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by coronado
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Omega Watch Forum
Topic: Omega Constellation watch, need advice please!
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Omega Constellation watch, need advice please!

Just to clarify a bit.

You should take the watch to a watchmaker. He should have a special wrench that fits the little square notches around the edges of the caseback and will allow him to unscrew the caseback without damaging it.
by coronado
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Omega Watch Forum
Topic: Omega Constellation watch, need advice please!
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Omega Constellation watch, need advice please!

We would need to see the inside, but based on the photos, the watch looks authentic to me. I'm guessing it is either 14K or 18K.

Great watch and desirable to collectors.
by coronado
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Exploding Hastings, opinions??
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Exploding Hastings, opinions??

Compare this original Barrel B dial to Rick's exploding Hastings dial. Notice how much sharper the Hamilton name is on the original Barrel B, especially how sharp the serifs for each letter are, compared to the fuzzy serifs on the Hastings dial. Also notice the Hamilton name on the Hastings dial is ...
by coronado
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Exploding Hastings, opinions??
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Exploding Hastings, opinions??

I agree with Rene. This dial has either been refinished or it is an aftermarket dial. Lack of markings on the reverse are no guarantee that a dial is original and un-refinished. To me, the real determining factor is the quality of the printing, finish, and luminous application. Hamilton's standards ...
by coronado
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Buy a Seiko or invest in a Hamilton?
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Buy a Seiko or invest in a Hamilton?

My collection consists primarily of vintage Hamilton AND vintage Seiko. Whether you are looking to buy new or vintage, you will get quality from both brands. Hamiltons have been popular with collectors for a long time, and now vintage Seiko are getting they attention they deserve. Fortunately, watch...
by coronado
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Alpina Gruen 14K two-tone
Replies: 13
Views: 421

Re: Alpina Gruen 14K two-tone

afire wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:18 am
That case has Weber written all over it. I'm guessing a 5-digit serial number on the back?
It's a 6-digit serial number on the outer caseback... 402xxx.
by coronado
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Alpina Gruen 14K two-tone
Replies: 13
Views: 421

Re: Alpina Gruen 14K two-tone

Hey Barney, thanks for the info! Do you have a date for your catalog?
by coronado
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Alpina Gruen 14K two-tone
Replies: 13
Views: 421

Alpina Gruen 14K two-tone

I just acquired this dandy little Alpina Gruen. Case is 14K two-tone green and white. Movement is a Gruen 155.
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by coronado
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: What model is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 552

Re: What model is this?

These dials have brilliant silver foil figures and sub-seconds bit. International Dial does a great job restoring this effect.
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by coronado
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: What model is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 552

Re: What model is this?

It's a Home Run 667, from the 1930/1931 catalog.