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by seiko_omega
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: European Watch Forum
Topic: Trying to find out more about this wristwatch
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: Trying to find out more about this wristwatch

Try taking a 10X or 20X jeweler's loupe to the balance wheel. The ebauche maker's mark should be found in that vicinity. Then look the mark up on the internet. That should tell you who made the movement. You already know it was sold by George Stockwell (the GS on the case). Have a jeweler take a loo...
by seiko_omega
Thu May 25, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have a Guess...
Replies: 14
Views: 853

Re: Have a Guess...

I had a Mido Multifort Superauto whose serial on the movement dated it to 1944; however, there was a 1938 service date on the inner portion of the caseback. I don't know how it came to be, since the caseback was correct to the model. Maybe it's not even a date, but a code for something else that co...
by seiko_omega
Wed May 24, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have a Guess...
Replies: 14
Views: 853

Re: Have a Guess...

Nice! You mean the 100's of scratches on the inside of watches, with codes that no one can understand isn't fun enough for ya? :lol: I love going over casebacks (the inside portion) with a high-power loupe and viewing the dates scratched into them. A lot of times, not only dates but initials of the...
by seiko_omega
Wed May 24, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: 507 Electric Calendar prototype
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: 507 Electric Calendar prototype

Wow! a limited run of only 5 - That's incredibly rare. Congratulations on your find.
by seiko_omega
Wed May 24, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have a Guess...
Replies: 14
Views: 853

Re: Have a Guess...

If the paper flakes off (due to age) won't that risk fouling the balance and other moving parts?
by seiko_omega
Tue May 23, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin Waterproof Model 8677
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: Elgin Waterproof Model 8677

thanks for sharing the technical details on Elgin's approach to a common problem for tonneau and snapback watches - waterproofing.
by seiko_omega
Tue May 23, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch ID Forum
Topic: Case number 940678 mystery Automatic
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Case number 940678 mystery Automatic

that's unusual indeed. I looked up pictures of the Hamilton 689 and it didn't have any other ID marks on the rotor except for those already found in your picture. The base caliber for the 689 is an ETA but ETA marks are found only beneath the balance wheel and then only the tiny ETA logo. Maybe an i...
by seiko_omega
Sun May 21, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Modern Watch Forum
Topic: Le Coultre Memovix 18K
Replies: 1
Views: 459

Re: Le Coultre Memovix 18K

congratulations on picking up one of the more iconic watches (in hallowed company with the Reverso and the Futurematic) from a watchmaker's watchmaker, JLC.
by seiko_omega
Sun May 21, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Ladies Watch Forum
Topic: Tugaris pendant watch
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: Tugaris pendant watch

From anecdotal evidence (e.g., watch fora discussions) it seems Tugaris made most of its watches for the Asian market (as did many Swiss watchmakers, like Titus during the 70s up to now, and Enicar in the 70s). The movement on mine is an ETA, and from its chunky shape I would guess it to be from the...