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by GJH
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: FRED'S NEW BOOK IS HERE!!! UPDATE
Replies: 11
Views: 611

Re: FRED'S NEW BOOK IS HERE!!! UPDATE

Check out the update at the top of this thread folks
by GJH
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: My second Illinois
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: My second Illinois

Someone is in trouble... now you have 2 fantastic Beaus! You have a great eye and now the bug has bitten. These are VERY addicting and collecting is incredibly fun. Keep up the hunt and congrats on another fine catch!
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by GJH
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: New Blackstone
Replies: 12
Views: 230

Re: New Blackstone

This folks is a perfect example of bringing a bargain buy back to life. You took a super watch that has a nice movement, gave it a good dial and some TLC, and now you have a winner!
There are tons of these out there and they are SO satisfying to see when they are done!
Congrats on a job well done!
G
by GJH
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: FRED'S NEW BOOK IS HERE!!! UPDATE
Replies: 11
Views: 611

FRED'S NEW BOOK IS HERE!!! UPDATE

The wait is OVER!!! Fred's new book is finally ready for pre-publication sale!!! http://www.illinoiswatches.com/ Fred has let members of Mark's forum have FIRST shot at these limited edition SIGNED COPIES (NUMBERED) At a Special Member's price of $175 (+shipping) for all 5 books!!! This is done BEFO...
by GJH
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: New Blackstone
Replies: 12
Views: 230

Re: New Blackstone

Yes, it comes out the front. Like many Illinois 3/0 and 6/0 watches, the Blackstone has a three-piece case. You take off the back and take out the stem and the screws, as you have, with the bezel still in place to keep the movement from falling out. Then you take the bezel off, and the movement sho...
by GJH
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Do you answer this Question?
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: How Do you answer this Question?

The following is a very valid question asked by many prospective buyers. " Is the piece fully serviced? What's the -/+ timing? " Typically my initial response is reply with a return question such as: "What do you consider to be a full service and what tolerance to time variation is acceptable"? But...
by GJH
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: 1917 WWI Illinois Trench Watch w/ Integrated Crystal Guard, ALL ORIGINAL!
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: 1917 WWI Illinois Trench Watch w/ Integrated Crystal Guard, ALL ORIGINAL!

Ok... it is a cushion shaped Sterling case by Fahys The front has a coin edge and very interesting engraving on the corners. Of the 1000's of cases I have seen, this one is the only one I have ever seen like this. It has a beautiful Illinois Porcelain dial and 3/0 movement and is totally original. S...
by GJH
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: 1917 WWI Illinois Trench Watch w/ Integrated Crystal Guard, ALL ORIGINAL!
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: 1917 WWI Illinois Trench Watch w/ Integrated Crystal Guard, ALL ORIGINAL!

What an AMAZING FIND STAN!!! You see these every once in awhile, but to see one with the original black on it is a true treat. The solid gold crown is a special thing and the history is wonderful. https://i.imgur.com/zwhsVhP.jpg https://i.imgur.com/QdcPW4j.jpg https://i.imgur.com/wLxcYbO.jpg https:/...
by GJH
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: New Blackstone
Replies: 12
Views: 230

Re: New Blackstone

SWEET!
I LOVE the Blackstone and that is a super movement...
lots of Blackstone fans here.

Look for the right dial and you will have a total winner.

G
by GJH
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Fred's New Book...
Replies: 36
Views: 3751

Re: Fred's New Book...

It is exciting to begin to see more and more of the final result of ALL of Fred's hard work. Based upon the rough copy I have seen the last few years, everyone who thought Fred re-set the bar when his last book came out (myseld included) are going to be blown away by his new 5-volume-set! I know I'...