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 Post subject: Illinois Ace
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:31 am 
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New arrival, new project...
Missing some hands and crystal, but clean dial, hope is not redone.

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 Post subject: Re: Illinois Ace
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:54 pm 
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Looks like a very promising project, Constantin -- lovely engraving pattern on that bezel. I always enjoy your beautiful photography!


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 Post subject: Re: Illinois Ace
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:04 pm 
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Fabulous watch and I agree, fabulous photography. You must share your techniques and behind the scenes in the photography forum.

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 Post subject: Re: Illinois Ace
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:17 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Illinois Ace
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:36 am 
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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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