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by afire
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton Oval on Ebay.
Replies: 8
Views: 649

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: 321

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: 222

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: 222

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: 2923

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: 552

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: 649

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: 309

Re: Damaskeening

Turns of what?
by afire
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: A Hamilton by any other name...Vantage!
Replies: 29
Views: 9019

Re: A Hamilton by any other name...Vantage!

All these Vantage ads and crazy watches are making me wish I had been around for the late '60s and early '70s. Pretty wild, swingin' stuff.
by afire
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is eBay doing now
Replies: 8
Views: 576

Re: What is eBay doing now

I'm now getting mixed results clicking on the "see original listing" link. Sometimes it takes me to the original listing, other times it takes me to similar items.