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by Magpie
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Illinois - early ww
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Illinois - early ww

It threw me some when I saw it was an Illinois case also. A lot of people get thrown off because of the Illinois name. It's easy to do if you aren't aware that the Illinois Watch Case Company (Elgin, Illinois) and the Illinois Watch Company (Springfield, Illinois) were entirely different companies ...
by Magpie
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin watch boxes ID
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: Elgin watch boxes ID

Thanks for the compliment about my watch and its box! I've found that sometimes one can get a good idea of the date of an Elgin box for a men's model from some details of box construction for a ladies' model, so I figured you'd like to see it for comparison with yours. And thanks for the description...
by Magpie
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin watch boxes ID
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: Elgin watch boxes ID

Here's the box I mentioned, complete with its original inhabitant, Model 1144 (with Hadley bracelet) from 1933:


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by Magpie
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin watch boxes ID
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: Elgin watch boxes ID

Can you post some more images of the interior of the textured-surface box (and/or describe it)? This might help me try to date the it. As it is, I can't quite tell what the setup is for holding a watch. For the one with the red bottom interior, I'm guessing 1933-1935. I have an Elgin ladies' model f...
by Magpie
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: 7/8/18 thru 7/14/18
Replies: 26
Views: 647

Re: 7/8/18 thru 7/14/18

Cool Hammy there, NWI Mark! Today an Elgin "Louiseboulanger," one of Elgin's Parisienne line, went to church with me: http://mrtoad.net/Media/201807WRUW/Elgin_LouiseBoulanger-blue.jpg This was the little watch's first outing. I'd had it a long time but hadn't been able to find the perfect watchband ...
by Magpie
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 7/1 through 7/7/2018?
Replies: 16
Views: 644

Re: WRUW 7/1 through 7/7/2018?

A Gruen "Cartouche Orné 1" was my choice today:

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Happy Independence Day, everyone! (And stay safe.)
by Magpie
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Waltham Watch Forum
Topic: Here's a little Waltham mystery for our listening audience.
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Here's a little Waltham mystery for our listening audience.

Have you looked up the patents listed in the case? Manheimer had other patents as well. Joel, I believe the second Manheimer patent that Jerry gives the link to (above) is the answer about your Waltham; the patent number matches one in the case. (The first link, to a slightly earlier patent, is dis...
by Magpie
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 6/24 through 7/1/2018?
Replies: 15
Views: 518

WRUW 6/24 through 7/1/2018?

My Gruen "Cartouche 371," which I hadn't worn in quite a while, had been begging for some wrist time, so it went to church this morning:

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by Magpie
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 6.17 through 6/23/18?
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Re: WRUW 6.17 through 6/23/18?

For church today, my watch was also a Hamilton, but of a later period -- a Golden Tempo "A" in multicolor gold:

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by Magpie
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Illinois 1915 0s pocket watch
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: Illinois 1915 0s pocket watch

Thanks very much for adding the picture! The casemaker was the Star Watch Case Company (but you probably already knew that).