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by C. Hurt
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Caliber 440 movement serial number dating
Replies: 23
Views: 4700

Re: Caliber 440 movement serial number dating

I think you're onto something, but as with most things Gruen, it's rarely simple or straightforward. This one quite clearly is marked with a "2". This pre-supposes there must be some marked with a "1". Where would these fit in?

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by C. Hurt
Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Gruen Verithin Pocket Watch - date?
Replies: 13
Views: 3588

Re: Gruen Verithin Pocket Watch - date?

Typically the Ultra-Verithin watches date from the 1920s, but there are different movements that could narrow that down. A picture of movement would help. Any markings inside the case back?
by C. Hurt
Sun May 08, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: attended my first Nawcc mart
Replies: 20
Views: 3295

Re: attended my first Nawcc mart

Gary,

Is that a Hamilton trench watch in the midst of your haul? I'm pretty sure it is from the dial, and if so, I think you'll find that that is your real find.

Cary
by C. Hurt
Sun May 08, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Beginners Watch Forum
Topic: Help with items passed down to me...
Replies: 8
Views: 1960

Re: Help with items passed down to me...

Regarding your pocketwatch, the crown is a German mark certifying the gold content for items imported into Germany. I believe the anchor mark is the trademark of the Seeland Watch Co. of La Chaux de Fonds, although I don't believe they were the maker of the movement. It was quite common at this time...
by C. Hurt
Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Military Watch Forum
Topic: J. W. Benson Solid Gold Trench Watch
Replies: 4
Views: 2099

Re: J. W. Benson Solid Gold Trench Watch

The movement is by Cyma-Tavannes, as SFC mentioned. There should be a reference number stamped in the pillar plate, likely in the balance wheel well. The case is a so-called "semi-hermetic" made by Aaron Lufkin Dennison, hallmarked in Birmingham. The date letter appears to be a capital M, which woul...
by C. Hurt
Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:34 am
Forum: Military Watch Forum
Topic: A-11
Replies: 3
Views: 1595

Re: A-11

The A-11 specification called for black dial with luminous figures, or white dial with non-luminous figures, but I will say that I have never seen a white dialed example, including this one, that I was sure was original. I do not believe the gold hands would have been correct in any case. As these w...
by C. Hurt
Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: L&R Ultrasonic Cleaning Machine - Recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 1088

Re: L&R Ultrasonic Cleaning Machine - Recommendation

I think Stan is referring to Dale Sutton, who owns and runs Time Machine Repair service.
I've dealt with Dale and can recommend his work with no qualms.

http://www.timemachinerepair.com
by C. Hurt
Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Help Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 2142

Re: Help Needed

Adam,

I have the parts which I can send, or you could send me the watch if that works better.

PM if I can help.

Cary
by C. Hurt
Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: Rolex Watch Forum
Topic: Correct for late 1960s Tudor?
Replies: 1
Views: 1198

Re: Correct for late 1960s Tudor?

Looks good to me. Tudor routinely used upgraded ETA movements at this time.
by C. Hurt
Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: Joseph French watch
Replies: 13
Views: 2810

Re: Joseph French watch

I believe that 1860-1875 is a fair estimate for the date of manufacture, and I agree with Jerry that the movement is quite obviously a fairly standard Swiss lever movement. I also believe that the entire watch, including the case, is Swiss made, as there are several details of construction that are ...