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by JackW
Sun May 13, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: All in the family: platinum Quadron
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: All in the family: platinum Quadron

Thank you for the additional images. Cannot comment on the veracity of a Weber origin. Afire is the resident expert on them. I'm sure he'll find this of interest.
by JackW
Sat May 12, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: All in the family: platinum Quadron
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: All in the family: platinum Quadron

Very nice! Any chance to see the inside of the case back if there are maker's marks?
by JackW
Fri May 11, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: FRED'S BOOK: Illinois Watch & Its Hamilton Years - WHO GOT EM... CHECK IN
Replies: 36
Views: 1433

Re: FRED'S BOOK: Illinois Watch & Its Hamilton Years - WHO GOT EM... CHECK IN

GJH wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 12:40 pm
Jack,
You must have ordered early. I thought Fred was only giving out cats.
I noticed the black dog in the last photo with the books.
If I had known, I may have gone with a cat and a dog. :D
Congrats!
G
Fred sent me a copy of Patrick's cat too with the dog. Sorry you missed out.
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by JackW
Thu May 10, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: FRED'S BOOK: Illinois Watch & Its Hamilton Years - WHO GOT EM... CHECK IN
Replies: 36
Views: 1433

Re: FRED'S BOOK: Illinois Watch & Its Hamilton Years - WHO GOT EM... CHECK IN

After a hard 5 days of work in the field, and a crazy day in the office, I came home today to find a box sitting on the front porch. It could only be one thing. That and the label on the outside told me what it was... box.jpg Look at that... volumes.jpg Incidentally, where I opened volume 1 too init...
by JackW
Tue May 01, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: 983 size 0
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: 983 size 0

Nice movement!

I've one..... viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11529

And to back up the things said about your case, it is much later, ca 1935-ish as stainless steel in mass-produced cases started appearing in the early- to mid-1930s.
by JackW
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton and early aviation
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: Hamilton and early aviation

On another note, since I cannot edit my original post... The image of Lt Webb, shaking hands with a man is in a high resolution version at the link I provided earlier. Did not notice it earlier, but shows this.... high_res_flyer_close.jpg That clearly shows the style band. I was also wrong in my ini...
by JackW
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton and early aviation
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: Hamilton and early aviation

Nookster wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:13 am
I have 15-20 0 size watches, not of that model. Of the two I had of that aviation model, both were 983
That would have been too easy then. If you have images of the ones you did have, would be most appreciative if you shared them. :D
by JackW
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton and early aviation
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: Hamilton and early aviation

Randy, Thank you for sharing your watch. That is a nice one and sure looks like the one in the advertisement. Hope someday I can snag one of those too. I have approx. 15-20 of them You could take a big step in solving some of the questions I have with the collection you have of them. How many are 98...
by JackW
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton and early aviation
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Hamilton and early aviation

So I'm still on the prowl for information beyond the April 2006 NAWCC bulletin by Girouard and Roseman. I've had a nice exchange with Bryan Girouard via email on my watch too. Dan's blog post here - http://www.hamiltonchronicles.com/2013/05/1918-aviators-watch-trench-watch.html and a discussion with...
by JackW
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Say it aint so!
Replies: 14
Views: 664

Re: Say it aint so!

GeneJockey wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:09 pm
I imagine they were originally soldered, because it came off all in one piece, pretty cleanly. Pretty sure nobody was TIG welding jewelry in 1942. ;)
Not soldered. Not on stainless steel.