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by JackW
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Solid 14k cut corner engraved
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Solid 14k cut corner engraved

My 14K yellow plain cut-corner says hello brother...
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by JackW
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: my first Gruen
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Re: my first Gruen

keeping an eye on bay, this model is 25 jewels. Does the winding mechanism also have to be 25 jewels? Also, I've been winding it up manually and it doesn't seem to reach the full wound position like other watches; curious? This is because these are designed to start slipping at a certain point in t...
by JackW
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton and early aviation
Replies: 10
Views: 862

Re: Hamilton and early aviation

Thought I'd add to this post, that I can now confirm that these watches are good for aviation purposes....
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...granted I think I was likely considered "baggage" by the guy who was actually flying.
by JackW
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Burlington Special
Replies: 16
Views: 1179

Re: Burlington Special

Thank you for the tip Pedro. It is most appreciated. Will up date you with my progress once I get the new graver.
by JackW
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Burlington Special
Replies: 16
Views: 1179

Re: Burlington Special

Many thanks to both. JackW. Perfect case for a very nice watch. 3 or 0s movement? What lathe cutters do you use to make the stem? I show you a small video with mine that I posted in YouTube. They are very easy to use. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp-WQ-kJIIs Best regards. It is a 3/0s movement. ...
by JackW
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Illinois Trench watch
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: Illinois Trench watch

Nice.... Cannot tell you more then what I already did on the watch. The strap though looks to be stainless steel which as you know would likely put it into the 1930s or later.
by JackW
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Burlington Special
Replies: 16
Views: 1179

Re: Burlington Special

most excellent work you are doing. Fred recently supplied a nice case for one of my watches.
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I'm in the process of cutting a stem too, but for an Elgin... I had an existing one that fit the Illinois.
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by JackW
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Where to find a stem sleeve for an 0 size Illinois?
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: Where to find a stem sleeve for an 0 size Illinois?

I do have the stem for this one but it won't stay in. I sent it off to Dave Coatsworth to see if he can somehow recite some magical desert incantation that gets it to set properly. ;) I seem to have a few Illinois with a similar problem (the stem doesn't engage properly for the purpose of setting o...
by JackW
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Where to find a stem sleeve for an 0 size Illinois?
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: Where to find a stem sleeve for an 0 size Illinois?

I think for your example, the sleeve is not a part of the movement but of the case. This could be a "top-hat" style or one of the threaded type. These are the negative set types and the stem has a taper that holds it into the sleeve and engaged with the movement. Do you have the stem?
by JackW
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Illinois - early ww
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: Illinois - early ww

Only thing I can add, is the stainless steel marking in the case puts it into 1930s.