WRUW 5/6 through 5/12/2018?

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WRUW 5/6 through 5/12/2018?

#1 Post by Magpie » Sun May 06, 2018 11:25 am

On the first Sunday in May, I wore a Gruen "Cartouche Orné 1" to church:

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Re: WRUW 5/6 through 5/12/2018?

#2 Post by mrtoad » Sun May 06, 2018 11:39 am

I've been waiting a couple of years to wear the watch I wore to church today:

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I didn't post this before because I didn't want to give away any secrets. But Fred's book is now loose in the wild, and you can all find out the story of this model. Go look for it! (Hint: it's solid 14K.)

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Re: WRUW 5/6 through 5/12/2018?

#3 Post by SeattleJeff » Sun May 06, 2018 12:45 pm

Taking my newest Hamilton out for a spin...
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Re: WRUW 5/6 through 5/12/2018?

#4 Post by Namespetra » Sun May 06, 2018 1:51 pm

On a rainy Sunday afternoon in Pennsylvania, I’m wearing this 1973 Electronic Vega. It runs an electronic grade 702 movement and has a case back number of 702’004-4. It has a 14k gold electroplate bezel with a stainless steel back. This model is the gold version of the stainless steel 1973 Electronic Pegasus. It is a relatively large watch, having a 39mm case width with a lug width of 19mm or 3/4”.
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Re: WRUW 5/6 through 5/12/2018?

#5 Post by grumpyguy » Sun May 06, 2018 3:23 pm

Mr. Toad, most awesome lugs I’ve ever seen.

Tonight this early 50s Spencer, original bracelet.

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Re: WRUW 5/6 through 5/12/2018?

#6 Post by mrtoad » Sun May 06, 2018 4:42 pm

Grumpy, I love those Elgins with matching bracelets.

The lugs on the Hamilton-Illinois are just about the strangest things I've seen coming out of Hamilton's design group in that period before they went wild on the electics. The picture doesn't so them justice: little spirals with forked tails.

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Re: WRUW 5/6 through 5/12/2018?

#7 Post by Movintage » Mon May 07, 2018 5:41 am

Wonderful watches as usual!
Starting the week off with my Benrus Day-Date Pointer.
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Re: WRUW 5/6 through 5/12/2018?

#8 Post by GreenBayStamps » Mon May 07, 2018 7:21 am

For Monday the 1954 K-400 "cld" made for only one year.

On of my favorites, 1954 was the first year of automatics for Hamilton. For one year Hamilton contracted with Eterna for their cutting edge five ball bearing automatic movement.

They appeared only three watches, all of them cld's; the K-200, K-300 and this K-400.

Wish I new more of the story why they stopped with the Eternamatic's?
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Re: WRUW 5/6 through 5/12/2018?

#9 Post by GJH » Mon May 07, 2018 8:13 am

Ritz today, Arabic Dial.

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Re: WRUW 5/6 through 5/12/2018?

#10 Post by semroc » Mon May 07, 2018 2:52 pm

Beautiful watches everyone. New one today. Bulova Harrington, 1951.
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