
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Bulova Watch Forum
Topic: Are my dials safe? They glow
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Are my dials safe? They glow

I've never had a vintage watch where the original luminous material still glowed. But mine are 30-40 years older, so I don't really know whether it's possible for 1963 radium or tritium to still be glowing. It's not the radioactive material that fades, it's the other materials in the mixture that go...
by afire
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: American Watch Forum
Topic: Info on keystone pocket watch please
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Info on keystone pocket watch please

That is weird. I don't think Keystone ever made movements. I would think it was made by somebody else for Keystone. But the strange part is why the Keystone Watch Case Co. would have any interest in doing that.
by afire
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Bulova Watch Forum
Topic: Family Heirloom, Looking for Information
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Family Heirloom, Looking for Information

Watches like this are tough to identify. These little cocktail watches enjoyed a 30+ year run of popularity, and a dizzying amount of models were produced. Add to that the practice of jewelers taking movements and recasing them in custom gold, platinum and diamond cases so that sometimes the watch i...
by afire
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Rolex Watch Forum
Topic: rolex Silver Prince
Replies: 9
Views: 2330

Re: rolex Silver Prince

That's a bummer. But on the bright side, you now have the motivation to get that 18k, tiger striped jump hour Prince brancard that will really show her what's what.
by afire
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Worst Franken Ever?
Replies: 11
Views: 567

Re: Worst Franken Ever?

Case in point: when I started collecting I bought a 982 movement to practice on. To my surprise it came with a near-pristine dial which I figured out to be Cameron. Then a few weeks ago along comes a franken on eBay: a Cameron case with a terrible after-market plastic crystal and a dial that I reco...
by afire
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Gladstone in need of TLC
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Re: Gladstone in need of TLC

The most neglected watches often turn out to be the best finds. Neglect = no buffing = no brassing.