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by afire
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Beginners Watch Forum
Topic: Olma Chronograph Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 53

Re: Olma Chronograph Advice

Thanks. The first responder was kind enough to offer a link to sold on eBay but I've also seen them go for much higher than those prices... But have you really? Or have you just seen people/dealers asking for more? More to the point, if you know that they can be had on eBay for $200 or less, why do...
by afire
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin Crusader
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: Elgin Crusader

Beautiful case. Is it green?
by afire
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Beginners Watch Forum
Topic: Olma Chronograph Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 53

Re: Olma Chronograph Advice

Where is it being sold? There are some places that should just be avoided. Any pictures? What's the case material? IMO, the best guidance for pricing can be found searching SOLD listings on eBay (not completed listings, and take those indicating a best offer with a big grain of salt, since eBay does...
by afire
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Beginners Watch Forum
Topic: Pikap watch,
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Pikap watch,

I've got my fingers crossed for you. I share JerseyMo's skepticism, but this wouldn't be the first watch to sport an obscure brand, generic movement, and a heavy gold case and band. Maybe you'll get lucky. And the only thing I can say about the name "Pikap" is that it seems to be the Turkish word fo...
by afire
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Beginners Watch Forum
Topic: Pikap watch,
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Pikap watch,

If that thing is really solid 14k gold, then it probably doesn't much matter who made it. :shock: That'd be a whole lot of gold.
by afire
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Watches for Sale -- All items must have a price. Please write sold when your watch has been sold
Topic: C. 1934 Waltham Version of Illinois Sangamon
Replies: 2
Views: 102

C. 1934 Waltham Version of Illinois Sangamon

I've decided to wash my hands of my only non-Gruen watch. I can no longer bear the guilt of my ongoing infidelity. So, this Waltham is the doppelganger of the more famous Illinois Sangamon watch, with the identical stainless steel Keystone case. Condition is very good. Case has minor wear, but no no...
by afire
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin model ID
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Elgin model ID

This model came up once before. With the 7-jewel movement, the closest match (and maybe the correct match) would be Touchdown 201.
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by afire
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: European Watch Forum
Topic: Unusual Huguenin watch marked Hoguenin with an "o" Need Info
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: Unusual Huguenin watch marked Hoguenin with an "o" Need Info

I know nothing about Huguenin, so I have no opinion as to whether it's legitimate. But if it is, then I would assume the misspelled name is the result of a carelessly done redial.
by afire
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Omega Watch Forum
Topic: Pink gold from south of the border
Replies: 14
Views: 3413

Re: Pink gold from south of the border

If that's correct, it can be replaced, although it won't be cheap. But for a nice watch like that with family history, I would think it may be worth the expense. Wuischpard and Son is one outfit that could do it.