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by afire
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 8-6 thru 8-19-17
Replies: 33
Views: 578

Re: WRUW 8-6 thru 8-19-17

Went with the big dog today, Strap 79.
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by afire
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Rolex Watch Forum
Topic: Paul Newman's Paul Newman
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Paul Newman's Paul Newman

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by afire
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Engravings...
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: Engravings...

No story to tell with this one, but it's a nice monogram. The border isn't custom, but typical for Gruen's in-house Cincinatti 18k Tank and Quadron cases. The monogram itself also looks like factory work to me. But how many initials did this guy have? RSTPW? https://photos.smugmug.com/Music/Hotlinki...
by afire
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Gladstone luminous hands
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: Gladstone luminous hands

I always send luminous hand along when refinishing a luminous dial. Even if they don't need it, so it will be a perfect match.
by afire
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Engravings...
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: Engravings...

Hopefully receiving a nice watch from Winnie eased Jack's frayed nerves on Black Tuesday.
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by afire
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shinola opinions please
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: Shinola opinions please

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by afire
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 7-31 thru 8-5
Replies: 46
Views: 791

Re: WRUW 7-31 thru 8-5

I decided to dress up Import 144 with a Wadsworth Ben-Hur bracelet. I like the combo.
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by afire
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin ID #2212 first one I've seen
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Re: Elgin ID #2212 first one I've seen

The lugs , bezel and dial make it quite unique I think. Yes, it's definitely a "statement" watch. And I'm a sucker for unusual lugs. I occasionally think it would be interesting to know who originally owned some of my more eccentric watches. Whoever saw this one in the display and thought, "Yeah, t...
by afire
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 7/23 through 7/29/2017?
Replies: 37
Views: 840

Re: WRUW 7/23 through 7/29/2017?

Stainless steel Gruen Import 221. Circa 1935, FEF 130 movement modified with duo-dial module. IMO, most likely something along the lines of a stopgap measure between the termination of Gruen's relationship with Aegler, the manufacturer of its caliber 877S and the Rolex Prince, and the introduction o...
by afire
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 7/23 through 7/29/2017?
Replies: 37
Views: 840

Re: WRUW 7/23 through 7/29/2017?

Gruen Tank 13, circa 1927. Cincinnati-made 18k case, hand engraved "rails" and vitreous enamel inlay between the lugs.
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