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by Magpie
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 8/20/17 thru 8/26/2017
Replies: 10
Views: 117

Re: WRUW 8/20/17 thru 8/26/2017

My wristwear for church today was a white gold Elgin, c. 1926: http://mrtoad.net/Media/201708WRUW/Elgin_16-0.jpg If you think it has more presence than you'd expect from a rectangular ladies' wristwatch of the period, you're right! It's 16/0 size rather than 18/0. (I'm very fond of this model and it...
by Magpie
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: European Watch Forum
Topic: ladies longines band options?
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: ladies longines band options?

I'd suggest a black cord band -- easy to find and fit.
by Magpie
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: MORE Elgin Pocket Watches
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: MORE Elgin Pocket Watches

I've found that some of the best-quality cases on pocket watches I've collected are by Roy, That one of yours is particularly fine, I think -- the flowers and birds are so beautifully done in high relief, giving the decoration a 3-dimensional effect. Thanks so much for sharing! Here's a link to some...
by Magpie
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new level of misleading ebay seller
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: new level of misleading ebay seller

IMO, this seller is engaging in something WAY beyond "misleading." It strikes me as being more like INTENTION TO DEFRAUD! (EBay should do something about this -- the question is whether they would. ) Sorry you got gotted, Michael -- thanks much for the detailed research and the warning for unsuspect...
by Magpie
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: MORE Elgin Pocket Watches
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: MORE Elgin Pocket Watches

My, what a lovely watch! Everything is beautiful -- case, dial, and movement (with even a little bouquet of flowers engraved on it!). I'm especially fond of cases with bird decoration and have collected a few myself. What casemaker made yours?
by Magpie
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Illinois "Hudson"???
Replies: 22
Views: 492

Re: Illinois "Hudson"???

WOW, what a stunning case!

(Mark, I hope we haven't driven you crazy with all our questions. It's been a real treat to see your wonderful watch!)
by Magpie
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin Direct Reading
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Elgin Direct Reading

VERY cool! I'm glad you found it (or it found you).
by Magpie
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Beginners Watch Forum
Topic: EDC Vintage Ladies Watch
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: EDC Vintage Ladies Watch

There are many excellent brands you might consider -- Hamilton and Elgin, for example. What type of design is your wife looking for? Plain or with decoration? Round, rectangular, or some other shape? To get an idea of the range of styles available in vintage wristwatches, I suggest checking out the ...
by Magpie
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Illinois "Hudson"???
Replies: 22
Views: 492

Re: Illinois "Hudson"???

I hope someone here can help you upload your photos (sorry to say, I'm technologically challenged). I just went to the NAWCC forum to look at your pictures there. Unfortunately, I can't read what is written on the dial -- will you help me out by telling me what it says, please? Illinois private labe...
by Magpie
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 8-6 thru 8-19-17
Replies: 33
Views: 688

Re: WRUW 8-6 thru 8-19-17

Long awaited watchly pilgrimages for me today! This morning a Hamilton "Winslow" and I went to see its home in Lancaster: http://mrtoad.net/Media/201708WRUW/Winslow_at_Hamilton.jpg In the afternoon, an Elgin "Home Rune 453" accompanied me to the NAWCC Museum and Library in Columbia: http://mrtoad.ne...