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by GJH
Wed May 16, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Newport 223
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Re: Newport 223

Just finished Vols. 4-5 and I was AMAZED at the new Ladies model information. Fred and Bettie and Jim provide a wealth of new information and photos in Vol. 4. Truly incredible stuff. I think Ladies watches will become much more collectible now that the true names and models are available and easily...
by GJH
Wed May 16, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: FRED'S BOOK: Illinois Watch & Its Hamilton Years - WHO GOT EM... CHECK IN
Replies: 38
Views: 2799

Re: FRED'S BOOK: Illinois Watch & Its Hamilton Years - WHO GOT EM... CHECK IN

Just finished the 5 volume series last night... WOW. Vol. 5 has a LONG Quiz... 750 questions That is the only remaining thing to do, and that looks like FUN!!! Question #750 is the ONE to get. Anyway, PLEASE read it from the beginning. I know folks are going to go right to Vols. 3-4 for the ID stuff...
by GJH
Tue May 15, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: May Incoming 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: May Incoming 2018

afire wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 8:07 am
I landed a big fish this month that I wasn't expecting to pull in. But it will have to wait until it's ready for its closeup, which may be a while.

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Tease!
by GJH
Mon May 14, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Enamel Bezel Atlantic
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: Enamel Bezel Atlantic

Not sure,
I would guess the bottom one is enamel (looks more solid)
but the others look like enamel paint.

In Fred's new book, he touches on this subject.
Hot debates in the past on the forums, some like adding
black to engraving, others don't.

The patterns on these bezels look nice in Black IMO.

G
by GJH
Mon May 14, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Enamel Bezel Atlantic
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: Enamel Bezel Atlantic

Here are a couple of other styles

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by GJH
Sun May 13, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: FRED'S BOOK: Illinois Watch & Its Hamilton Years - WHO GOT EM... CHECK IN
Replies: 38
Views: 2799

Re: FRED'S BOOK: Illinois Watch & Its Hamilton Years - WHO GOT EM... CHECK IN

The cat is exhausted from all the incredible information in the first 2 Volumes... On to Vol 3. I really don't want to spoil anything, so just let me genaralize. I really hope folks start at the beginning and work their way through in order. The story/players in Vol 1, just incredible The New inform...
by GJH
Sun May 13, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 5-13-18 thru 5-19-18
Replies: 18
Views: 1241

Re: WRUW 5-13-18 thru 5-19-18

Atlantic Enamel Bezel that I just got from Fred

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by GJH
Sun May 13, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: FRED'S BOOK: Illinois Watch & Its Hamilton Years - WHO GOT EM... CHECK IN
Replies: 38
Views: 2799

Re: FRED'S BOOK: Illinois Watch & Its Hamilton Years - WHO GOT EM... CHECK IN

My cat just finished Vol. 2

If I had known Fred was offering 2 Tone Cats, I may have gone for one.
I am told they are always rarer in 2 Tone.

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by GJH
Sun May 13, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Enamel Bezel Atlantic
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Enamel Bezel Atlantic

This popped up on Fred's site and I was floored.
This is an Enamel Bezel Atlantic that looks NOS.

The case is in perfect condition, and the dial is NOS.

Had to grab it, knew it would go fast, his stuff always does.

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by GJH
Sun May 13, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Illinois Townsman Incoming
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: Illinois Townsman Incoming

Super Townsman!!!

The stuff on Fred's site has been flying off as soon as he puts them up these days...
I check every day to see what goodies he puts up, it doesn't last long.

Will post some new stuff.

G