For Friday, a Hamilton-Illinois "Career Girl A":
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This was all that was in the file, no photos attached. Just thought you guys would enjoy this. I certainly did -- thanks for posting it! BTW, I found an interesting old (2008) NAWCC thread dealing with "Elginium," "Elginite," and some relevant patents; thought the Elgin folks might like to look at ...
TERRIFIC info -- thanks so much for posting!!! Great to a get a glimpse of how Hamilton seemed to be handling special orders -- and what models in particular were involved for Packard and what jewelers and jobbers were handling the distribution. (I noticed many familiar names, such as C.D. Peacock a...
- Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:04 am
- Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
- Topic: Ever wonder who made the 6/0 Sweep Second Hand Movement?
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Many thanks, Nookster, for posting this fascinating archival material! Very interesting reading! These “offices letters” read like emails of today. Yes, and Fred Friedberg's eagerly awaited magnum opus is full of them -- it's for good reason that the title of the book set is The Illinois Watch and I...
- Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:15 am
- Forum: What are you wearing today?
- Topic: WRUW 2/11 through 2/17/2018?
- Replies: 34
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To sing for the early service (GROAN!) on a very rainy Sunday, an Elgin "Clubman 903": http://mrtoad.net/Media/201802WRUW/Elgin_Clubman-903.jpg The "Clubman 903" is a particular favorite of mine because of its unusual case (white, but with yellow lugs), beautiful butler-center dial, and very distinc...
- Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:15 pm
- Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
- Topic: ID 1930 Ladies Gruen
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Unlike some of the other watch manufacturers of that period, Gruen didn't seem to go in for putting "names" on its ladies' models, so I believe the style number and movement caliber is about as much ID as you'll find. (Perhaps there might be a picture somewhere, though.) It's a very pretty watch -- ...