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    Elgin 'Masonic' Dials

    Thank you Steven. Makes sense.
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    Elgin 'Masonic' Dials

    I have a friend, here in the UK, who is a Mason and he recently bought 4 Masonic dials on the big auction site; in amongst the more, shall I say 'standard' masonic dials was the one pictured below. He showed it to me, asking if I knew what it represented as he didn't recognise the central...
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    Not sure of Movement maker

    The Grey Book says it is 15 jewels :emoji_wink:. I should have said previously the chronograph parts are to Lugrin's Patent some detail of which can be found 'here'.
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    Not sure of Movement maker

    It is indeed a Waltham Hillside 14 Size movement with added chronograph complication. This complication was added to the 1874 and 1884 Hillside models; yours is the 1874 Model with 15 jewels and was made c1880. If you want more information I would ask a moderator to move this to the American...
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    Metal Dial Restoration

    Certainly worth a try Cort although I think that there are areas where the finish on the chapter ring has either worn or oxidised back to base. However, nothing ventured ............. You are quite right Ethan and the extended pivot on the fourth has been properly reduced, by machine it looks...
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    Metal Dial Restoration

    Pictures as requested.
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    Metal Dial Restoration

    Hi Rob, and thanks for the warm welcome, although I've been here for around 15 yrs under another guise :) it's still good to feel at home. Thanks also for the pointers to restoration, oh and I've just discovered the search function. The problem with trying to find a replacement dial is that...
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    Metal Dial Restoration

    I have a very nice 12 Sz Illinois Mdl 410 (4477685) now in good condition and in a very nice case. The only outstanding issue is the metal dial which is very untidy. I have approached a dial restoration company here in the UK (there is effectively only one left that I know of) and they have...
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    Waltham 9 jewel in a English sterling Dennison case

    Apologies topspin, the Grey Book does show 30556547 as a 1609, it is the next run that is 1623 :glasses:. I read off the wrong line. 30462210 is still a Grade 1617 though :smile: Notably the plate layout though are all what I think were known as (perhaps Post 1945) as Model 16A and...
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    Waltham 9 jewel in a English sterling Dennison case

    Just click on the exclamation mark, bottom left of the post and aske a moderator to move it for you. I think the American Forum is where it belongs.
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    Waltham 9 jewel in a English sterling Dennison case

    Paul, for me there is something not quite right with this watch. The case hallmarks are for Birmingham Assay in 1945 - 46 yet the movement dates to c1936. The Grey Book identifies the serial number as a 1908 Model 1609 Grade but this doesn't seem to have 9 Jewels. The configuration that I...
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    Waltham 9 jewel in a English sterling Dennison case

    Sounds to me like it is probably an ex UK military movement which has been redialled and recased (etc) to make it fit for civilian use. The 9 jewel (Mdl1609) Waltham movement was used in the watches supplied to the UK military but there were no mil markings on the movements, just the cases...
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    $ Illinois Bunn Hunter - Burlington Watch Co

    Thank you again Ron and Fred. I can confirm that there are no alterations to the dial or dial feet. I suspected that the watch may be a bit of a scarce item when I bought it at an antique fair (mart) here in the UK, solely because it was a Bunn grade and a hunter, I didn't realise at the time...
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    $ Illinois Sangamo Special

    Thank you Ron and Fred. Interesting information Fred and your sold model looks a whole heap better than mine, nice case too. I bought mine off of the bay quite a few years ago for $770 and I have to admit I thought that I had overpaid, but it seems probably not. It is also interesting to note...
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    $ Illinois Sangamo Special

    Another Illinois that I am led to believe is not common, a 19 jewel Sangamo Special of which I understand only 200 were made. Again I am interested to know whether this is correct and what the value of the watch might be. The movement is in good condition, setting, winding and running very...
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    $ Illinois Bunn Hunter - Burlington Watch Co

    The Illinois Watch Database (Dr Snyder) indicates that there were only 100 of these 19 jewel Bunn Hunters made; one run in 1914. The gold fill case is marked with the Burlington mark and the dial is, apparently, of a style only used by Burlington. I am interested to know, are they really...
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    4992B question....

    Marvin Whitney (Military Timepieces) has a lengthy chapter about the 22 Jewel Master Navigation watch, and he makes no mention of a 12 hour dialled 4992B. He does point out in the part of the chapter about the 3992B that the movement was identical to the 4992B "- the only difference being the...
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    What to Keep???

    You are quite right Art, everyone appreciates a watch for a different reason and, in an ideal world I would be doing exactly the same as you, keeping them all. My English (and a few interesting European) collection is based on a similar approach to yours Tom running from verge and through...
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    What to Keep???

    I am impressed Jerry - not only with the interpretation but with the illumination as well. When I fist bought the watch, about 10 years ago, I thought it was just a Celtic design and it is only recently that I had a light bulb moment and realised that it was also initials. I had the 'O' but...
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    What to Keep???

    I'm having a bit of trouble with light but here are more offerings. If anyone can decipher the initials on the Howard case I'll be impressed.

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