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by coronado
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton sparkle finish dials
Replies: 1
Views: 239

Hamilton sparkle finish dials

I've had a couple pocket watches with this dial, but never really noticed the sparkle finish around the numbers and in the sub-seconds bit. This dial is pictured in the 1926 and 1927 Hamilton catalogs. During this time, Hamilton made some of its own dials and also used outside suppliers. I'm curious...
by coronado
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Another Lord Elgin 14K mystery
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Another Lord Elgin 14K mystery

Here is another Lord Elgin model of which I've only seen a few. I haven't found it in an advertisement and it doesn't have a model number stamped in the caseback. Movement is a grade 626. The case is made by Di Vincenzo & Arienti and has male lug pins which Elgin didn't use very often. There is anot...
by coronado
Sat May 26, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Mystery Lord Elgin 14K
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Re: Mystery Lord Elgin 14K

I found another one today at the watch show.

I also found an ad from 1947 showing the watch, but no model number or price is listed.
by coronado
Wed May 23, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Another Identification Question
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: Another Identification Question

It's a Penrod.
by coronado
Tue May 22, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Mystery Lord Elgin 14K
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Mystery Lord Elgin 14K

I've seen a couple of these over the years, but this is the first I've had in hand. I've never been able to find an ad for this one. Movement is a 21-jewel grade 559 and the 14K case was made by Lemieux of New York. The case has hinged lugs and is very heavy, more than 14 grams. IMG_20180522_184750-...
by coronado
Mon May 14, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: All in the family: platinum Quadron
Replies: 6
Views: 840

Re: All in the family: platinum Quadron

Excellent info, thanks for the clarification!

Maybe one day we will figure out who this mysterious second Swiss case maker was.
by coronado
Sun May 13, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: All in the family: platinum Quadron
Replies: 6
Views: 840

Re: All in the family: platinum Quadron

Very nice! Any chance to see the inside of the case back if there are maker's marks? Hard to see, but the platinum goat's head hallmark has the "G" letter code for Geneva, so I believe this is a Weber case. It also has the opening tab along the side of the caseback, which I believe I've seen in som...
by coronado
Fri May 11, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Gruen Watch Forum
Topic: All in the family: platinum Quadron
Replies: 6
Views: 840

All in the family: platinum Quadron

I think I'm the third member here on the forum to own this watch, maybe the fourth. Either way, it's mine now...for the time being. I don't think photos of it have been posted here before. Quadron tank in platinum with grade 117 movement. Case is quite heavy, more than 15 grams of platinum. IMG_2018...
by coronado
Wed May 09, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: The one that got away?
Replies: 15
Views: 1511

Re: The one that got away?

Check with Nookster here on the forum for an 18K Ventura.
by coronado
Tue May 01, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: 983 size 0
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: 983 size 0

Hamilton cased these 0-size movements in Fahys sterling silver cases (see below) and Brooklyn 14K and gold filled cases, so yours is an aftermarket re-case done outside the factory. Your movement most likely originated in a ladies' pocket watch. Nevertheless, $200 is a very good price for a running ...