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    1927 Hamilton 14k Green Gold, look at these lugs... what to do?

    I recently bought this watch for gold value and I love it! It a very early solid 14k green gold Hamilton from 1927. The dial is a Fluckiger as well! Overall it is a great piece to add to my Hamilton collection. Does anyone know the amount of this specific model that was produced? Also, there is...
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    Wittnauer marriage watch?

    I have had this watch for awhile and never posted it. I believe it to be a nicely made marriage watch. The case is unmarked and sterling silver. The lugs are soldered on. What do you all think? Is it a marriage watch? What time period do you think it's from?
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    An amazing Le Coultre..... with a MAJOR problem

    I bough this amazing Le Coultre earlier and it had a metal bracelet on it hiding a major problem. The dial is all original never redialed, never polished case, running but needs service, needs new crystal, needs a new strap. However......... one major issue with it. The bottom right lug seems to...
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    Recased 14k Lord Elgin?

    Just wanted to update that it turned out to be an all original case!
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    Recased 14k Lord Elgin?

    Thanks for that info! I will have to see when I get it!
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    Recased 14k Lord Elgin?

    The dial seems crooked... if you look at the bottom line of the second track you can see it's quite a bit off. It may be the angle of the camera but idk! I also have never seen a Lord Elgin cased by IWC Co.
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    Recased 14k Lord Elgin?

    Recently won an auction for two watches. One of which is this Lord Elgin. However, from looking at the photos I believe it to be a recase but wanted to get other opinions. Thanks for any input!
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    Anyone seen an Elgin like this one?

    It's confusing to explain. By body I meant the movement and dial is housed in a case and that case is held by the bezel to be worn as a watch.... Odd design and doesn't make sense! Still unique and I will look into having it fixed up as I have seen no other like it
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    Anyone seen an Elgin like this one?

    I found this as a junk piece earlier today. It is quite dirty, winds but doesnt run, cracked crystal, crown doesn't pull out. I am very confused with this piece. The dial appears original but the case has me dumbfounded. It's like the outer bezel with the lugs is holding the body of the watch in...
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    Rust form after service? Need advice

    On a proper full wind it was just short of 34 hours! Still need to find a crystal... I have the diameter of 41.2mm but the ebay listing wants to know a thickness as well? One watchmaker I went to in order to find a crystal offered to grind one down that was slightly bigger in diameter than what...
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    Rust form after service? Need advice

    My mistake, I was not winding the watch up as much as I should have been. I was stopping much to early because I was afraid of over winding. I need to wind it until it stops.... which I was not doing! Will run another few tests.
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    Need info on 18k Swiss Fake MJ Tobias

    Well I got some nice hands fitted to the watch but the crystal won't set back in. The bezel is so darn thin that it got misshapen a tad and now the crystal keeps popping back out. I really want rid of this thing at the moment.
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    Rust form after service? Need advice

    32 to 38 hours? Pocketwatch 101 - Winding A Vintage Pocket Watch This says 24 to 28 and this is what I was going off of. Should it be 30+ hours for a 17 jewel movement?
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    Rust form after service? Need advice

    Just a quick update, I have yet to find a crystal for this piece, however after a full wind it ran for 25 hours and kept time within 10 seconds. I am satisfied with that performance. As for the crystal I know I need a hunter crystal with a diameter of 41.2mm I can see them on eBay but they also...
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    Need info on 18k Swiss Fake MJ Tobias

    The crystal is actually glass of some sort. Definitely not plastic, could be original? I'm not sure. Also. When recementing the crystal back into place to insure a secure fit the bezel was so completely thin the gold started bending. I couldnt believe how thin the gold was on this !!
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    Need info on 18k Swiss Fake MJ Tobias

    Would the crystal on this originally have been glass? I'm assuming it would but I just want to make sure before replacing the plastic one. Thanks for the help on this one, I'll post a picture when I find new hands for it.
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    Need info on 18k Swiss Fake MJ Tobias

    Where would this have been sold back in the day brand new? Was it for the U.S. market?
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    Rust form after service? Need advice

    That fingerprint is actually visible in the before photo. I think it looks like an old print that had been there for a long time and is etched into the metal. Also, what causes for the letters to wash off of a movement? I've seen some pocket watches go through cleaning and it all completely...
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    Rust form after service? Need advice

    I don't know how you could tell but you were right! It was not rust at all just grease, wiped right off on a q-tip and looks great now. Thanks a ton, makes me feel better about it. How do you get a crayon to fill the letters? Do you get it extra sharp? Finally, I need to get a crystal for this...
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    Rust form after service? Need advice

    I've seen others talk about paint loss and pocket watches. Is it something that could've been avoided? I swear I remember reading that sometimes it happens to some watches? I will take it back and see what went wrong.
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