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The data is there, but the image reference did not get translated since the people doing the import had not seen that type of image reference before.

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

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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.


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

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Just out of curiosity, will this work?

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Very cool
Looks soooo BULOVA
 

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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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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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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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Very nice indeed
 

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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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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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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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Nice, Art Deco piece
Thanks for sharing
 

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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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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

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Keep up the fantastic work!!

Stephen
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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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