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by unreformed66
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Military Watch Forum
Topic: WW2 USN Lapel watch, please help.
Replies: 1
Views: 520

Re: WW2 USN Lapel watch, please help.

That's a woman's watch. The target audience for an item like that would have been either a female sailor or perhaps it was meant to be marketed to the sweethearts or wives of sailors. The movement is nothing special, it's just a generic Swiss movement from that era. I know this isn't much informatio...
by unreformed66
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: Tiffany & Co. Pocket Watch Info
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: Tiffany & Co. Pocket Watch Info

Now that is a watch to be proud of! I also am of the opinion that the movement very well might be an unmarked Patek Philippe. It sure looks like one and Tiffany has a long history with them. It MIGHT be marked under the dial but then again it might not. But what great watch either way!
by unreformed66
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone know anything about this Boston Watch Co. watch?
Replies: 6
Views: 3865

Re: Information on this Boston Watch Co. watch

Even if it's in a solid gold case that watch wouldn't come anywhere near the price you were quoted. Take the money and RUN! It's just a generic Swiss movement made by Kurth Freres and has no particular value that I'm aware of. Kurth ended up making the Grana and Certina brands.
by unreformed66
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I hate Speidel Spring Loaded Bracelets “Lug Killers”
Replies: 3
Views: 5168

Re: I hate Speidel Spring Loaded Bracelets “Lug Killers”

Wow, those lugs are just about sawed all the way through. I'm surprised that none of them have broken off. I've never had a case like this repaired myself but it shouldn't be that big of a job for somebody with a set of torches and some gold solder.
by unreformed66
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: Picket watch
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Picket watch

Well, it's an English watch with most probably a lever fusee movement in a silver case. You could decode the hallmarks in the case and get the year that the case was made. From the amount of rust that I can see in the pictures I'd be very surprised if the movement isn't beyond repair.
by unreformed66
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: Info on keystone pocket watch please
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: Info on keystone pocket watch please

Your movement was made by New York Standard Watch Co., it's an 18 size 6th model open face movement. The case of course was made by Keystone Watch Case Co. The serial numbers for New York Standard are all over the place, your watch would have been made in the late 1880s or early 1890s. I've seen the...
by unreformed66
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Beginners Watch Forum
Topic: Cronograph
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

Re: Cronograph

Well your movement appears to be a Landeron 39 and a quick Google search found an example that's pretty much identical to your watch. I've never heard of IPI Watch Company before but there are obviously some out there.
by unreformed66
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Beginners Watch Forum
Topic: vintage elgin pocket watch help
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: vintage elgin pocket watch help

And there you go. The little springy "fingers" on the sleeve are usually what breaks allowing the stem to pull out. I'm glad yours was only unscrewed, that's a much better problem to have than a broken one!
by unreformed66
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: Whats it worth?
Replies: 11
Views: 767

Re: Whats it worth?

George Wolf & Co. was a high class retail jewelry store in Louisville that according to an article I found online was founded in 1856 and went bankrupt in 1894. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/817990/closure_of_wolf_jewelry_store_1894/ That being said your watch is definitely a private label watch m...
by unreformed66
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Help me learn: why re-dails are mostly ok here?
Replies: 17
Views: 922

Re: Help me learn: why re-dails are mostly ok here?

The tastes of many collectors have changed dramatically over the last few decades. Back in the 80s and 90s if a dial looked worn then it most often went off to the refinisher to be redone. This included the Rolex and Omega watches that as another poster mentioned it is now considered a sacrilege to...