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by afire
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Help !
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Help !

I'll start with a little bit of info. The 24 hour dial is somewhat uncommon, although probably not quite "rare" (a word that takes a lot of flack around here for being overused). I would date it to be somewhere in the 1890s. It is a hunter movement (seconds at a 90 degree angle from the setting stem...
by afire
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Where to find hands for this Gruen?
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: Where to find hands for this Gruen?

Sounds good. I'll wait to hear from you.
by afire
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Where to find hands for this Gruen?
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: Where to find hands for this Gruen?

The 825 isn't the most common caliber, which doesn't help. I have an original 1920s assortment of hands, but not sure if there's a vial for the 825. I'll check tonight. That said, I'm sure there some combination of other calibers would have the same hole sizes, the problem being I don't know of any ...
by afire
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Where to find hands for this Gruen?
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: Where to find hands for this Gruen?

I might have one. Can you let us know the caliber, and if possible length measured from the center of the hole to the point where it broke off?
by afire
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Beginners Watch Forum
Topic: hamilton self winding
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Re: hamilton self winding

"WELCOME WHAT IS THE WATCH MODEL AND FROM WHICH CAN BE THE YEAR AND WHAT IS A MECHANISM AND MODEL WATCH.
thank you in advance for your help." So says Google Translate.
by afire
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: European Watch Forum
Topic: RAF version Pierce Chronograph.
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: RAF version Pierce Chronograph.

Try searching here and you may find somebody in your area: https://members.awci.com/AWCIWEB/AWCISearch/MemberSearch.aspx It seems like there is enough better paying work with modern luxury watches for the small pool of professional watchmakers that most aren't dying to take on $100-$200 finicky vint...
by afire
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Beginners Watch Forum
Topic: Help with any information please
Replies: 7
Views: 657

Re: Help with any information please

136 = C.R. Spillmann. That's all I have. That's just the case maker.
by afire
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 9/16 through 9/22/2018?
Replies: 13
Views: 609

Re: WRUW 9/16 through 9/22/2018?

Magpie wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:47 am
A Gruen Cartouche Orné 3, something bright for a rainy Sunday:

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Bracelet is by Bugbee & Niles.
If only they had made a men's Orné series. Great looking B&N bracelet too.
by afire
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Waltham Front Loading Rectangular model with a 21j grade 771 movement from 1942.
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Waltham Front Loading Rectangular model with a 21j grade 771 movement from 1942.

I've seen that model periodically over the years but have never seen shots of the back showing that it screws together. That explains the otherwise unusual aesthetic design. Hard to believe that waterproofing wasn't part of the intention. Would there be room for a gasket?
by afire
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Omega Watch Forum
Topic: Gold omega Cal 231
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Re: Gold omega Cal 231

I'm not an Omega expert, but they were pretty consistent about marking their cases going all the way back to the early 20th century, so I would say almost certainly recased. But if you got it near scrap value and you like the look, then get a redial and enjoy it.