...today, as most days, I wore my super-doober Hyundai 'got-it-from-my-dealer-for-$4.95 and an extra-battery' watch...set it to the daily time signal and proceed to regulate all my clocks, pws and wristies by it...of course, it isn't my dressed-to-go-to-meeting' watch but it's as reliable as my Santa Fe and as accurate a timepiece as I have in the house...Jim C
For a time today I wore my Girard Perregaux Seahawk. The movement is a 15J Swiss (A Peseaux I believe)and aside from being pretty good looking, keeps excellent time. It has the best dial that I've seen on this type of watch. I believe these watches are very underrated. B
Posts: 97 | Location: Los Angeles, California USA | Registered: December 21, 2002
I wore the combination you see below to the Chapter 37 Meeting in Pittsburgh this past Sunday. The Ball ORRS 25-Jewel Trainmaster wristwatch in the gold case is a special favorite. And I guess the rare Ball-Hamilton 21-Jewel Order of Railway Conductors with multi-color dial along with the chain and fob which came from the James L. Hernick Collection is more than special. Like the previous owner it's a legend.
Thanks for the opportunity to share these with all of you.
Posts: 10553 | Location: Northeastern Ohio in the USA | Registered: November 19, 2002
...thanks to Lindell (he sent me several xtra straps for the Santa Fe fob I won @auction here) I finally was able to 'strap on' this little 3/0 beauty (has lugs; may be military?)which I got at an auction recently for $5CDN (was even a better bargain since I paid in coin )...a new staff, crystal, bath, powder and perfume and voila!!!...s/n dates it in 1913...I love it!...Jim C
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....thanks Stephanie!...I'm wearing it now as a ww with the xtra strap/buckle that I got from Lin...yes, I like it too...the dial is instantly readable for farsighted me...Jerry, the movement is an AWWC 1907 hunting 0/3 fit in an AWC sterling case...thanks!...Jim C
Thank you Bill. I wish I could oblige your request, but hesitant to pop open the back for further inspection as the watch is in mint condition, without a scratch, running, and keeping good time. I can tell you on the back of the case is stamped W-14K Gold Filled.
My curiousity is roused as a result of your question. Hmmmm.
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Posts: 1419 | Location: New Orleans, Louisiana USA | Registered: April 01, 2003
...you can do it Stephanie!!!ever so carefully w/the watch coddled in a cloth in the clutch of your hand carefully but surely separate the case at the most likely point w/your most likely instrument and then voila!!!POP!!!but then maybe you should wait for JD to advise.....Jim C
Hamilton Secometer I think. It doesn't exactly match any of those in the Rondeau book, but it does have the hack setting feature. 10K bezel and lugs, back is marked 'base metal'. Unlike many Hamilton's with a sweep second and 18 jewels this one is marked 17-j. I would post a picture of the movement, but it's very snug in the case and I don't want to do any damage trying to get it out and back in.
Posts: 676 | Location: Oak Ridge, Tennessee USA | Registered: December 08, 2002