What model are these?

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What model are these?

#1 Post by Gabe » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:48 am

They have 307 movements and WGF Star Case Co. cases.

Watch 1:
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Re: What model are these?

#2 Post by PedroA » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:28 am

I have an Elgin with this case, so, I think it's a contract.

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Re: What model are these?

#3 Post by jimglynn » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:19 am

I agree, but maybe Fred can give a definitive answer... If you are starting an Illinois collection, my recommendation would be to invest in his latest book set. It will be a great resource.

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Locke?

#4 Post by HamiltonIllinois » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:48 pm

I'm pretty sure this is a variation of the Locke from the Generic period.
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Re: What model are these?

#5 Post by Magpie » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:17 am

I agree it's a Generic Period case. At first glance it might seem to be a Locke, but I think that's because of the deceptive reflections in the photo. If you look closely at the pictures of the front, you can see that there's a smooth curve to the case, as is made clear from the picture of the inside case back. A Locke, in contrast, is basically an angular octagonal with a curved protrusion around the middle of the case. That shape too is easy to see from the outline of the case back. (There are good pictures of Lockes in Fred's new book.)

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Re: What model are these?

#6 Post by PedroA » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:25 am

Here is my Elgin. NOS case

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Re: What model are these?

#7 Post by Gabe » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:29 pm

That is a beautiful watch, Pedro. It really does look like exactly the same case.

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