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by Magpie
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch ID Forum
Topic: Grandpa's watch
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Grandpa's watch

Welcome to the forum!

There are lots of people here who are very knowledgeable about Hamiltons, but they can't offer any opinions without seeing pictures of the watch. How about trying again to do some photos? (Front, movement, and inside and outside of the case back)
by Magpie
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Ladies Watch Forum
Topic: Many Named Watch... VITOVA...TOVATT...MAJORW.C.Co.
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Many Named Watch... VITOVA...TOVATT...MAJORW.C.Co.

There was a watch with "Vitova" dial and "Torvatt" movement also marked "Swiss" recently listed on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-VITOVA-TOVATT-WRIST-WATCH-17-JEWELS-SWISS-WORKING-CONDITION-/191904504789?nma=true&si=qGZ6KEUls%252BBkBP5CvldwYnvezuo%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2...
by Magpie
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Show your Cushions!
Replies: 15
Views: 527

Re: Show your Cushions!

These generic cases -- cushions, barrels, etc. -- were supplied to jobbers for them to put movements in. Jobbers' catalogs of the 1920s often show various styles of cases and options for Elgin or Illinois (or Waltham) and a choice of grade of movement (e.g., 7 or 15 jewels). Sometimes the cases were...
by Magpie
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Ladies Watch Forum
Topic: Many Named Watch... VITOVA...TOVATT...MAJORW.C.Co.
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Many Named Watch... VITOVA...TOVATT...MAJORW.C.Co.

Welcome to the forum! Can you post some pictures of the watch -- front, movement, and inside and outside case back?

I may be able to help a little, but I really need to see the pictures.
by Magpie
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Show your Cushions!
Replies: 15
Views: 527

Re: Show your Cushions!

http://www.vintagewatchforums.com/download/file.php?id=19424 Great find, Andy! I love it that the inside case back is even marked "H" for Hamilton. (I've not seen this on generic cases as often as "E" for Elgin and "I" for "Illinois".) (I'm really enjoying this thread -- thank you, Adam, for starti...
by Magpie
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 6/4 through 6/10/2017?
Replies: 54
Views: 1290

Re: WRUW 6/4 through 6/10/2017?

For church on the first Sunday of June, an Illinois "Mary Todd" in green gold with a GGF Hadley bracelet:

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by Magpie
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Say goodbye to the NOS Blade
Replies: 12
Views: 731

Re: Say goodbye to the NOS Blade

It's not my fault, I caught a disease."
I'll have to try that line on my wife. Lol
"What you need is for her to contract the same disease," says one of two in the same household who are afflicted with it.
by Magpie
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Townsman on ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Townsman on ebay

Ah, then that would explain it. Some Townsman specimens I've seen had broken lugs. Maybe an inherent weakness with this model . . . (Perhaps Greg will chime in here?)
by Magpie
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Townsman on ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Townsman on ebay

Anybody here get this "Townsman" that ended recently? A "steal," so to speak . . . http://www.ebay.com/itm/MENS-VINTAGE-ILLINOIS-WW-ENAMEL-SIDES-TO-BEZEL-GREAT-DIAL-HANDS-/263000792809?hash=item3d3c119ee9:g:C88AAOSwAPVZJPc8 This model is beautiful, but most specimens I've seen have had serious lug p...
by Magpie
Tue May 30, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: '52 NY Yankee dial for Lord Elgin watch
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: '52 NY Yankee dial for Lord Elgin watch

It doesn't look factory to my eyes. Not high enough quality but that's just my thoughts from seeing a lot of dials from that era
I agree. The lettering appears to be quite careless.