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GeneJockey
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Black And White

#1 Post by GeneJockey » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:06 pm

Recently, almost by accident, I've managed to acquire three pairs of watches that are largely the same, except for the color of the dial.

It started with my Crusaders.

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These little guys came out in the early 50s, initially as 17j Elgin Deluxe models with the 672 movement, but with the introduction of the "Elgin 19" line, they got the 19j 671.

Next, I got a pair of Parktons.

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This model was introduced in the late 40s - I've even seen one with a 559. The black one has a 626, and the white a 670.

Finally, I finished up the white Randall yesterday.

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The white one is running a 713, while the black has a 718, the next model in the series.

I hadn't started out to do it, but having gotten these three pairs, I'm pleased with the result.

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Re: Black And White

#2 Post by GJH » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:31 pm

I will play...

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A few Illinois examples if you will let them in here :D

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For Stan!

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Re: Black And White

#3 Post by Literustyfan » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:12 pm

This is the best that I can do, you guys win, but these are the oldest ! ! ! !

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Re: Black And White

#4 Post by daxtellgt6 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:22 pm

GJ, that "radio wave" dial on the Randall is sooo cool!! Awesome trio of pairs!

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Re: Black And White

#5 Post by 441victor » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:34 pm

Here's a pair of Elgin driver watches with grade 670 21j movements.

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