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by statsman
Tue May 30, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: '52 NY Yankee dial for Lord Elgin watch
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: '52 NY Yankee dial for Lord Elgin watch

It's hard to say on award watches. On some, they just stencil or stamp a logo (think Tiffanys on Rolex). On others, they order them special from an authorized factory distributor (the 1960s Cotton Bowl and Bluebonnet Bowl Omega Seamasters). And on others, it's like they redo the whole thing (I have ...
by statsman
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin Rochester 1957
Replies: 12
Views: 743

Re: Elgin Rochester 1957

The crown guard is nice.
by statsman
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Drawing a blank here...
Replies: 10
Views: 2582

Re: Drawing a blank here...

It's beautiful. The minute and hour hands- did they used to have some kind of "Lume" material in the openings (hesitant to ask, because in the 20s they probably would use radium).
by statsman
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Need Help Fixing Waltham 1883 Pocket Watch
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Re: Need Help Fixing Waltham 1883 Pocket Watch

Two watches. I know nothing about them. The smaller one has a puncture in the dial at 8:30. Are replacement dials available? I want to get them fixed for her.
by statsman
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: The Elgin-Centura Line - The 100th Anniversary Line
Replies: 10
Views: 835

Re: The Elgin-Centura Line - The 100th Anniversary Line

Nice. The round dial reminds me of a Universal Geneve three hander.
by statsman
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: I have a dial infestation and its a good thing
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: I have a dial infestation and its a good thing

Diveboy, I have a related question. I'd like, as a University of Texas Longhorn fan, to collect old bowl game watches (the kind given to the players). But they are hard to find. I thought about buying the vintage watch with the regular dial for the model, and asking somebody like International Dial ...
by statsman
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Please Help Identify This 1952 Sugar Bowl Elgin
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: Please Help Identify This 1952 Sugar Bowl Elgin

Thanks. I thought it was odd that it didn't have an engraved player's name on the back, as that was typical up until 1970 or so. Somewhere along the way, somebody probably replaced the original (engraved) back.
by statsman
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Please Help Identify This 1952 Sugar Bowl Elgin
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Please Help Identify This 1952 Sugar Bowl Elgin

http://m.ebay.com/itm/1952-Elgin-Sugar-Bowl-Watch-New-Orleans-Works-Tennessee-Volunteers-NCAA-Football-/391720760611?hash=item5b34607523%3Ag%3APZMAAOSwWxNYu2y7&_trkparms=pageci%253Acef2a9af-01b4-11e7-99fc-74dbd180bad5%257Cparentrq%253A9efea77215a0a60ce0cc785afffdbf7a%257Ciid%253A4 This watch is an E...
by statsman
Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Inherited a Lord Elgin Watch from my Grandfather
Replies: 11
Views: 1007

Re: Inherited a Lord Elgin Watch from my Grandfather

That is a very nice watch. I have my father's Lord Elgin and had it restored to
A really nice condition. I wear it to church on Sunday and other dressy occasions. I encourage you to wear yours. It looks great.
by statsman
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: European Watch Forum
Topic: Identify Universal Geneve?
Replies: 0
Views: 353

Identify Universal Geneve?

The watch on the far right of this picture is a Universal from the 1948 Sugar Bowl (so, sold in 1947). Can anybody identify the model? A funny thing- the "Universal Geneve" script is towards the bottom while every other pic of such watches show the script towards the top. Either that's a clue, or th...