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- Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:51 pm
- Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
- Topic: Kreisler band, unknown Elgin model.
- Replies: 2
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Take a look back at the 1931 catalog pages in the Elgin Catalogs thread. I believe the basketweave nickel chromium band shown on the Thrift 448 and the Home Run 1629, 1630, and 1631 models is likely it. Kreisler was known to provide watchbands for Elgin (you can see some gold-filled basketweave ones...
- Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:13 pm
- Forum: American Watch Forum
- Topic: R.W. Co Rockford 17 jewel with Maiden Lane Face
- Replies: 2
- Views: 85
Welcome to the forums! Since your watch is a pocket watch, you might get more responses if you put a post in the Pocket Watch Foroum -- there are some VWF members who are real experts on PW's!
Beautiful IWCCo case on that watch, semroc! I particularly like the engraving pattern on the bezel. Thinking that I might find that case shown in one of my catalogs, I went looking. And I found it! Here in the (Ball Co.) Blue Book Store catalog for 1930 is a case of that design housing a Waltham mov...
Very interesting discovery!!! The movement is 17 size, 7 jewels -- right? (Interestingly enough, the Illinois 23-jewel, 60-hour "Sangamo Special," though sold as a 16 size, was actually a 17 size -- a deliberate choice by Illinois so the movement could be used only in the designated factory case. Th...
Apparently, the post above was destined for the Gruen forum but accidentally landed here. However, having edited the books for Fred, I can testify to the fact that there is indeed material about Bulova in it -- as well as about many other watch manufacturers!
Since Air's post accidentally landed in the Bulova forum instead of here, I'll quote it here: I originally posted this in the Elgin forum, but after input from others I am also posting it here in this forum (and yes, there is some Gruen information in it): Just wanted to mention Fred Friedberg's new...
Welcome to the forum! Your watch has a pretty case by the Illinois Watch Case Company in a style of the sort that was popular in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Actually, your watch isn't a bona fide Elgin model (one of these would normally have words inside the case back saying that the watch was "...
- Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:08 pm
- Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
- Topic: FRED'S NEW BOOK IS HERE!!! NEW UPDATE
- Replies: 55
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New update: When a friend of our asked us to order one of the Limited Edition sets for him today, we contacted Fred to find out whether there were any still available. WHEW, we barely got there in time! Now that we've ordered one for our friend, there are only FOUR sets left! In case you didn't see...