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by afire
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Does this make sense?
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Does this make sense?

I would add that your watch is definitely not the Campus model shown in the ad, so I wouldn't take anything from the fact that the movement is 7 jewels instead of 16. By then, Waltham may have been standardizing to the point where you could say that it should have a 15 jewel movement, and anything e...
by afire
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW November 11th through the 17th 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 403

Re: WRUW November 11th through the 17th 2018

semroc wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:47 pm
Awesome watches everyone. Illinois today.1113181330a.jpg
I always enjoy seeing that watch. That hybrid shape somewhere between barrel and cushion was common among ladies models, but yours is the only men's sized example I've ever seen.
by afire
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Alpina Gruen 14K two-tone
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: Alpina Gruen 14K two-tone

Duh, yes six digits for Weber.
by afire
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Alpina Gruen 14K two-tone
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: Alpina Gruen 14K two-tone

Barney Green wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:56 pm
afire, there have been similar models for gents as well! :-)
And hopefully they don't all show up until I win the lottery. ;)
by afire
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Alpina Gruen 14K two-tone
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: Alpina Gruen 14K two-tone

Thank god it's a ladies watch. I read the title and saw who posted it and thought "oh, s***, time to scrounge up some cash." :lol:

Cool watch. That case has Weber written all over it. I'm guessing a 5-digit serial number on the back?
by afire
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Questions about a Rectangular Filled-gold Gruen 148
Replies: 13
Views: 734

Re: Questions about a Rectangular Filled-gold Gruen 148

And it was a tradition in Switzerland to stick to high material purity. I guess that's kind of what I figured. I know I have seen gold filled Swiss cases, but they're so rare compared to US gold filled cases, I wondered if there might have been some regulatory reason. But I'm sure tradition is reas...
by afire
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Questions about a Rectangular Filled-gold Gruen 148
Replies: 13
Views: 734

Re: Questions about a Rectangular Filled-gold Gruen 148

There is a "strap 312" and a "Import 124" which look at least quite similar to your watch. Then I would think that it's a Strap 312. I've never seen a gold filled Import model, at least not from the pre-WWII era. In fact, I don't recall hardly ever seeing any gold filled Swiss cases. Kind of like h...
by afire
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Oxford
Replies: 17
Views: 1381

Re: Oxford

Nookster wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:05 pm
The seller responded with "the buyer was kind enough to cancel the transaction."
Wow, that was extraordinarily magnanimous of the buyer. Somebody's got some good karma coming his way.
by afire
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Help !
Replies: 16
Views: 810

Re: Help !

There may not be much to learn about the 24 hour dial. Before roughly the 1920s, most major American watch manufacturers didn't case their own watches. A jeweler or customer could select a movement, hands and dial from Elgin and a case from a case manufacturer. This would have been just one of many ...
by afire
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: American Watch Forum
Topic: Benrus - Gemex Band Added
Replies: 3
Views: 506

Re: Benrus - Gemex Band Added

Excellent choice. I think that band is pretty close to right on the money period-wise.