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Elgin Theme of the week for June 19th-24th

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:43 pm
by grumpyguy
For this theme, you have to wear a watch and provide a photo of it from an ad or catalogue. Maybe even a commercial from the 50s ;) Hopefully everyone can play as this leaves your choice wide open. Looking forward to seeing some watches from the 20s and 30s.

This might be a great way for people to learn the names, retails, and maybe even dates of their Elgin's.

Here's the advertisement thread: viewtopic.php?f=30&t=492

And here's the catalogue thread: viewtopic.php?f=30&t=5154

Also, here's my collection of ads and catalogues on my site: http://grumpyguyinc.com/?cat=110

Re: Elgin Theme of the week for June 19th-24th

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:01 pm
by stryfox
I'm in.
I'll do my best to find the time to play.

Re: Elgin Theme of the week for June 19th-24th

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:23 pm
by inatime
getting us started early. My 1931 Avigo.

Re: Elgin Theme of the week for June 19th-24th

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:09 am
by diveboy
Hmmm....

Re: Elgin Theme of the week for June 19th-24th

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:31 am
by grumpyguy
Wow, what a great looking example!
inatime wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:23 pm
getting us started early. My 1931 Avigo.

Re: Elgin Theme of the week for June 19th-24th

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:55 pm
by grumpyguy
Here's a link to the WRUW thread: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=10715&p=76657#p76657

Here's my 1942 4609A with the 21 jewel, 559 movement

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From the 1942 catalogue

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Re: Elgin Theme of the week for June 19th-24th

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:10 pm
by stryfox
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1955 Elgin Caribbean. 6905j
I saw this one in the ad and went on a hunt for it.
One of my favorites.

Re: Elgin Theme of the week for June 19th-24th

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:13 pm
by diveboy
Lord Elgin Electronic, 15 jewels, hack set, back set, $89.50 "Never sold my ass"

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Advertisement from 1962
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Re: Elgin Theme of the week for June 19th-24th

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:25 pm
by stryfox
Diveboy I'll give you the $2 a week like the add says.
Very nice piece there. I'm impressed.

Re: Elgin Theme of the week for June 19th-24th

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:30 pm
by diveboy
Since you didn't put an end date on your offer, is it till the end of your life or my life?

It's tempting...

Still working on my Carribean. So loving yours.