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by GJH
Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: The Chevalier...
Replies: 5
Views: 1988

The Chevalier...

Ok... Here is a weird one, but a cool one. I was cruising the swamp the other day and this little badboy popped up. http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg387/greghart007/watches/IMG_0167.jpg A WALTHAM Chevalier... Here is the original ad from Nov. 1928 http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg387/greghar...
by GJH
Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: NEW Illinois Watches
Replies: 15
Views: 3237

Re: NEW Illinois Watches

About 5-10 years ago I remember seeing a website that talked about Illinois watches that were going to be re-created that were similar to the originals. What ever happened to them? Did any ever get produced? Interesting... If you go onto ebay, you will see lots of "new" Illinois watches that have t...
by GJH
Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: This Came in the Mail today ......
Replies: 7
Views: 2010

Re: This Came in the Mail today ......

That's an Eterna 1246T, from 1949. That was the first family of ball-bearing rotor autowind models, and that movement was only made for one year before being modified. It's a relatively high quality movement, and should repair easily and run well. Eterna is well respected (if under appreciated) the...
by GJH
Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Wearing the Wentworth today
Replies: 6
Views: 1473

Re: Wearing the Wentworth today

Super Wentworth Adam!
Love that Beau, Jeff...

Went with a little Ritz tonight.

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by GJH
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: American Watch Forum
Topic: 70's Benrus
Replies: 1
Views: 1366

Re: 70's Benrus

Cool Bennie Dave!! 8-)
by GJH
Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: American Watch Forum
Topic: Black Dials!
Replies: 34
Views: 11616

Re: Black Dials!

SUPER Stan!!!

Wow 8-)
by GJH
Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin Jobbers from the 20’s
Replies: 9
Views: 3179

Re: Elgin Jobbers from the 20’s

Very nice Joel! The first one looks VERY familiar. The Illinois and Waltham "Chevalier" both have a simlar shape... and they DO polish up nicely! I have seen ones that say nickeloid, silveroid... etc. Case back: Nickeloid Chromium http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg387/greghart007/IMG_0583.jpg Bac...
by GJH
Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Illinois Spotlight- Chesterfield
Replies: 2
Views: 2274

Illinois Spotlight- Chesterfield

Next in the collection... From the TOP 10 Most "Collectible" Illinois Wrist Watches. -------------------------------------- #5 The 1932 "Chesterfield" The first thing you notice about the Bezel is the Gold pyramid with vertical lines at the top and bottom... The Chesterfield is one of 2, two toned y...
by GJH
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: American Watch Forum
Topic: Circa 1917 Crown Trench Watch, Offset Crown, RED 12 Dial....
Replies: 13
Views: 5319

Re: Circa 1917 Crown Trench Watch, Offset Crown, RED 12 Dial

Another knock out of the park Stan!!!

I too thought it funny the "Fahey" name on the back of a Philly case!

Super work Stan, did it again!

G
by GJH
Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Illinois Spotlight- Skyway
Replies: 7
Views: 3727

Re: Illinois Spotlight- Skyway

Fire, Brimstone, Skyways.... :lol: