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by coronado
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Question About 1978 Sun Bowl Elgin
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: Question About 1978 Sun Bowl Elgin

I'm a big fan of sports-related watches. I searched the internet and came up with these photos of a 1978 Sun Bowl watch, which I presume is identical to the one you have. Elgin stopped using the DuraBalance logo in the early 1960s, so that's not what the logo is on the dial. I'm not sure that's even...
by coronado
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: When it rains, it pours: 14K Hamiltons
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: When it rains, it pours: 14K Hamiltons

Awesome Hastings! ;) :D Yes, and an unusual dial, too. It came from the collection of a prominent Hamilton aficionado who sought out black numeral dials. Those dials seem to have been less popular with consumers at the time than the gold numeral dials. The Hastings in solid gold has proven notoriou...
by coronado
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: When it rains, it pours: 14K Hamiltons
Replies: 8
Views: 230

When it rains, it pours: 14K Hamiltons

Picked up 3 scarce solid gold Hamiltons in the past couple of days: Oval, Glenn Curtiss, and Hastings.
by coronado
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch ID Forum
Topic: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.
Replies: 239
Views: 41926

Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.

Thanks for the reply. Any thoughts on the likelihood of ID having the correct die for dial refinishing given the rarity of the watch? The only parts of the dial that are printed are the Hamilton name and logo. Many watches from that era use that same small name and logo, so International Dial likel...
by coronado
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch ID Forum
Topic: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.
Replies: 239
Views: 41926

Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.

Your dial has been refinished. The printing is a little thick and irregular... it lacks the razor sharp printing you would normally see on an original dial.

Your watch is indeed a Lord Lancaster FF. Rare watch, I think I have seen only one other example.
by coronado
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton 1955 Gold and Swiss movement?
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Hamilton 1955 Gold and Swiss movement?

It's a Thinline 2000, which was first cataloged in 1960. It may be that the company didn't start awarding service watches until 1960 and gave the watch to the recipient in 1960, even though he had reached 25 years of service 5 years earlier. It may have been more cost effective to use a single 25-ye...
by coronado
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: A couple of new ones....
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: A couple of new ones....

Yellow watch came with black inlay, the white version came with blue.
by coronado
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Lord Elgin 23 Case 2258
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: Lord Elgin 23 Case 2258

I like it! Very nice! looks to be in great shape, too! One of my favorite watches also has a 775. It's a Jones and Laughlin Steel Co. award watch from 1962, in a 2285 case - the one used for the BWR. Interesting that the 'db' logo has been replaced with '23'. I guess by 1962, maybe Durabalance wasn...
by coronado
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Lord Elgin 23 Case 2258
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: Lord Elgin 23 Case 2258

Somewhere around here I have a letter from Elgin to its dealers announcing that is was discontinuing the DuraBalance. I think it is from the early 1960s. I'll look for it later and post it here.
by coronado
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Lord Elgin 23 Case 2258
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: Lord Elgin 23 Case 2258

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