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by afire
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cost of a watch service - Back in the day
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: Cost of a watch service - Back in the day

Let's say some of these guys are pushing 90, so they'd have started out around 1950. Adjusted for inflation, that's around $52. Let's say the guy who said $2.50 is pushing 100 and go back to 1940, then it would be $44. That must have been nice to have a watchmaker on every other corner charging suc...
by afire
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cost of a watch service - Back in the day
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: Cost of a watch service - Back in the day

Let's say some of these guys are pushing 90, so they'd have started out around 1950. Adjusted for inflation, that's around $52. Let's say the guy who said $2.50 is pushing 100 and go back to 1940, then it would be $44. That must have been nice to have a watchmaker on every other corner charging such...
by afire
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Rene's Lyndon Johnson Pacer is Back
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Rene's Lyndon Johnson Pacer is Back

All of which makes me happy to remain a bumpkin that usually sticks to three digits, and almost never goes above the low fours. Thousands of dollars on the line with Byzantine rules or no rules at all, ain't nobody got time for that! ;)
by afire
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Straps 126 and 127
Replies: 14
Views: 290

Re: Straps 126 and 127

It seems like either theory is entirely possible based on these numbers. You'd have to collect some more serial numbers surrounding these examples more than 2000 apart to see whether they're also this case style. If so, then Jack's right, 2000 of each color. If they're other models, then Mike's righ...
by afire
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Rene's Lyndon Johnson Pacer is Back
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Rene's Lyndon Johnson Pacer is Back

I wonder how they would deal with someone clicking Buy It Now since it's still an active listing? https://media.giphy.com/media/wi8Ez1mwRcKGI/giphy.gif Seriously, its tempting just to see what would happen. Maybe hold their feet to the fire for a little while. Sounds like fun. In law, that might be...
by afire
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Generation of Vintage Collectors
Replies: 12
Views: 234

Re: New Generation of Vintage Collectors

Maybe he meant "professional" in the literal sense. Like he was expecting that being from 1971, it would have bell bottom jeans for a strap and a pimp hat for a crown.
by afire
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: New Member
Replies: 18
Views: 720

Re: New Member

I took this watch to the Antique Roadshow event that was held in Green Bay yesterday. The appraiser valued it at $300-$500. He complimented the watchmaker who worked on it for me. He also said that the hands were not original. Any thoughts? Did he then offer to do you a favor out of the goodness of...
by afire
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 6/11/17 through 6/18/17?
Replies: 52
Views: 940

Re: WRUW 6/11/17 through 6/18/17?

I'm breaking character today and going with a round watch that's later than my usual style. I picked up this Pan Am recently because the price was right for eventual flipping, I've never had or seen a Pan Am in person and they loom somewhat large in Gruen's legend, and it's the early Swiss-cased ver...
by afire
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Skyway on Ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Skyway on Ebay

The 1932 attribution surprised me. I just checked Fred's site knowing he had an Off Duty, and sure enough, he says 1932 also. I know very little about these models, but always assumed they would have significantly predated the much more (IMO) elegant and sophisticated designs like the New Yorker, Ma...
by afire
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Misc Watch Forum
Topic: Mathey Tissot Watch
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Re: Mathey Tissot Watch

It's surprising to see a custom watch like that for a high school. Custom dial I can see, but you wouldn't expect an engraved/carved/machined/cast custom bezel. But I don't have any info for you.