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by afire
Fri May 25, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Bulova Watch Forum
Topic: Identification Help
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: Identification Help

Looking closer at the Lone Eagle case, it appears that it probably started out as the exact same case with the same lugs. You can see the seam where they just added a little bit onto the lugs to work with the narrower bracelet. http://www.mybulova.com/sites/default/files/watches/bulova%20watches%200...
by afire
Thu May 24, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Bulova Watch Forum
Topic: Identification Help
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: Identification Help

The lugs on the Lone Eagle close in much more tightly. They require a metal band (or an 8mm srap, which might look a bit odd).
by afire
Thu May 24, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: What's in the box?
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: What's in the box?

I can't help with an answer, but Brad Pitt sure looks like he also wants to know what's in the box.
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by afire
Thu May 24, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Real Men Wear Small Watches
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Real Men Wear Small Watches

That's been my signature line for a while, indicative of my wish to destigmatize the diminutive size of many watches of the 1920s and 1930s that I'm so fond of. But today I happened to stumble upon some evidence that this is actually the case. Exhibit A - Hubert Scott-Paine, head of Supermarine Avia...
by afire
Tue May 22, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: Railway Regulador (with a 'd')
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Railway Regulador (with a 'd')

The movement shots tell the story. Very low grade cylinder escapement watch. The current bid of $225 seems like a lot. It's definitely a lot. You could get a massively higher quality watch for probably half that amount.
by afire
Tue May 22, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Top 5 models with a 6/0 movement
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: Top 5 models with a 6/0 movement

What should have been the top five 6/0s: Tonneau engraved, solid gold Spur Piping Rock Oval, engraved, solid gold Glendale Hamilton had such a wonderfully focused lineup in this era. I think it would almost be easier to pick five from a company like Gruen or Elgin that offered a substantially more v...
by afire
Tue May 22, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: Railway Regulador (with a 'd')
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Railway Regulador (with a 'd')

My guess would be turn of the century marketing jargon run amok. At the time, association with railroad use would have been a badge of high quality. "Regulador" is not the equivalent of "Regulator" in any of the languages spoken in Switzerland. It is, however, Spanish. I suppose it could be a watch ...
by afire
Tue May 22, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Waltham with wings logo.
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Waltham with wings logo.

Unless the seller is hip to this being a potentially out of the ordinary watch and pricing it as such, this is the type of case where I'd just take a leap of faith. Until Stan's recent post, I'd never seen this type of dial (not that I'm a Waltham expert by any means, but I'm not totally oblivious)....
by afire
Tue May 22, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 5/20 through 5/26/2018?
Replies: 31
Views: 580

Re: WRUW 5/20 through 5/26/2018?

Late 1920s 14KWG Gruen Quadron 40 this evening.
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by afire
Fri May 18, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Questions regarding a Curvex 440-449
Replies: 27
Views: 3703

Re: Questions regarding a Curvex 440-449

In that discussion, somebody said the reference for a crystal would be a GS CMX 358-25 Would the GS CMX 358-25 be suitable for my watch? Yep. If the style numbers are the same, then the crystals are the same. As you noticed, having the same style number doesn't mean the watches will be the same or ...