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    Re: Elgin - Trench Watches of the Great War - WRUW

    how do you F.... Tell the difference between 93.6684% right and '99.44 % purity' !!!
    I don't think it can be done with photos...For me, what matters is whether my enjoyment of the watch is compromised by any work that has been done.
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    Re: Elgin - Trench Watches of the Great War - WRUW

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleotime View Post
    I don't think it can be done with photos...For me, what matters is whether my enjoyment of the watch is compromised by any work that has been done.
    P - DEFINITELY AGREE !!!!


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    Re: Elgin - Trench Watches of the Great War - WRUW

    Well as I just said to Habitant by PM (Americans in London stick together....) 'if a vintage watch redial tree falls in the forest and no one.......) - sorry to all for a Major League thread jack of my original thread....cheers, Scott



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    'Survival kit contents check. In them you'll find: one forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days' concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible; one hundred dollars in rubles; one hundred dollars in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair of nylon stockings. Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.' -- Slim Pickens as Major T.J. 'King' Kong, Dr. Strangelove 1964

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    My 'Show-Piece' - Zenith El Primero 'Red' Captain Ltd Edition #255/500
    My 'Grails' - 1920s & 1930s 18ct Gold Eberhard Monopusher chronos - with a Valjioux 65 movements
    My 'Fav' 1917 Silver Moser Trench
    Various vintage watches - Trench-style, Art Deco & 20s-50s chronographs - especially Eberhard & Longines

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    Re: Elgin - Trench Watches of the Great War - WRUW

    Hi Scott,

    Having looked closely at the movement photo i would be hesitant at putting in a bid in on the single pusher chrono,the reason why is.........i see two movement holding screws,one at roughly 1`oclock the other at roughly 7`oclock,now while the one at at 1`clock seems sufficient to hold the inner case the one at 7`clock seems well shy of the inner case.If there is still time in the auction,i would ask the seller to provide a better picture of the movement to confirm any suspicions,but to my mind it`s looking like it may have been re-cased.
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    Re: Elgin - Trench Watches of the Great War - WRUW

    Thanks for looking at it, but the auction ended......


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    'Survival kit contents check. In them you'll find: one forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days' concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible; one hundred dollars in rubles; one hundred dollars in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair of nylon stockings. Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.' -- Slim Pickens as Major T.J. 'King' Kong, Dr. Strangelove 1964

    __________________________________________________ __________
    My 'Show-Piece' - Zenith El Primero 'Red' Captain Ltd Edition #255/500
    My 'Grails' - 1920s & 1930s 18ct Gold Eberhard Monopusher chronos - with a Valjioux 65 movements
    My 'Fav' 1917 Silver Moser Trench
    Various vintage watches - Trench-style, Art Deco & 20s-50s chronographs - especially Eberhard & Longines

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    Re: Elgin - Trench Watches of the Great War - WRUW

    Quote Originally Posted by Sdasurrey View Post
    Thanks for looking at it, but the auction ended......


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    ...... And I think you own it, no?
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    Elgin - Trench Watches of the Great War - WRUW

    yes......so we will see as Paleotime says, 'when it's in my hand' ! I have actually sent a question already about the movement relative to the case ....the case is signed so again when you get into the nitty Gritty of faking case signatures I'm not sure how easy that is...S


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    'Survival kit contents check. In them you'll find: one forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days' concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible; one hundred dollars in rubles; one hundred dollars in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair of nylon stockings. Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.' -- Slim Pickens as Major T.J. 'King' Kong, Dr. Strangelove 1964

    __________________________________________________ __________
    My 'Show-Piece' - Zenith El Primero 'Red' Captain Ltd Edition #255/500
    My 'Grails' - 1920s & 1930s 18ct Gold Eberhard Monopusher chronos - with a Valjioux 65 movements
    My 'Fav' 1917 Silver Moser Trench
    Various vintage watches - Trench-style, Art Deco & 20s-50s chronographs - especially Eberhard & Longines

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    Re: Elgin - Trench Watches of the Great War - WRUW

    What Paleotime says seems correct, actually I only looked closely at the dial. Now looking at the movement the column wheel 'appears' to have been greased or something.

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    Re: Elgin - Trench Watches of the Great War - WRUW

    Quote Originally Posted by Sdasurrey View Post
    yes......so we will see as Paleotime says, 'when it's in my hand' ! I have actually sent a question already about the movement relative to the case ....the case is signed so again when you get into the nitty Gritty of faking case signatures I'm not sure how easy that is...S


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    Sorry to say Scott, I think you bought a Franken.
    I looked much more closely to-day.
    Note all the big bidders pulled out at 500$, you were bidding against a novice.
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    Elgin - Trench Watches of the Great War - WRUW

    If so I'll just reverse it - what are you looking at today that tells you that ? I assume you mean it's re cased implying the case signature is faked ? I did see the other bidder had 7 purchases - he accepts returns plus the EB guarantee - so getting him to reverse it now wastes a lot less of his time - anyway I just need the implied proof so your thoughts last night and today are quite helpful - and you were right most likely about 'unique' and I wasn't ! Thanks ! Just let me know your thoughts on why and I will tell him a renowned Horologist is questioning the watch !! Thanks ! Scott


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    'Survival kit contents check. In them you'll find: one forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days' concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible; one hundred dollars in rubles; one hundred dollars in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair of nylon stockings. Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.' -- Slim Pickens as Major T.J. 'King' Kong, Dr. Strangelove 1964

    __________________________________________________ __________
    My 'Show-Piece' - Zenith El Primero 'Red' Captain Ltd Edition #255/500
    My 'Grails' - 1920s & 1930s 18ct Gold Eberhard Monopusher chronos - with a Valjioux 65 movements
    My 'Fav' 1917 Silver Moser Trench
    Various vintage watches - Trench-style, Art Deco & 20s-50s chronographs - especially Eberhard & Longines

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