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  1. Literustyfan

    The Depollier Family Plot Headstone has Finally been Completed

    Thank you Rich. It was an honor and a privilege to do this for Charles & Elizabeth Depollier.
  2. Literustyfan

    The Depollier Family Plot Headstone has Finally been Completed

    I have some absolutely wonderful news to share today! As all of you probably already knew Charles Leon Depollier is my absolute favorite figure from horological history. Charles L. Depollier invented and manufactured the world's first waterproof wrist watch that actually worked back in 1918. It...
  3. Literustyfan

    Waltham ch revives Depollier?

    Yes, things have been delayed for a few weeks. I think they were adding a few more options to choose from. I believe the new ordering date is February 21st. Prices will be listed before you place an order along with the pics and options. There will be one than one watch to choose from.
  4. Literustyfan

    Waltham ch revives Depollier?

    The new Waltham "Field & Marine" Watch will be made in Mendrisio Switzerland. Here is a short film we made explaining the history of the original "Field & Marine" and the need for waterproof technology to be developed.
  5. Literustyfan

    The WWI US Army Watch Purchase Contract Numbers have been FOUND!

    That will certainly make things more difficult. But, I have been told this before, "the records don't exist". Then, I found them on my own and submitted them back to the government archives. If we have learned anything this past year................don't believe everything a government...
  6. Literustyfan

    Waltham ch revives Depollier?

    Preliminary sketches! The NEW Waltham "Field & Marine" Watch for 2021.
  7. Literustyfan

    Waltham ch revives Depollier?

    Yes, I can confirm that this is 100% true. Waltham Watches is going to re-issue the Waltham Depollier "Field & Marine" Waterproof Watch with the assistance of Watch Angles. Waltham Watches asked me to be involved with this re-issue and we have been working very hard on the final details...
  8. Literustyfan

    The WWI US Army Watch Purchase Contract Numbers have been FOUND!

    I have some pretty exciting news to share! After 13 YEARS of research I have finally found the US Army contract numbers for purchases made from the major watch movement manufacturers during the WWI years, 1917 - 1919! I know of MANY collectors and researchers that have been searching for this...
  9. Literustyfan

    Slideshow: Watchtime NYC 2019

    I'm striving for the Air, Land & Sea Carl F. Bucherer trifecta. I've got the TravelTec (AIR) and the ScubaTec Manta (SEA), all I need now is the CFB Manero Flyback (LAND). Hopefully I can obtain the CFB Manero Flyback by the end of 2020.
  10. Literustyfan

    Slideshow: Watchtime NYC 2019

    Me and Tiffany flew in from Texas for Watch Time NY 2019. We had a great time! I was very impressed with the Carl F. Bucherer lineup and staff. Bought a CFB Travel Tec. We just happen to be standing at the Blancpain booth when they brought the cake out.
  11. Literustyfan

    Waltham Maximus best early ww?

    Yes, Waltham did in fact make a size 3/0s and size 0s 19 jewel Riverside Maximus.
  12. Literustyfan

    Philip T. Priestley

    I just read of Phillip's passing in the Bulletin, very sad. I spoke with Phillip at many NAWCC shows over the years and a couple of times on the phone and emails. His book on Dennison was a game changer for the trench watch community. Thanks to his very solid research we now know what the...
  13. Literustyfan

    What are YOU wearing today? Please share!

    My wife and I are both rock'n Omega Speedmasters today!
  14. Literustyfan

    Illinois Watch & The Hamilton Years

    I bought my set a few months ago, very much looking forward to reading them! I'm sure I'll be looking out my front window a lot over the next day or two (stalking my mailman, LOL!).
  15. Literustyfan

    What are YOU wearing today? Please share!

    RGM 300 Professional Diver.
  16. Literustyfan

    What are YOU wearing today? Please share!

    I'll be rock'n my new RGM 300 Professional Diver today! This is a serious piece of hardware, the only problem I'm having is deciding if I like the metal bracelet or the black rubber strap more.
  17. Literustyfan

    Illinois Wristwatches?

    1917 WWI Illinois Trench Watch with an offset crown. RARE Illinois metal black dial, size 3/0s, 15 jewels. .
  18. Literustyfan

    Ingraham watches in a can, Military?? unopened

    I scored a "can" of watches about 7-8 years ago. I never opened them but curiosity nearly got the best of me! My can was dated 1942 I believe and they were un-jeweled movements. Somebody told me that they were used for trade on the islands of the South Pacific when dealing with the local...
  19. Literustyfan

    Early Waltham wristwatch. A PW conversion?

    Who made the case? Usually the larger size 6s trench watches are not seen with thin diameter lugs like yours. For the most part they were made with 14mm - 16mm lugs depending on the case manufacturer. However, some 6s trench watch cases made by the AWCCo or Fahys came with 10mm - 12mm lugs...
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