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by Magpie
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: FRED'S NEW BOOK IS HERE!!! NEW UPDATE
Replies: 70
Views: 5209

I think that Chapter 3 (The Identification Volume) is going to be used quite often for reference. With all the new additions from Vol. 1 this is what I am most excited to see first. Ah, but you forget: there are TWO identification volumes!!! Volume 3, which treats men's Illinois models, is mind-blo...
by Magpie
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: FRED'S NEW BOOK IS HERE!!! NEW UPDATE
Replies: 70
Views: 5209

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

Without spoiling anything, give us some impressions... In my opinion, Randy has already done that by saying what he did: "Everything about the book set is amazingly high quality and beautiful - starting with the box, the book covers, the photography throughout is amazing, the printing is a very hig...
by Magpie
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 4/15 through 4/21/2018?
Replies: 23
Views: 416

Re: WRUW 4/15 through 4/21/2018?

This morning I wore an Elgin Model 1458 to a meeting: http://mrtoad.net/Media/201804WRUW/Elgin_1458.jpg The dial is almost like an Illinois so-called Bullet Dial. It has the same "bullet" markers and the same font for the numerals. However, the Illinois has sub seconds while the Elgin has sweep seco...
by Magpie
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 4/15 through 4/21/2018?
Replies: 23
Views: 416

WRUW 4/15 through 4/21/2018?

My Gruen "Cartouche 344" told me it wanted to go to church today:

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by Magpie
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 4/8/18 thru 4/14/18
Replies: 18
Views: 448

Re: WRUW 4/8/18 thru 4/14/18

I had my eye on that one, a rare watch. Glad it ended up where it belonged.
Thanks, Bryan!
by Magpie
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Waltham Step Side model with 6/0 Jewel Series Ruby movement from 1929.
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Waltham Step Side model with 6/0 Jewel Series Ruby movement from 1929.

Beautiful watch, Joel! I got curious and checked my extensive collection of jobbers' catalogs to see what I could find about dating it. I went back as early as 1928 and continued year by year from then, finding that the first appearance of that model in Waltham pages was in the 1932 catalogs. (The i...
by Magpie
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Fred's Book Set Is Sailing Our Way!
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Fred's Book Set Is Sailing Our Way!

The latest word I have about Fred Friedberg's magnum opus is that the book sets are now on a cargo ship on its way to the U.S.! (Maybe he'll drop in here and provide a further update.) Since I had the honor of editing the books for Fred, I can testify to the fact that there is plenty of material abo...
by Magpie
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 4/8/18 thru 4/14/18
Replies: 18
Views: 448

Re: WRUW 4/8/18 thru 4/14/18

Today my most recent acquisition, an Elgin "Ladies' Sport Model 136" in white and green gold, went on its first outing -- to church:

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by Magpie
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: gold lapped defined
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: gold lapped defined

Lapping is simply a step in the polishing process. See http://professionaljeweler.com/archives ... 401ja.html
by Magpie
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton 1935 Calvin, good or indifferent
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Hamilton 1935 Calvin, good or indifferent

Also very cool that it was a Christmas present! Beautiful watch to get running again.