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by Frobob
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: 1929 Mate
Replies: 3
Views: 139

1929 Mate

https://i.imgur.com/zidRcHY.jpg Here's the one I posted about a while back for dial cleaning recommendations. It's not perfect because I got bored of it after two hours. ;) Imgur album (Before shots have no band) This one had quite the dirty movement. https://i.imgur.com/RbPMl84.jpg I polished the ...
by Frobob
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Just when you think you have seen it all...
Replies: 10
Views: 334

Re: Just when you think you have seen it all...

The back's not even on straight.
by Frobob
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Garage sale find :o
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: Garage sale find :o

"Acetrimetric automatic."
The price this goes for is going to blow his socks off.
by Frobob
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Washington Watch Company
Replies: 10
Views: 391

Re: Washington Watch Company

Yup, Seth Thomas, I believe 11 jewels.
by Frobob
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: New Hamilton Collector today
Replies: 15
Views: 492

Re: New Hamilton Collector today

Perhaps the shop owner thought "Oh God, one of these." :lol:
by Frobob
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Set Mainspring Contest
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Set Mainspring Contest

JerseyMo wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:00 pm
This one wins!

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That.
That is art.
I won't ask how.
That would ruin the magic.
by Frobob
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: New Hamilton Collector today
Replies: 15
Views: 492

Re: New Hamilton Collector today

I believe the lip on Pacers is at 6. It's one of the evil ones where you need a spring bar for leverage. ...If you mean the pocket watch, look for a lip around the perimeter. If there isn't one, use one of those rubber disc jar openers to unscrew it. If there is one, use a blunt knife to pry it open...
by Frobob
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Something interesting in an old ad
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Something interesting in an old ad

Found an ad cutout listed on eBay and read it just for fun. https://i.imgur.com/04szbTs.png Then I noticed something in the prices listed. https://i.imgur.com/nToX685.png $10,000? I'm sorry, what? I'm no Elgin guy, but that seems just a little crazy. Only $90,000 in today's money. Is there some diam...
by Frobob
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: New Hamilton Collector today
Replies: 15
Views: 492

Re: New Hamilton Collector today

20th Century sounds like one of Seth Thomas's gajillion sub-names. Got any shots of the movement?
by Frobob
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Dial Cleaning Methods
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Dial Cleaning Methods

The case is in very good shape; all the brassing is a couple tiny spots on two corners of the bezel.
I'm waiting on a crystal, mainspring, and polishing bits for my dremel (for the chatons). I'll make a separate post when it's done.