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by Magpie
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Beau Brummel "Supreme"
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Beau Brummel "Supreme"

The "Supreme" is an example of an Illinois private label for a particular jeweler carrying Illinois watches. A private label meant that a jeweler had an "exclusive," so to speak, which would help sales. Since there were many, many jewelers in the old days, there were lots of Illinois private labels....
by Magpie
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Lord Elgin Eldorado
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Lord Elgin Eldorado

Like diveboy, I've found only the strap pictured in ads for the "Eldorado." However, I thought that somewhere there might be an ad for its sibling the "Black Knight" that might tell us what we needed to know. I finally managed to locate one newspaper ad from May 1954 showing an expansion bracelet on...
by Magpie
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Interesting Ebay Find
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Interesting Ebay Find

You have no idea where it was made? It says it right on the back, Sangamo Electric Company, Springfield, Il. Greg, part of my take on what the seller wrote is that he's prone to typographical errors. In his statement "I have no idea how many where actually made. he's typed "where" instead of "were"...
by Magpie
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Interesting Ebay Find
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Interesting Ebay Find

In his new book Fred Friedberg has lots of information about these advertising displays -- and some very interesting illustrations.
by Magpie
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: FRED'S NEW BOOK IS HERE!!! NEW UPDATE
Replies: 32
Views: 2256

Re: FRED'S NEW BOOK IS HERE!!! NEW UPDATE

Fred is moving right along in checking proofs -- just heard from him that Volume 3 is now on its way to the printer! Hurray!!!

(This volume is a real biggie in all senses, with LOTS of surprises for the collector!)
by Magpie
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 11/12 thrugh 11/18/2018?
Replies: 33
Views: 743

Re: WRUW 11/12 thrugh 11/18/2018?

Great new acquisition, Grumpy! I love the design of the Coronado, with that striking interplay of the lugs' shape and the dial detailing. (I'm so glad you bagged that one; I heard you were looking for one. ;) ) (Thanks for the compliments about my Sunday's watch! BTW, that band is very versatile; it...
by Magpie
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: FRED'S NEW BOOK IS HERE!!! NEW UPDATE
Replies: 32
Views: 2256

Re: FRED'S NEW BOOK IS HERE!!! NEW UPDATE

I understand that Fred is now busy checking the proofs of Volume 3. (That's a very big one, since it's the men's identification guide!)
by Magpie
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 11/12 thrugh 11/18/2018?
Replies: 33
Views: 743

WRUW 11/12 thrugh 11/18/2018?

An Elgin "Style 33" was on my wrist this morning for singing a Mozart mass at church:

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by Magpie
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch ID Forum
Topic: Identifying ladies' diamond Hamilton models.
Replies: 24
Views: 4640

Re: Identifying ladies' diamond Hamilton models.

I am betting it is in a contract case. I agree. One sign is that the outlining on the sides of the dial is slightly curved rather than being in straight lines to go with the shape of the dial opening. Hamilton would have been very careful to have exactly the right dial to go with any case of theirs...
by Magpie
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin From 1928 14K
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Elgin From 1928 14K

Would the movement have been purchased fully assembled from the factory or would it have arrived in kit form?
The movement would have been complete, fully assembled.