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by GJH
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: New Yorker 21J Score
Replies: 0
Views: 56

New Yorker 21J Score

Ok folks... I said Fred has lost his mind when it comes to his collection and selling. The other day he posted 2 watches FROM the first book. A NY'er and a nice Ace... Both were IN the First book. I have bought several featured book watches over the years and Fred has always been very hesitant to se...
by GJH
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Beau Brummel "Supreme"
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Beau Brummel "Supreme"

The "Supreme" is an example of an Illinois private label for a particular jeweler carrying Illinois watches. A private label meant that a jeweler had an "exclusive," so to speak, which would help sales. Since there were many, many jewelers in the old days, there were lots of Illinois private labels...
by GJH
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Beau Brummel "Supreme"
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Beau Brummel "Supreme"

At the request of one of my esteemed collectors, I have made this a separate Thread. On The Beau Brummel Front... for those of you who asked me the deal on this one, here are my thoughts: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Stunning-Rare-1929-ILLINOIS-SUPREME-BEAU-BRUMMEL-Special-Model-C-21J-Mens-Watch/1730245...
by GJH
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Interesting Ebay Find
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Interesting Ebay Find

That is funny B! I did notice that he is a bit challenged in the spelling department. Bet you are right, sometimes folks put stuff out on ebay with an outrageous price to get it out there into the public. What are the chances of someone meeting him at an airport in MO??? AND handing him 12K... um, z...
by GJH
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Interesting Ebay Find
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Interesting Ebay Find

I really don't know what to make of all this. The watch for sale looks like it has the buckle and part of the bands cut off and mounted. While these are quite rare, is $12k even on planet Earth, considering parts of it are missing. I don't know the seller and he may be a nice guy, but Something abou...
by GJH
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Illinois: The King of Art Deco
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Illinois: The King of Art Deco

Yes, that FB page is chock full of new information and there are lots of cool photos of some of the most interesting Art Deco Illinois designs. I think the vast majority of Illinois collectors are drawn to the Art Deco designs of the brand. For me, there is no other brand that screams Art Deco like ...
by GJH
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Illinois: The King of Art Deco
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Illinois: The King of Art Deco

Fred has a new article on his FB page about Illinois and Art Deco...
Amazing.

https://www.facebook.com/Vintage-Deco-I ... Yn9NRsGqiw
by GJH
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: New porcelain dial Illinois!
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: New porcelain dial Illinois!

Will check what I may have and look out there for you.
They turn up... I have a list of stuff that I look out for.

ps... Fred just put up a SUPER Chevalier on his site, and a CRAZY Depollier. You NEVER see them for sale.

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by GJH
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: New porcelain dial Illinois!
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: New porcelain dial Illinois!

I would bet that Fred has one... if anyone has it, Fred does.
I may have one and will look when I see My watchmaker.
I have tons of different dials.

The Porcelain/Enamel ones are tough to find though.

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by GJH
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: New porcelain dial Illinois!
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: New porcelain dial Illinois!

Wow, beautiful watches. Those crowns are so cool. Do any of these watches have names? Thanks for the pics. The 8 sided are called Admiral Evans The round one is an off center crown and the cushion one is an Admiral Benson in Sterling. I found a few more to check out. Cushion Custom Dial https://i.i...