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by Magpie
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 2/18/18 through 2/24/18
Replies: 35
Views: 480

Re: WRUW 2/18/18 through 2/24/18

For Friday, a Hamilton-Illinois "Career Girl A":

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by Magpie
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 2/18/18 through 2/24/18
Replies: 35
Views: 480

Re: WRUW 2/18/18 through 2/24/18

For Friday, a Hamilton-Illinois "Career Girl A":
by Magpie
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Say it aint so!
Replies: 12
Views: 185

Re: Say it aint so!

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 ...
by Magpie
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Packard Info
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Packard Info

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...
by Magpie
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Ever wonder who made the 6/0 Sweep Second Hand Movement?
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Ever wonder who made the 6/0 Sweep Second Hand Movement?

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...
by Magpie
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 2/18/18 through 2/24/18
Replies: 35
Views: 480

Re: WRUW 2/18/18 through 2/24/18

To sing on a program today I wore a white gold Elgin E-2:

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by Magpie
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 2/11 through 2/17/2018?
Replies: 34
Views: 605

WRUW 2/11 through 2/17/2018?

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...
by Magpie
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 2/4/18 thru 2/10/18
Replies: 33
Views: 780

Re: WRUW 2/4/18 thru 2/10/18

My Elgin 201 has been getting a lot of wrist time lately, like tonight:

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by Magpie
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: ID 1930 Ladies Gruen
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: ID 1930 Ladies Gruen

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 -- ...
by Magpie
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 1/28-2/3/18
Replies: 35
Views: 831

Re: WRUW 1/28-2/3/18

Today I wore an Elgin "Campus 669" to church:

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