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by JerseyMo
Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Survey of Gruen Material Catalogs
Replies: 5
Views: 55

Re: Survey of Gruen Material Catalogs

well I guess the box goes back to the cabinet.
by JerseyMo
Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: New E-2. How do I get to the dial?
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: New E-2. How do I get to the dial?

those case are like pocket watches. Remove the two screws on the outer edge, pop off the front bezel of the case, pull the crown out (see that tiny screw give it a few turns) and the movement will come out the front. Kinda at a 45 degree angle. You may have to give a gentle push. Be careful not to p...
by JerseyMo
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: American Watch Forum
Topic: Timex Super Thin - AKA Wafer Thin
Replies: 0
Views: 15

Timex Super Thin - AKA Wafer Thin

Thought I show a Timex series that some may not be familiar with or have seen before. This example is from 1969 and measures 34mm across ,8.5mm thick and is powered by a #23 movement. Not easily found in this condition because they were not water proof and because of the split case design, it was ty...
by JerseyMo
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: Survey of Gruen Material Catalogs
Replies: 5
Views: 55

Re: Survey of Gruen Material Catalogs

this post reminder me that I had this box. when would this box have been from?
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by JerseyMo
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cost of a watch service - Back in the day
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: Cost of a watch service - Back in the day

It seems that in the days when everybody wore a mechanical watch, there was a good living to be made knocking out routine services at a low price through volume. Actually the conversation was that even back in the day making a living off of just routine service was not always enough to maintain a b...
by JerseyMo
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cost of a watch service - Back in the day
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: Cost of a watch service - Back in the day

I decided a while back to teach myself how to do a COA, as servicing fir me in the UK woukd be prohibitive. I have cocked up several Hamilton 980 movements in the process, but am nearly there now, and can hopefully resurrect most of my mistakes. can't learn if you don't make mistakes. at least that...
by JerseyMo
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cost of a watch service - Back in the day
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: Cost of a watch service - Back in the day

Let's say some of these guys are pushing 90, so they'd have started out around 1950. Adjusted for inflation, that's around $52. Let's say the guy who said $2.50 is pushing 100 and go back to 1940, then it would be $44. That must have been nice to have a watchmaker on every other corner charging suc...
by JerseyMo
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW June 19, 2017 thru June 24, 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 475

Re: WRUW June 19, 2017 thru June 24, 2017

GreenBayStamps wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:34 am
Hey Mo that is an interesting watch!
Yes, it has what looks like a Seiko auto movement inside. The stainless steel construction is very good too.
Should last for years to come.
by JerseyMo
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW June 19, 2017 thru June 24, 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 475

Re: WRUW June 19, 2017 thru June 24, 2017

and for today another repair watch our for a test -
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by JerseyMo
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cost of a watch service - Back in the day
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Cost of a watch service - Back in the day

While chatting with my watch maker friend today, he mentioned having gone to a local meeting of watch makers. Begin he is 70 now he is among the youngest! One topic of discussion was what a watch service cost back in the day. Would you believe $5.00 and that would include mainspring, stem and or cro...