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by mrtoad
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 10/14 through 10/20/2018?
Replies: 7
Views: 169

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

Monday's watch was a Hamilton "Putnam":

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by mrtoad
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 10/14 through 10/20/2018?
Replies: 7
Views: 169

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

For Sunday, my choice was a Hamilton "Gemini" electric:

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by mrtoad
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 10/14 through 10/20/2018?
Replies: 7
Views: 169

WRUW 10/14 through 10/20/2018?

Grumpyguy was actually first today but put his Elgin Thornton on the end of last week's thread: Tonight, a 54 Lord Elgin Thorton http://grumpyguyinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/IMG_7496-e1513654576663.jpg http://grumpyguyinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/IMG_7492.jpg I'm fond of the Thornton, so...
by mrtoad
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 10/7 through 10/13/2018?
Replies: 15
Views: 468

Re: WRUW 10/7 through 10/13/2018?

Mark, thanks for the comments on the "Ritz". It's one of my favorite Illinois designs. I wonder what they might have gone on to produce if Hamilton hadn't swallowed them. And, yes, the numerals are known as "Egyptian". There are some examples of the "Ritz" with plain numerals, and they're not nearly...
by mrtoad
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 10/7 through 10/13/2018?
Replies: 15
Views: 468

WRUW 10/7 through 10/13/2018?

For church this morning, an Illinois "Ritz":

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by mrtoad
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Did I find a winner?
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Did I find a winner?

What you have here is an example of a cushion-form watch from the generic period of wristwatch making. In the pocket-watch trade, jewelers or jobbers bought movements and dials separately from cases and then assembled them together for the customers. The generic period extended this practice to wris...
by mrtoad
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many watches would the average guy have owned in the 50's and 60's?
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: How many watches would the average guy have owned in the 50's and 60's?

For much of my father's adult life, he owned two Hamilton watches. One was a "Dixon", from 1936, which was about the time he finished his first graduate degree and started his career in college teaching. The other was an "Emerson", from 1941; I have a vague memory that it was a gift from my mother. ...
by mrtoad
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 9/30 through 10/6/2018?
Replies: 14
Views: 457

Re: WRUW 9/30 through 10/6/2018?

My Sunday watch was a green, engraved Illinois "Major", a gift from Magpie:

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by mrtoad
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 9/23 through 9/29/2018?
Replies: 10
Views: 451

WRUW 9/23 through 9/29/2018?

Sunday's watch was an Omega "Constellation" with black dial: http://mrtoad.net/Media/201809WRUW/Omega_Constellation.jpg It has the original "grain of rice" band and buckle: http://mrtoad.net/Media/201809WRUW/Omega_Constellation-band.jpg I wore this watch because it has a loose band (don't want to mo...
by mrtoad
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Battery Change in NYC?
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Battery Change in NYC?

I run all my Hamilton electrics on 387S. I find that some movements don't even need to have the contact fingers bent up, just cleaned. The Taurus is easy to work on because the back pops off, unlike the Nautilus series with which you need a crystal puller. And whyslander the Taurus, anyway? It's a n...