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Constantin
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Illinois Ace

#1 Post by Constantin » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:31 am

New arrival, new project...
Missing some hands and crystal, but clean dial, hope is not redone.

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Re: Illinois Ace

#2 Post by Magpie » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:54 pm

Looks like a very promising project, Constantin -- lovely engraving pattern on that bezel. I always enjoy your beautiful photography!

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Re: Illinois Ace

#3 Post by inatime » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:04 pm

Fabulous watch and I agree, fabulous photography. You must share your techniques and behind the scenes in the photography forum.
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Re: Illinois Ace

#4 Post by Illinois281989 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:17 pm

Very nice! Even though the Ace is considered a generic model, I always have appreciated it's styling. I recently sold an Ace to a friend. Looks like your dial could very well be an original. The back should tell. Please let us know your findings. I am curious to see if your dial has a date stamp on it.

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Re: Illinois Ace

#5 Post by GJH » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:36 am

Amazing Photography, Super Ace!!!

The Ace is a very nice watch and one of the bigger Illinois out there.
The dial could be an older redial or possibly an original.
Check for a date stamp on the back of it.

One of the "Tells" of a redial is a 4 digit code usually scratched on the back normally used by the
re-dial company to remind the worker which dial pattern should be on the front when the paint
is stripped clean and all they have to go by is the plain metal.

Congrats on a fantastic watch, and give us the update on it's progress.

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Re: Illinois Ace

#6 Post by Constantin » Mon May 01, 2017 3:13 am

Seems that is nothing on the back
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Re: Illinois Ace

#7 Post by GJH » Tue May 02, 2017 10:53 am

Here is a "general idea" on the backs.

When you see enough of these, you get a quick idea of what is a redial and what "could"
be original. For example, many Illinois original dials have a date stamp on the back and
that pretty much says it is original.
On redials, there is almost always a 3 or 4 digit set of numbers or a dial
code (scratched on the back) for the redialer to know exactly what to put on the front, once the plate
has been stripped.

I don't see anything scratched on the back.
It looks like a very nice dial, hard to say for sure if it is totally
original, but with no marks on the back and the natural
wear, it could be an old redial or simply an original.

Either way, it is a beauty... look forward to see what you do with it.
LOVE The Photography... insane.

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