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by mrtoad
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 1/13 through 1/19/2019
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: WRUW 1/13 through 1/19/2019

I like the Hamilton, with dial and movement 30 degrees off level!

I was going to wear a Hamilton, too, today, but it wanted to be cranky, so I picked up an Illinois "Consul":

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by mrtoad
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 1/6 through 1/12/2019?
Replies: 19
Views: 818

Re: WRUW 1/6 through 1/12/2019?

I, too, was in an Elgin mood when I picked a watch for church: "Home Run 462":

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by mrtoad
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Fixed this guy up for a local shop, fun serial number
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: Fixed this guy up for a local shop, fun serial number

Interesting movement, but it's obviously not the original case. This movement would have been in a hunter case, and the style of the present open-face case is much later than the date implied by the serial number, which would have been about 1892. I wonder whether the original case might have been m...
by mrtoad
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 12/30/2019 through 1/5/2019?
Replies: 9
Views: 1011

Re: WRUW 12/30/2019 through 1/5/2019?

Mark, I'm always glad to see someone else getting into Hamilton-Illinois. I think these watches are seriously underappreciated.
by mrtoad
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 12/30/2019 through 1/5/2019?
Replies: 9
Views: 1011

WRUW 12/30/2019 through 1/5/2019?

For Sunday, I wore an Illinois "Chesterfield Stepped Bezel" with sparkle dial:

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I am thankful to Magpie for providing this watch, which came from Fred Friedberg's collection.
by mrtoad
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Site indicated as not secure -
Replies: 3
Views: 3803

Re: Site indicated as not secure -

I, too, get this. It means the site is delivering information without encryption. If you look at the actual address of a page, it begins with "http:" rather than "https:". For example, this thread is "http://vintagewatchforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=13168&sid=457eec95a5b283f45c3884e7bf3e181a". Thi...
by mrtoad
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 12/23 through 12/29/18?
Replies: 16
Views: 931

Re: WRUW 12/23 through 12/29/18?

For Christmas Eve, I brought out a Hamilton-Illinois "Golden Male 'A'":

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With a 14k case, this is hardly a budget watch. More about these watches (and pictures of this instance) is in Volume 4 (p. 1339 ff.) of Fred's new book.
by mrtoad
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: "MERRY CHRISTMAS!" from the Elgineers!
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: "MERRY CHRISTMAS!" from the Elgineers!

I've created better versions of my video, on a new thread: viewtopic.php?f=30&t=13135
by mrtoad
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin Santa Sends Greetings
Replies: 0
Views: 453

Elgin Santa Sends Greetings

My first post of the Elgin display had problems with the video format, which caused some browsers to fail to load. I've redone the video of the animated Elgin display, so here are two more versions of it, in hopes that it will be compatible with more browsers: http://mrtoad.net/Media/201812WRUW/Elgi...
by mrtoad
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: "MERRY CHRISTMAS!" from the Elgineers!
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: "MERRY CHRISTMAS!" from the Elgineers!

Thanks, Jerry, for the splendid Elgin ads.