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by Frobob
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Waltham Chronometer
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: Waltham Chronometer

Going out on a limb, perhaps it was on a ship and they let the captain keep it after the ship was decommissioned or something. Or as a retirement gift.
by Frobob
Sun May 27, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 5/20 through 5/26/2018?
Replies: 32
Views: 999

Re: WRUW 5/20 through 5/26/2018?

Took the Boulton out to see Solo.
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by Frobob
Mon May 21, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 5/20 through 5/26/2018?
Replies: 32
Views: 999

Re: WRUW 5/20 through 5/26/2018?

Celluloid crystal made the hands thoroughly rusty, but it actually looks pretty good with the brown radium and band.
by Frobob
Mon May 21, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 5/20 through 5/26/2018?
Replies: 32
Views: 999

Re: WRUW 5/20 through 5/26/2018?

Beau Brummel today.
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by Frobob
Sat May 19, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Repairing, Renovating and Restoring your watch
Topic: Illinois stem removal?
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Illinois stem removal?

The way I’ve done those is holding the square bit in pliers and unscrewing the crown. Should come out into the case after that.
by Frobob
Sat May 19, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Boulton with Misaligned Case Marks
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Boulton with Misaligned Case Marks

I recently finished up a Boulton in very good shape, but I noticed that its hallmarks are along one of the caseback's corners instead of on a side. None of the other Boultons I've seen are like this. What say you folks about it? https://i.imgur.com/i3xwMBy.jpg P.S. the obligatory wrist shot. https:/...
by Frobob
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: New standard for eBay shipping?
Replies: 11
Views: 860

Re: New standard for eBay shipping?

This is how I recieved my ‘29 Mate. At first I thought I’d gotten someone else’s mail.
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Sure enough, the bubble wrap had a watch in it.
by Frobob
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: A new eBay low?
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: A new eBay low?

A Hamilton case with an Illinois movement with the brand listed as Elgin.
Nice.
by Frobob
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: New porcelain dial Illinois!
Replies: 18
Views: 1198

Re: New porcelain dial Illinois!

Here’s the most descriptive service mark I’ve seen.
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August 13, 1945
Washer + jewel
by Frobob
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Bulova Watch Forum
Topic: Bulova Accutron model 203 Grade 214 in SS and 14k Rose Gold from 1960.
Replies: 1
Views: 355

Re: Bulova Accutron model 203 Grade 214 in SS and 14k Rose Gold from 1960.

These are actually super easy to regulate. The notched metal things on the tuning fork cups are the regulators. Each notch is 2 s/d. Toward the center of the movement is faster, away is slower.