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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: 1
Views: 12

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: 427

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: 427

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: 15
Views: 427

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: 15
Views: 427

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: 514

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: 514

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: 503

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: 308

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: 483

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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