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by mrcardigan
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 10/15 through 10/21/2017?
Replies: 35
Views: 526

Re: WRUW 10/15 through 10/21/2017?

randy van wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:55 pm
Alpina-Gruen Duo Dial watch for Friday. .900 silver / rhodium plated, fixed strap bars.
Stunning. V identical dial to my Prince, but in better condition.

For me today, one of my ygf Wilshires.

Andy C
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by mrcardigan
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch ID Forum
Topic: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.
Replies: 212
Views: 37797

Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.

I was just about to suggest a golden tempo N, but the bezel didn't look quite right. Good spot.
by mrcardigan
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Dear EBay Sellers:
Replies: 260
Views: 43756

Re: Dear EBay Sellers:

Agreed. Good spot. Add it to my post. Sh;te like this HAS to be preserved for posterity :)
by mrcardigan
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 10/1 through 10/7/2017?
Replies: 22
Views: 646

Re: WRUW 10/1 through 10/7/2017?

For me, it's back to my old favourite Dickens. Must really finish off my little Illinois collection so I can start wearing them!

Andy C
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by mrcardigan
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Beginners Watch Forum
Topic: Movement for learning
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: Movement for learning

I bought a job lot of cheap old junker pocket watch movements, then cheap old watch movements, and practiced on them. Most of them didn't make it!
by mrcardigan
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 10/1 through 10/7/2017?
Replies: 22
Views: 646

Re: WRUW 10/1 through 10/7/2017?

DSC06307.JPGA flea market find of bezel with elapsed time ring, cost $1.00. Added movement, dial, hands, minute wheel, hour wheel, date wheel, date ring and detent spring, crown stem - all NOS. New crystal, and battery and one used case back and here you go. So you found a $1 bezel then tracked dow...
by mrcardigan
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Garage sale find :o
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Garage sale find :o

I just love the fact that the ebay seller specifies 'sold as seen, no returns' - Yeh, like that's going to happen then!
by mrcardigan
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Dear EBay Sellers:
Replies: 260
Views: 43756

Re: Dear EBay Sellers:

Agreed. One of my first ever purchases was an out of focus photo, just advertised as 'broken old watch'. Turned out to be a beautiful condition Illinois Ensign with beautiful condition original dial and case. $10. All it needed was a replacement stem and new crystal. Complete fluke but easily enough...
by mrcardigan
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 9/24 through 9/30/17
Replies: 37
Views: 892

Re: WRUW 9/24 through 9/30/17

One of my Wilshires today - the one with the refinished dial. Don't like wearing the original dial immaculate case one in case I scratch it whilst fitting boilers!!!
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by mrcardigan
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: My first Illinois - Advice/Info please
Replies: 22
Views: 594

Re: My first Illinois - Advice/Info please

Wowsers. Brilliant. Looks fantastic. Welcome to the addictive world of Illinois. :) As Greg has often said to me, if the case is good, everything else can be sorted.

Can't wait until my divorce is sorted and I can start buying bits for all my half finished projects again.

Great result.

Andy C