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by mrcardigan
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home gold plating????
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: Home gold plating????

Thanks for input chaps. I agree it would be good to hear from Susan Dan :) I have certainly considered it for hands, just not bitten the bullet yet!!! Ref Basically, you need to clean up the defect, apply the solder paste (I use 9kt Hilderbrand paste), heat it until molten with a small blow torch, l...
by mrcardigan
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home gold plating????
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Home gold plating????

Hi all. Interesting question here that I've been pondering on for quite a while... I have a few of my many Hamilton and Illinois that I never plan on selling as they are my favourites, but that have very noticeable brassing. They are not valuable ones (Tonneau, Martin, Yorktowne, square, but... Has ...
by mrcardigan
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Illinois Watch
Replies: 22
Views: 2359

Re: Illinois Watch

Thanks Greg. Suspected as much. What is the relevance of 'lift at 12' on the dial then? Is that for removing the dial from the movement?
by mrcardigan
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 8-13 thru 8-19 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 520

Re: WRUW 8-13 thru 8-19 2017

1951 Boyd for me today. Restored my own fair hand (with a bit of help from International Dial).

Andy C
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by mrcardigan
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch ID Forum
Topic: ID Help Please
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: ID Help Please

Dammit. You beat me by about 20 seconds!!! :D
by mrcardigan
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch ID Forum
Topic: ID Help Please
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: ID Help Please

I think it's a sea rover II

Andy C
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by mrcardigan
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new level of misleading ebay seller
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: new level of misleading ebay seller

I agree it is deception. However, playing devil's advocate in his defense... 1) the photoshopping is a bit crazy anyway. 2) he quotes "This is the TYPE of sign that would lean in the window of a watch repair or jewelry shop or sit behind the counter or mount on the wall". 3) typical of fakers, they ...
by mrcardigan
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Illinois Watch
Replies: 22
Views: 2359

Re: Illinois Watch

Sorry, resurrecting an old thread, but what would a good condition finalist deco fetch normally then?

Andy C
by mrcardigan
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shinola opinions please
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: Shinola opinions please

Leave it alone! :) It's working and new :)

They don't look as pretty as the old damascened ones though do they :)

Just noticed (and after 5 pints at the pub!!!) - it says 10 jewels....well, I can count 6 on the top plate, so which 2 don't have corresponding jewels on the bottom????!!

Andy.
by mrcardigan
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch ID Forum
Topic: Hamilton Art Deco Jeweled Face Platinum Case
Replies: 17
Views: 332

Re: Hamilton Art Deco Jeweled Face Platinum Case

Coronados, spurs, venturas, piping rocks, etc.