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    dial hoard

    Thank you, there were four more 24 hour dials, but they were the same size and foot positions as the last. Only difference was the blocky Waltham signature. Back to the hoarder they go. Peter
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    Longines Private Label RR Watches for Canadian Market

    Those are wonderful! Very rarely seen. Peter
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    dial hoard

    Diameter 45.3mm, dial feet at 0, 21.5, 34.5 If anyone wants to identify what these dials fit, feel free. Peter
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    dial hoard

    Visited my favorite hoarder today. He lent me a bag of dials. As most 24 hour dials in it are Waltham or Elgin, thought I would start a new thread. First one up is a Waltham 42.2mm diameter. I do not know if there is the same interest in these as the Illinois. Sorry these are just loose...
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    Bunn Special canadian dial

    Thank you, I have learned a great deal. I have not shown the back of the single sunk curved signature dial, are you interested in the back? Are there other variants of 24 hour dials that you would like to see? I do not have any at hand, but may be able to scrounge some loose dials. Peter
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    Bunn Special canadian dial

    Thanks for all the great information Terry. If I understand correctly the hollow dial feet on this dial support your thinking that the straight line signature on Canadian dials was used after 1917? Peter
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    Bunn Special canadian dial

    Train bridge is Sixty Hour Bunn Special Illinois Watch Co. Springfield. Peter
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    Bunn Special canadian dial

    Thanks Onsite. I have reassembled the watch after pulling the dial. I still have the Bulldog case, so I reassembled it as I purchased it. There is only one set of case screw marks. However as the Burlington Bulldog movement was made by Illinois, I would expect the case screw marks from the...
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    Bunn Special canadian dial

    Pulled the dial on my sixty hour bunn. This dial came to me on this movement, but housed in a marked Burlington Bulldog case. Movement serial number 4868961. If this is actually a Canadian market Bunn, it would usually be in a Canadian made case. Running out of Canadian Illinois dials to show...
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    Bunn Special canadian dial

    Quite right Terry that one is off a getty sangamo, I was so excited to post I forgot. I have here an 18 size hunter off a Bunn Special, but am sure the dial is not original to the movement. I do not have an 18 size 12 hour dial for comparison. I have a sixty hour Bunn Special with the straight...
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    ... a riddle, wrapped in a mystery ...

    I like that one. How about this one. A successful Canadian business man, Fred Smith, finds his new money is not buying him the social standing he so desires. He renames himself Fredrick Smythe, adopts an English accent and buys a prestigious mansion. Takes to wearing Ascots and discussing his...
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    Bunn Special canadian dial

    Here is another comparison between the same 24 hour dial and a 12 hour dial, but both radial minutes. The fact that the dials are physical different had escaped me. So faking 24 hour dial markings onto a 12 hour dial will now be easier to spot, although I have no idea if that is ever a...
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    Bunn Special canadian dial

    Fred, thank you for your reply. I have taken a picture of a 12 and 24 hour dial to illustrate your point. Side by side the difference is clear. When side by side the difference in size of the sunken areas is much easier to see. Peter
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    Early brass movement holders

    Very nice! If the mint ones every come out of the bank, it would be nice to see them, Art's was nice to see. Thanks for showing these ones. Peter
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    Bunn Special canadian dial

    Terry and Michael, thank you for the extensive information. As the OP was unable to supply a shot of the back of his dial, here is one of mine. I would appreciate your input as an educational exercise. If it is useful, I am happy to post shots of my other Canadian dials. As they are not...
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    A contrarian view of recasing

    Excellent, I think they should sell for a premium. Once again my experience falls outside the norm. I bought the 921 for melt + movement. I will consider this a lucky aberration, not a general rule. Peter
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    A contrarian view of recasing

    Thanks for the reply, Keith. It is confusing, that in the current market, my 921 was valued as scrap+ movement. It is good to know that there are reasons to seek out the boxed watches. I found it odd that the market places no premium on them. I could not figure out why a boxed watch with...
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    A contrarian view of recasing

    As asked for. To further this topic, I have quoted one of my previous posts. Is this watch a collectible American pocket watch? I have no sales receipt from the original purchase. Is the factory box with matching case and movement numbers sufficient, in your opinion? If I bought this watch...
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    ... a riddle, wrapped in a mystery ...

    I find the custom dial intriguing. A factory made dial with correct feet location for the Waltham movement. With a spurious name on it. The obvious question is what other custom dials did the Ohara Waltham dial company make and what was printed on them? Maybe I am overly curious but I think...
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    Bunn Special canadian dial

    In previous posts, more knowledgable members than I commented that my straight line signature dials were correct for 1911-1914, I do not know how far beyond these dates they were used. I am not sure when the signatures changed. So the curved signature as far as I can tell came after the...

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