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by JackW
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Say it aint so!
Replies: 12
Views: 184

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.
by JackW
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Uncataloged 14K pink Lord Elgin, c. 1943
Replies: 19
Views: 1394

Re: Uncataloged 14K pink Lord Elgin, c. 1943

I know that this is an old thread and relating to Elgin, but.... Gruen is mentioned. there is a lot that I'd say is not correct. Just a few contextual notes: 1) Elgin bought jewels from the Swiss until 1940, when Nazi Germany forbade such exportation from Switzerland. 2) Gruen succeeded in extractin...
by JackW
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Say it aint so!
Replies: 12
Views: 184

Re: Say it aint so!

Sadly, one of the endpieces is bent, and broke off. I don't know how to repair it. Straighten then solder? There are jewelry-scale arc welders. Mostly used in manufacturing. One of the NAWCC members in my local chapter has one. The other option is a laser welder and a bead of 14k to "stick" things ...
by JackW
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Not worth fixin'
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: Not worth fixin'

stales wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:07 pm
Did the missing lugs exist or did they need to be constructed?
Great question.

If they are reconstructed.... what materials were used? Fabricated out of gold? Stolen/borrowed from another case?

They did a great job by the looks of it.
by JackW
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Engravings...
Replies: 22
Views: 1192

Re: Engravings...

441victor wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:31 pm
Finding one that fits can be a challenge these days.
These?
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Thought these were for non threaded tubes, but there was still a retainer of some time in the case. Being retained by the movement makes sense. I'll see if one of the loose Elgins I have will work.
by JackW
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton grade 983
Replies: 24
Views: 767

Re: Hamilton grade 983

trim wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:41 pm
Great work Jack!
Thanks! You've had a hand in getting this one running, even if it was remotely.
by JackW
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton grade 983
Replies: 24
Views: 767

Re: Hamilton grade 983

hamiltonelectric wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:55 am
Impressive work!
Thanks!
by JackW
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton grade 983
Replies: 24
Views: 767

Re: Hamilton grade 983

Took advantage of the long weekend (made even longer by taking Friday off) to get some work done around the house and on the bench. Among the various things, was fixing the setting works and a canon pinion issue on a nice sterling-cased Gruen pocket watch that I have had for about 4 years. That isn'...
by JackW
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Engravings...
Replies: 22
Views: 1192

Re: Engravings...

The bottom cushion your dad got you in 1918 (come on, that was funny) Is most likely a 3/0 size movement .... The loose cushion case will fit a 0s/13L and is Swiss-made. I don't think the stem tube that is there will hold a negative set stem and sleeve. Not threaded and there isn't an obvious way t...
by JackW
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Jaeger-LeCoultre versus Hamilton - a reverso tale.
Replies: 67
Views: 10579

Re: Jaeger-LeCoultre versus Hamilton - a reverso tale.

I thought it worth mentioning that the 'royalty' that was paid by Hamilton, as spelled out in the note of 60¢ per case, is not too far off from CHF2.50 in terms of 1938's exchange rate.
http://www.historicalstatistics.org/Cur ... erter.html

Curious to see what else is in the paperwork.