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by Frobob
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Interesting Ebay Find
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: Interesting Ebay Find

If anyone ever asks me what a Beau Brummel would look like in a modern watch size, I’ll send them this.
by Frobob
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Show us some Patina...
Replies: 14
Views: 542

Re: Show us some Patina...

Frankly I would’ve replaced the crown, but the only one I had isn’t the right depth.
by Frobob
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Well, This Is One Way to Handle Those Troublesome Sputnik Lugs. . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Well, This Is One Way to Handle Those Troublesome Sputnik Lugs. . . .

Heh, I saw that one too. Being the inexperienced guy I am, I thought it was a Sputnik movement in a franken.
by Frobob
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Show us some Patina...
Replies: 14
Views: 542

Re: Show us some Patina...

I quite like the dial on my Mate.
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by Frobob
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton 987 winding stem issue
Replies: 12
Views: 304

Re: Hamilton 987 winding stem issue

I had this problem on an Illinois recently. Two things were causing it. I’d replaced whatever the thing’s called they have instead of a yoke with one in better shape. Turns out it wasn’t interacting with the er, thing that holds the stem in properly, so I switched it back. Problem persisted. After m...
by Frobob
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: My First Illinois
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: My First Illinois

Ha, so you’re the one I got in a bidding war with! Good to know it went to someone here. The crystal may need replaced. Depends how much of the stuff on it is gunk and how much is scratches. The dial and hands look very good. The case wear is on the lower end of normal. Finding a case with no corner...
by Frobob
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton Electric Vantage grade 505.
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Hamilton Electric Vantage grade 505.

I got one of these to steal a movement from and almost feel bad about it. They look very good in person. I say almost because I stole the movement to save a Pacer.
by Frobob
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: American Watch Forum
Topic: Marlin - reissue
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: Marlin - reissue

I did a little sleuthing; someone on Watchuseek posted a movement shot.
It’s the decorated version of a Seagull ST6 with all the automatic stuff pulled off.
by Frobob
Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 10/29 through 11/4/2017?
Replies: 39
Views: 967

Re: WRUW 10/29 through 11/4/2017?

Took the ‘29 Mate out for some sightseeing.
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by Frobob
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: 1929 Mate
Replies: 3
Views: 221

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 ...