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by Magpie
Sun May 27, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 5/27 through 6/2/18?
Replies: 3
Views: 48

WRUW 5/27 through 6/2/18?

An Elgin "Ladies' Sport Model 136" was my watch for church today ("white gold engraved case with green gold spur lugs" is how the catalog describes it):

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by Magpie
Fri May 25, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Real Men Wear Small Watches
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Real Men Wear Small Watches

The proportions look about right for a Waltham 5-1/4 ligne rectangular watch. Here is a be-jeweled example for the ladies, but these could have been placed in a simpler case. Great hypothesis, Jerry! Since Hubert Scott-Paine was British, I started wondering whether the watch might have been in a De...
by Magpie
Wed May 23, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 5/20 through 5/26/2018?
Replies: 32
Views: 654

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

A green gold-filled Elgin E-4 was out for a little fresh air this afternoon:

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by Magpie
Sun May 20, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 5/20 through 5/26/2018?
Replies: 32
Views: 654

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

Beautiful watch, Grumpy! I love how the dial echoes the concentric circles of the bezel.
by Magpie
Sun May 13, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: FRED'S BOOK: Illinois Watch & Its Hamilton Years - WHO GOT EM... CHECK IN
Replies: 36
Views: 1544

Re: FRED'S BOOK: Illinois Watch & Its Hamilton Years - WHO GOT EM... CHECK IN

No signs of eyestrain there, but your cat does look a bit stunned by what it's just been reading in Vol. 2 -- there's so much new information to absorb about movements and dials! (I expect it was intrigued by the new research on sparkle dials. And of course, being a cat and interested in watching an...
by Magpie
Sun May 13, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My mother’s pendant watch collection.
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: My mother’s pendant watch collection.

What a great post for Mother's Day! Lovely display -- and so nice for you to be able to look at the watches and maybe think about seeing your mother wearing certain ones.
by Magpie
Sun May 06, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 5/6 through 5/12/2018?
Replies: 21
Views: 769

WRUW 5/6 through 5/12/2018?

On the first Sunday in May, I wore a Gruen "Cartouche Orné 1" to church:

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by Magpie
Tue May 01, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Illinois Mystery Watch!
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Illinois Mystery Watch!

WHO am I?

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Hint: No one knew what model bore my name. (My story will be revealed in Fred's new book set.)
by Magpie
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: The postman always rings twice...
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: The postman always rings twice...

Wish I'd been getting mail of that sort today! (Is the Elgin green gold or white?)
by Magpie
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 4/29/18 thru 5/5/18
Replies: 33
Views: 1098

Re: WRUW 4/29/18 thru 5/5/18

For its first outing, this Elgin "Callot Soeurs 182" went to church on a brilliant but chilly spring day:

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