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 Post subject: WRUW 1/16-1/21 2017
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:12 pm 
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Early happy Sunday....

Early 1950s Elgin 18 jewel automatic bumper

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 Post subject: Re: WRUW 1/16-1/21 2017
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 Post subject: Re: WRUW 1/16-1/21 2017
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Today the Franklin on a black suede strap.


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 Post subject: Re: WRUW 1/16-1/21 2017
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For Sunday, an Elgin 30-jewel automaic:

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(Does someone know the model name? I date the watch to 1959 by the inscription on the back.)

(Noticing the pattern of the patina on the dial, elongated triangles, I wonder whether these hands might have had radium paint on the back, like some Hamilton hands? Then the patina would be radiation burns from times the watch stood idle for long perionds.)


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 Post subject: Re: WRUW 1/16-1/21 2017
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:05 pm 
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grumpyguy: Nice Elgin with the two tone dial and that case.

Today, my mid 60's Hamilton Electric Pegasus.
The hands look more like the 1966 catalog, but not sure, especially the second hand. Still like the watch and it is in fine running condition.


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 Post subject: Re: WRUW 1/16-1/21 2017
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Definitely radium burns.

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For Sunday, an Elgin 30-jewel automaic:

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(Does someone know the model name? I date the watch to 1959 by the inscription on the back.)

(Noticing the pattern of the patina on the dial, elongated triangles, I wonder whether these hands might have had radium paint on the back, like some Hamilton hands? Then the patina would be radiation burns from times the watch stood idle for long perionds.)

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 Post subject: Re: WRUW 1/16-1/21 2017
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Thanks, Grumpy!

I don't know much about Elgin after WW II, but I like these 30-J watches as examples of good engineering.


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 Post subject: Re: WRUW 1/16-1/21 2017
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mrtoad wrote:
Thanks, Grumpy!

I don't know much about Elgin after WW II, but I like these 30-J watches as examples of good engineering.

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 Post subject: Re: WRUW 1/16-1/21 2017
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Day n Date 6006 for Monday
signed strap / buckle


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