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WRUW 1/16-1/21 2017

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:12 pm
by grumpyguy
Early happy Sunday....

Early 1950s Elgin 18 jewel automatic bumper

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Re: WRUW 1/16-1/21 2017

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:54 am
by Dave
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Re: WRUW 1/16-1/21 2017

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:38 am
by NWI Mark
Today the Franklin on a black suede strap.

Re: WRUW 1/16-1/21 2017

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:24 pm
by stryfox
Bradley Mickey

Re: WRUW 1/16-1/21 2017

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:45 pm
by mrtoad
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.)

Re: WRUW 1/16-1/21 2017

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:05 pm
by eclecticfunk
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.

Re: WRUW 1/16-1/21 2017

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:41 pm
by grumpyguy
Definitely radium burns.

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mrtoad wrote: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.)

Re: WRUW 1/16-1/21 2017

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:16 pm
by mrtoad
Thanks, Grumpy!

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

Re: WRUW 1/16-1/21 2017

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:22 pm
by stryfox
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.
The 760 / 761
If you haven't read this thread read this one.
http://www.vintagewatchforums.com/viewt ... =30&t=7208

Re: WRUW 1/16-1/21 2017

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:43 am
by tnwareagle89
Day n Date 6006 for Monday
signed strap / buckle