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by coronado
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Men's cushion or women's ?
Replies: 5
Views: 77

Re: Men's cushion or women's ?

Man's model. The ladies had ornate carved cases. Check the dealer catalog thread - early 20s. It's a ladies' model. Those lugs which closely hug the contour of the case are for a ribbon band. The 1921 catalog describes a 986 with a 14K plain gold case with either detachable ribbon or with side lugs...
by coronado
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Watches for Sale -- All items must have a price. Please write sold when your watch has been sold
Topic: Air Warden, box, and ad
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Air Warden, box, and ad

Neat watch. Can you provide some pictures of the dial without the glare? Does the case have any brassing or wear? Has the movement been serviced? Thanks.
by coronado
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: A non-Hamilton early Electric
Replies: 3
Views: 72

A non-Hamilton early Electric

The second electric wristwatch introduced to the market by an American maker, the Lord Elgin Electronic, circa 1962. And it runs. This is the first one of these I've worked on. I've found it to be mechanically more complicated than the Hamilton Electric, but still a good robust movement. And much sm...
by coronado
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Rolex Watch Forum
Topic: Paul Newman's Paul Newman
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Paul Newman's Paul Newman

The vintage Omega forum is a very close second to this one. It is really hard to resist looking at vintage Speedmaster content before Hamilton and Elgin each morning.
by coronado
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: WGF Turner
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: WGF Turner

I bought it. I think it is white. All will be revealed once I get it.
by coronado
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Rolex Watch Forum
Topic: Paul Newman's Paul Newman
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Paul Newman's Paul Newman

The first watch forum I look at each day is this one, and then the vintage Omega forum, and then Hodinkee. Great article on Hodinkee about Paul Newman's Rolex Daytona which will be auctioned this fall. Any guesses about what it will bring? https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/paul-newmans-paul-newman-d...
by coronado
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting flea market purchase stories
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Interesting flea market purchase stories

I'm always fascinated by the sales psychology used by vendors on eBay and other venues, and how sellers value their items: Yesterday at the local flea market I spied this cool Bulova Sea King in stainless steel with a purple and white dial. The vendor starts telling me that it is really rare and tha...
by coronado
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton Seckron Restoration 980A Gone Wrong
Replies: 17
Views: 246

Re: Hamilton Seckron Restoration 980A Gone Wrong

I was told no. It was indicated to me all parts were there.i bought the watch intact assembled only needing a service. I am working on my third watch professional. I know it can't be that difficult. Perhaps I am asking too much I've serviced quite a few of these. If you want to send it to me I'll e...
by coronado
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton Seckron Restoration 980A Gone Wrong
Replies: 17
Views: 246

Re: Hamilton Seckron Restoration 980A Gone Wrong

Someone once insisted to me that the regulator was there only for the owner of the watch to make the adjustment himself until he could take the watch to the watchmaker for correction, and so therefore by extension... the regulator should always be dead-centered after a competent service... no except...
by coronado
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton Seckron Restoration 980A Gone Wrong
Replies: 17
Views: 246

Re: Hamilton Seckron Restoration 980A Gone Wrong

Not to highjack the thread, but I, too, am having some watchmaker struggles: Should a serviced vintage piece be returned with the regulator at the slowest possible setting? Wouldn't a properly serviced piece be better regulated? Ah, I was having this discussion with someone recently. For aesthetic ...