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  1. Hawk53

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    Tom, this is what didn't make sense to me. In particular "that type of image reference" is somehow different than my other images.
     
  2. Tom McIntyre

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    #252 Tom McIntyre, Nov 7, 2017
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    Many of the broken images were displayed as though they were an external reference i.e. a URL to the software that would normally look up an image and display it in line by executing a local script.. It does not matter at this time since they will all be restored once I get the software written.

    Here is one of the "lost" images recovered by hand, but I need to automate the process to get all of them.


    [IMG]https://mb.nawcc.org/safe/attachment/files/2/315310.attach[/IMG]


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  3. Tom McIntyre

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    Here is a picture of the back after consolidating the files.

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    #254 Tom McIntyre, Nov 7, 2017
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    Just out of curiosity, will this work?

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    Very cool
    Looks soooo BULOVA
     
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    `Original thumb is useless as when enlarged you can't see the stamped details, the original image enlarges just fine and details can be seen.
     
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    They were both intended as example that show the old content can be recovered. When recovered, it will be where it was before.
     
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    Thanks Tom.
     
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    I'm going to take a little bandwidth and show some of the "Ladies" wristwatches.

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    Do not worry about the bandwidth. If we need more, we will get it.

    On the attachment recovery, we currently are processing the 30,000 that were partially recovered to oversize images. There is a process running that repairs 240 of those each hour (to avoid bogging down the system). At the current rate they will all be processed in about 4 1/2 days. Sometime during the process, the oversize images at the top of this thread will become thumbnails.

    There are another 10,000 or so that will appear at the bottom of the posts they were in before the migration. Those will be embedded when this process has finished and then the process will be run again for them to be converted to proper attachments with thumbnails.

    We should have pretty much everything back by mid December.
     
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    Sounds like you have everything well in hand Tom, kudos:D
     
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    Here's another 1929..........

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    I noticed we're at a little over 29,000 views on this thread, but not much in the participation area.

    I encourage anyone viewing this thread please feel free to jump in and share your Westfield watches, ads etc.It's a open thread so members and guests alike are free to participate.
     
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    Nice, well maintained pocket watch movement............

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    4 years ago I started this thread and I grateful to all that have contributed!

    Wishing all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
     
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    Although I don't have any watches or knowledge in this area, I have certainly learned about Westfield from those who have posted. Thanks for continuing to share!
     
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    1944 Canadian ad.....

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    1929 "Air Queen" watch, ad, box.

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    Very nice addition! Do you thing the link bracelet was an option, or just a later replacement?

    Thanks, Pat
     
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    It could have been a later replacement Pat, or it could have been an original "point of sale" purchase from the jeweler. Westfield had similar bracelets on a lot of their watches. I have similar bracelets on men's and women's watches.
     
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    A nice Ladies Westie...

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    Here's a authentic "American Boy" movement from 1929.

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    Another milestone, 35,000 views.
     
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    1939.jpg

    From 1939
     
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    Christmas counter top display.

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    Tough to find counter displays. Wonderful example!
     
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    Most of these advertising items are scarce, but especially so for the lower end (price wise) watches. I'm guessing Bulova had pretty tight "purse strings" for Westfield. Here's a French Westfield magazine ad...... circa 1954....

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    1926 Enameled
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    Nice, Art Deco piece
    Thanks for sharing
     
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    I sure would like to see more "participation" in this thread.
     
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    Another p/u soon to arrive.....

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    Arrived today, from 1946. Running a 6AW 7 jewel movement. The 6 AW seems to be the "go to" movement in Westfields later days for both mens and ladies watches. Fully regulated to S (slow) so is going to need a service.
    Case is in remarkable good shape considering its age, with no obvious brassing. Will post more pics soon.
     
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    I believe this one was "pre-Bulova purchase" but won't know for sure until I see it....
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    Five years ago today I started this thread... Based on how many have viewed the thread I'm hoping it has helped with identification or just enjoyment looking at the old ads or pictures of these old watches. Here's to hoping to new info being discovered in the new year!;)

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.
     
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    Hawk53, congratulations on an excellent thread. You've found and published some really great information on vintage Westfields over the years and I'm sure all your hard work and dedication is very much appreciated amongst watch collectors and owners looking for information.

    It's a labour of love I know!

    Here's a few I have in my position, having just finished getting one of the American Boy models back up and running (on my wrist as I type). The tonneau America Boy is next to be restored, although I don't think it's in the correct case.

    Both watches sport a standard 6 jewelled 10B movement with the one I've just finished keeping excellent time, which is testimony to the products made by Bulova of this era.

    Westfeidl-American-Boy-stepped-1-270519.jpg Westfeidl-American-Boy-stepped-2-270519.jpg Westfeidl-American-Boy-stepped-movement-270519.jpg

    Westfielld-Amercian-Boy-Toneau-270519.jpg

    Keep up the fantastic work!!

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    Both yours and Stephan's are nice watches. Roy, have you checked to see if the bezel is removable?
     
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    With the demise of the Westfield brand and the introduction of the Caravelle line in1963, there was a clearing of inventory for the next couple of years. Here is a 17 jewel automatic from 1965.

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    A recent discovery of a July 1939 Canadian ad......

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    Unfortunately when checking this link it appears to be broken or site no longer exists.
     

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