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by afire
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 2/11 through 2/17/2018?
Replies: 34
Views: 575

Re: WRUW 2/11 through 2/17/2018?

Deco as well here. Gruen Tank 13 - 18K and enamel inlay.
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by afire
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Lady and Tiger watch
Replies: 19
Views: 390

Re: Lady and Tiger watch

The value of that watch is the case. Dial, movement, band, etc. make almost no difference, IMO.
by afire
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Red Twelve Elgin 3/0
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Red Twelve Elgin 3/0

That's very odd. I've never seen that before either. You wouldn't think the cost of silver would be high enough to justify the fuss of bothering with sandwiching it over base metal.
by afire
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Illinois Guardsman
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: Illinois Guardsman

inatime wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:56 pm
Who was the first to the market - the Hamilton secometer or the Illinois version or another maker?
You can add Waltham and Bulova to the mix.
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by afire
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Bulova Watch Forum
Topic: new Bulova addition
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: new Bulova addition

I did find a 1938 newspaper advertisement for this model. It was advertised as a "Kenneth", so I guess this was intended as a mens model. Still a bit of a head scratcher why the lug width is so narrow. I'm guessing it was shown with a metal bracelet? So many of the bracelets from that era were very...
by afire
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 1/28-2/3/18
Replies: 35
Views: 801

Re: WRUW 1/28-2/3/18

PS--Can anybody tell me why my pictures get rotated when I post on Forum? I don't have the answer, but I can tell you that for me it depends on what I'm posting from. When I post from my phone (even though I'm using a photo hosting service, not direct uploading), my pictures are sometimes rotated. ...
by afire
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: Vintage 18k Pocket Watch
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Vintage 18k Pocket Watch

The relief figure of a posing female seems very out-of-place for the apparent time period of the watch (I would guess very late 19th century). The modern appearance of her clothes/shoes cause me to suspect some more recent modification by a skilled goldsmith. I see your point, but to me it also loo...
by afire
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Gruen Caliber Date Table - Christmas 2017 Edition
Replies: 11
Views: 480

Re: Gruen Caliber Date Table - Christmas 2017 Edition

I had a men's model with an 823 that needed major repair, and it was not easy finding a good donor movement.
by afire
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Beginners Watch Forum
Topic: Vintage Purse Watch(?) Info & Value Needed
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Vintage Purse Watch(?) Info & Value Needed

I don't think you're going to get much more info without opening the back and providing pictures of the movement and inner case markings.
by afire
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Watch Worn Over Shirt Cuff...?
Replies: 10
Views: 338

Re: Watch Worn Over Shirt Cuff...?

I found this to be quite interesting and puzzling as to why one would wear a watch this way. A little searching on the net gives some indication that this method is realted to yatch racing and early motor cycle racing. Has to do with being able to see the timepiece without having to lift your sleev...