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by mrtoad
Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Someone made a killing on this 14K green Tonneau
Replies: 6
Views: 1353

Re: Someone made a killing on this 14K green Tonneau

I wonder who got it. Perhaps it will surface again and we'll find out.
by mrtoad
Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: A rare one found...
Replies: 31
Views: 6484

Re: A rare one found...

I almost think the No. 650 has a way of finding itself an owner. There aren't enough of them known for conclusive evidence, but I can think of several whose owners have just stumbled into them. The watch isn't big or spectacular, and so we owe Fred a lot for bringing it to our attention. We may neve...
by mrtoad
Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: Feb 11-15 2013 vintage wristwear
Replies: 34
Views: 7016

Re: Feb 11-15 2013 vintage wristwear

Catching up for several days: Tuesday, Illinois "Wentworth" http://mrtoad.net/Media/Wentwortha.jpg Wednesday, Elgin "B. W. Raymond" http://mrtoad.net/Media/BWRa.jpg (I always wear a railroad watch to choir practice so I can see it easily.) Thursday, my father's Hamilton "Dixon" http://mrtoad.net/Med...
by mrtoad
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: Feb 11-15 2013 vintage wristwear
Replies: 34
Views: 7016

Re: Feb 11-15 2013 vintage wristwear

Thanks!

I also inherited a "Dixon" with the "linen" dial and applied numerals. I'll post it later.

My father wore Hamilton (I think his father did, too), and my mother wore Elgin. (I have her "William Osler", with original inner and outer boxes.)
by mrtoad
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Illinois Spotlight- Atlantic Series-formerly Known as Prince
Replies: 3
Views: 2875

Re: Illinois Spotlight- Atlantic Series-formerly Known as Pr

Since Greg's examples seem to be white gold, I thought I'd put in one in green. It's really hard to get the right shade on the dial. Notice that the dial is marked "Master" and the movement "The Master". The green lume is new, but it's a nice touch. http://mrtoad.net/Media/AtlanticFront.jpg http://m...
by mrtoad
Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: Feb 11-15 2013 vintage wristwear
Replies: 34
Views: 7016

Re: Feb 11-15 2013 vintage wristwear

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For Monday, my father's Hamilton "Emerson," one of the watches that started my collection.
by mrtoad
Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: Weekend WRUW: 2/9-2/10
Replies: 6
Views: 1715

Re: Weekend WRUW: 2/9-2/10

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Illinois "Atlantic," in green gold filled, with engraving/enamel.
The green lume isn't original, but it goes well with the greenish case.

On both the dial and the movement it is marked "The Master".

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by mrtoad
Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The New Photo Bucket
Replies: 14
Views: 2362

Re: The New Photo Bucket

I've never used Photobucket. When I joined this forum, I already owned a couple of domains that I bought through GoDaddy.com and are hosted by them. Whatever you might think of their advertising techniques, they do provide reasonable service. I just created a folder to host images I want to post to ...
by mrtoad
Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Is anybody wearing a watch the week of 2/4 through 2/8?
Replies: 36
Views: 6930

Re: Is anybody wearing a watch the week of 2/4 through 2/8?

http://mrtoad.net/Media/DSCN7543a.jpg 1959 Bulova 23 (Model 31311) Thursday I wore this watch, which I inherited from my uncle, an English professor. His graduate students gave it to him in 1959 when he stepped down as head of his department. I've now worn it longer than he did: it was my dress wat...
by mrtoad
Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Concerns about Radium
Replies: 37
Views: 10398

Re: Concerns about Radium

And if you have a watch on which the lume is still good, you can watch the effects of the disintegrations. Look at a hand or numeral under a loupe of about 10 power, and you'll see that the illumination isn't a continuous thing but many tiny random flashes. Every flash is the result of a particle, e...