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by Gabe
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Help me learn: why re-dails are mostly ok here?
Replies: 13
Views: 271

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

One obvious consideration in refinishing a dial is how it impacts re-sale value. You need to be conscious of a market's appetite market for stylistic purity, which changes over time. There's a parallel in real estate. If you're the current guardian of an old living space, although you want it to fun...
by Gabe
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Replacement Hands for Illinois Lady's Watches
Replies: 0
Views: 93

Replacement Hands for Illinois Lady's Watches

Can anyone suggest a source of watch hands for Illinois lady's watches? Sadly, I need to replace the minute hand on this Lady's Glenna: s-l1600 (3).jpg Here's another picture of what the hands looks like: Glenna.jpg I believe these are standard lady's deco watch hands. I checked the replacement hand...
by Gabe
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: What is this?

Thank you (as always), Bryan!

For some reason, I cannot find this in Bruce Shawkey's Elgin Wristwatches book, but I do see it in a 1928 Elgin ad in the Wilkes-Barre Record newspaper at https://www.newspapers.com/clip/5374503 ... _elgin_ad/.
by Gabe
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 218

What is this?

I thought this might be a Senior 418, but that's model's really more square than rectangular.

This is a 4/0 485 from 1930:
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What model is this?
by Gabe
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Replacement crystals for Illinois Jolly Roger?
Replies: 0
Views: 357

Replacement crystals for Illinois Jolly Roger?

Would anyone know what the proper replacement crystals are that I can use on a Jolly Roger?
by Gabe
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Were there any Elgin wristwatches with the seconds at 9?
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Were there any Elgin wristwatches with the seconds at 9?

I ask because I know there were quite a few Illinois watches with the seconds register at 9, but I was wondering if Elgin ever made them too?
by Gabe
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas.
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Feliz Navidad

Feliz navidad
Prospero año y felicidad

I am certainly grateful for all the kind contributors here.

May 2019 be bigger and better!
by Gabe
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: What model is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: What model is this?

Thank you very much, Bryan.

I'm happy to know its name, so I can stop calling it "Hey, you!" when we talk! :lol:
by Gabe
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Does anyone recognize this dial?
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Does anyone recognize this dial?

The watch case and bracelet are absolutely beautiful on this one, but it sure would be nice to get it back in the right barrel-shaped case.
by Gabe
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Does anyone recognize this dial?
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Does anyone recognize this dial?

Thank you very much, Magpie.

I wonder if there's a scanned version available?