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Re: Engravings...

#11 Post by afire » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:52 pm

No story to tell with this one, but it's a nice monogram. The border isn't custom, but typical for Gruen's in-house Cincinatti 18k Tank and Quadron cases. The monogram itself also looks like factory work to me. But how many initials did this guy have? RSTPW?
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#12 Post by mrcardigan » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:54 am

Nothing fancy here, but this is a lovely personal engraving to my wife's grandfather from a lady friend who gave him this 1931 Rolex Silver Prince Brancard. Oh, to have a friend like that!!! So in this case, it is not so much the engraving but the lovely bit of family history that is represented by it.

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#13 Post by adam78 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:32 am

Here's one on my Consul:

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On one of my Brookes:

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And on a Patek 2507 that belonged to one of my great-grandfathers:

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#14 Post by Tank » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:23 pm

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#15 Post by semroc » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:20 pm

Not too bad for a D.I.Y., engraving.
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#16 Post by GJH » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:58 pm

Ol' Tony Boy gave it his best shot for sure!

I saw this BEATUY the other day...
What a cool watch with a super engraving.

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#17 Post by semroc » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:04 pm

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#18 Post by JackW » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:50 pm

I'm a bit late to this thread...

This is one that has my initial on the back, going with the earlier comment of "what are the odds." At least I read it as 'JRW'. Ever rarer is its a Rockford 3/0s movement in there.
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I bought this as a loose case...
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Need to find a nice movement for it.
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#19 Post by GJH » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:36 pm

Very Cool Jack...
The bottom cushion your dad got you in 1918 (come on, that was funny)
Is most likely a 3/0 size movement and if you can find a serial number
in the 3,200,000 to 3,300,000 you would have a 1918 movement.
Keep an eye out, I bet you can find one.
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#20 Post by JackW » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:08 am

GJH wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:36 pm
The bottom cushion your dad got you in 1918 (come on, that was funny)
Is most likely a 3/0 size movement ....
The loose cushion case will fit a 0s/13L and is Swiss-made. I don't think the stem tube that is there will hold a negative set stem and sleeve. Not threaded and there isn't an obvious way the non-threaded sleeve will stay in place. I'd like to stick something nice inside.... it was a birthday gift after all... Slowly piecing together a contemporaneous Omega movement or might go with an Electra or Marvin.
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