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by mrtoad
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 6.17 through 6/23/18?
Replies: 1
Views: 18

WRUW 6.17 through 6/23/18?

For church today, a green gold Hamilton Tonneau:

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by mrtoad
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: What model is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: What model is this?

This case is a bit unusual in the combination of dial shape and case shape. Based on the shape of the dial and the dial opening, I'd call this a "Cushion". It is square, with all four sides rounded, and that is the defining characteristic of one type of cushion case. (There are also cushion cases wi...
by mrtoad
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Illinois 1915 0s pocket watch
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: Illinois 1915 0s pocket watch

This watch is an example of a "private label" watch. All the big manufacturers had programs by which local jewelers (and also big chains and department stores) could have custom dials showing their name rather than that of the manufacturer. Sometimes the movement might also be marked. Illinois was p...
by mrtoad
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Illinois 1915 0s pocket watch
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: Illinois 1915 0s pocket watch

Welcome to the Illinois Forum! We'd like to see pictures of your watch, inside and out. What you have is a Model 4, Grade 201. Model indicates the configuration of the plates (i.e., that this movement has a center bridge that holds the third and center wheels between the bridge that holds the mainsp...
by mrtoad
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: Re: WRUW 6/10/18 thru 6/16/2018
Replies: 32
Views: 693

Re: WRUW 6/10/18 thru 6/16/2018

Since Magpie is going funky, so am I, with a Hamilton Quentin:

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by mrtoad
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 06/03/18-06/09/18
Replies: 16
Views: 526

Re: WRUW 06/03/18-06/09/18

Not wanting to copy Magpie and wear another Elgin 6607A, I wore a little Hamilton. It's from a later war, but it continues the military theme:

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by mrtoad
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Help me find (replica?) ribbon band for women's Tonneau watch
Replies: 13
Views: 678

Re: Help me find (replica?) ribbon band for women's Tonneau watch

Thanks for the pictures. This model is known as a "Cushion" rather than a "Tonneau". You can see it in the 1924 and 1926 catalogues ( http://www.vintagewatchforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=192 , http://www.vintagewatchforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=190 ). Hamilton offered lots of different patterns...
by mrtoad
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Illinois ID help
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Illinois ID help

Welcome to the Illinois Forum! You have a good Illinois 3/0 movement, from about 1919, and a clean radium dial. They might be a good fit for a case from that period. The case you have is a jobber's case, from probably a decade later than your movement. (Illinois never used cases with stainless backs...
by mrtoad
Sun May 27, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Are these really Illinois?
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Are these really Illinois?

Both of these watches may have Illinois movements, but neither was a model issued by the Illinois Watch Company. The usual practice until fairly late in the pocket-watch business was for a customer to go to a jeweler and select a case, then select a movement and dial to go in it. Cases and movements...
by mrtoad
Sun May 27, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 5/27 through 6/2/18?
Replies: 16
Views: 603

Re: WRUW 5/27 through 6/2/18?

My watch for church today was an Illinois "Baronet":

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