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by mrtoad
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Anyone know this model?
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Anyone know this model?

Well, it's sort of odd that this same picture appeared in a thread of Mar 03, 2018, when eclecticfunk also asked "Anyone know this model?" See viewtopic.php?f=30&t=11710.

Do you now have this watch?
by mrtoad
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Could someone identify this model
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: Could someone identify this model

This is one of the many variants of the "Whippet", also known as a "Barrel". It comes from the generic period and was usually assembled by a jeweler or jobber, using an Illinois movement and dial made for such cases.

That's a pretty clean dial!

Who made the case?
by mrtoad
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 10/28 through 11/3/2018?
Replies: 20
Views: 906

Re: WRUW 10/28 through 11/3/2018?

Wednesday's watch is an Illinois "Major" in green:

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by mrtoad
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: New review of Fred Friedberg's book
Replies: 0
Views: 407

New review of Fred Friedberg's book

The November-December 2018 issue of the NAWCC Watch and Clock Bulletin just came today: Bruce Shawkey has a review of Fred Friedberg's book on Illinois, starting on p. 542. He gives a good summary of all five volumes and why, if you're a collector of any kind of American watches, you really need thi...
by mrtoad
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 10/28 through 11/3/2018?
Replies: 20
Views: 906

Re: WRUW 10/28 through 11/3/2018?

My watch for Sunday was my father's Hamilton "Emerson":

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by mrtoad
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 10/21 through 10/27/2018?
Replies: 21
Views: 1028

Re: WRUW 10/21 through 10/27/2018?

Namespetra, that's an interesting Vantage. Some of those budget Hamiltons don't have much character, but that one does, particularly with the numbered seconds track. (I have a couple of their electrics with modified 505 movements and find them attactive.)

Grumpy, the Caribbean is really special!
by mrtoad
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 10/21 through 10/27/2018?
Replies: 21
Views: 1028

Re: WRUW 10/21 through 10/27/2018?

Monday's watch was one of my standbys, an Omega quartz day/date:

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by mrtoad
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 10/21 through 10/27/2018?
Replies: 21
Views: 1028

WRUW 10/21 through 10/27/2018?

For church this morning, I wore an Elgin E-1 in white gold. The bracelet is a vintage B&N in sterling.

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by mrtoad
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 10/14 through 10/20/2018?
Replies: 15
Views: 795

Re: WRUW 10/14 through 10/20/2018?

Wearing an Elgin "Dante:

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GreenBay, that's a great CLD!
by mrtoad
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 10/14 through 10/20/2018?
Replies: 15
Views: 795

Re: WRUW 10/14 through 10/20/2018?

Monday's watch was a Hamilton "Putnam":

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