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by mrtoad
Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: Weekend WRUW 3/23-24/2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3753

Weekend WRUW 3/23-24/2013

What: nobody wearing watches during the NCAA?



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Gruen bumper automatic, with a vintage "slinky" stretch band

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by mrtoad
Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament "WatchFanatics2013" Group
Replies: 86
Views: 11934

Re: NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament "WatchFanatics2013" Gro

Well, folks, I've joined. Don't have a dog in the fight this year. Magpie and I went to Vanderbilt, and Vandy won the SEC championship in basketball our senior year. She opened up the university carillon after the game and played the Alma Mater to all of West Nashville late at night. A bunch of us w...
by mrtoad
Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: wruw 03/16/2013-03/17/2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3084

Re: wruw 03/16/2013-03/17/2013

Dave: You're welcome to repost the picture. I wasn't familiar with the name "Atlantic Plus", but the engraving is close to what's posted on the picture list under that name. The dimensions match what Fred lists for Atlantic: 31 mm wide by 37 mm over the lugs. This one is in a Fahys Bristol case; it'...
by mrtoad
Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: I Think I Just Did It AgaIN ....Heh Heh.....
Replies: 10
Views: 2656

Re: I Think I Just Did It AgaIN ....Heh Heh.....

Just for comparison, Illinois made about 11,000 of the open-face version of the 21-J Getty Sangamo, ten times what they did of your hunter version. Balancing the rarity is that yours is in an open-face case. It's a decent case of its sort, but someone might want to buy the watch just for the movemen...
by mrtoad
Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: I Think I Just Did It AgaIN ....Heh Heh.....
Replies: 10
Views: 2656

Re: I Think I Just Did It AgaIN ....Heh Heh.....

Great watch: it's what's called a "Getty model". Getty was one of their designers. His design is notable because you can see only the main winding wheel, on the barrel arbor. The smaller crown wheel that's driven by the winding pinion on the stem is hidden under the plate on this model, unlike on mo...
by mrtoad
Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: wruw 03/16/2013-03/17/2013
Replies: 15
Views: 3084

Re: wruw 03/16/2013-03/17/2013

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Magpie has Irish blood; I don't have an excuse, but here's a green Atlantic for a green toad.
by mrtoad
Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Here's an interesting one
Replies: 14
Views: 2611

Re: Here's an interesting one

Rick, I was referring to the watch in the link I'd posted. In a reply to my query, franciefancy123 indeed said that watch is yellow gold-filled. (Did she tell you otherwise?) Katrina Hess said the one they have is white gold-filled.

Jim
by mrtoad
Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Here's an interesting one
Replies: 14
Views: 2611

Re: Here's an interesting one

Another seller also has one up currently: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Hamilton-14k-Gold-Filled-ART-DECO-17-J-Wristwatch-for-Parts-or-Repair-/111027175680?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item19d9bc4100 A later note (3/15): Out of curiosity, I inquired about the color of the case. The seller says it is yello...
by mrtoad
Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: eBay advice needed
Replies: 40
Views: 6703

Re: eBay advice needed

Speaking of reserves: In case you've missed my comment up in the Hamilton forum, the much-discussed Spur that was up the other night did not have a winning bidder. Even with the auction getting up to $3550, and 19 bids, the reserve was not met! (It's in red, up at the top of the page showing all the...
by mrtoad
Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Help Please!
Replies: 13
Views: 2547

Re: Help Please!

The watch ended at $3550.00, but there wasn't a winner: if you look at the top of the page showing the 19 bids, you'll find (in red) that the reserve wasn't met!