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    Grab Bag from grandfather's collection

    I started another post inquiring about one particular watch. I've gone through and picked out a few more that I thought might be worth restoring to their former glory. Some, I was just curious about and in all likelihood have very little value. Is there any resource for beginners like me just trying to figure out what they've got on their hands?

    Top Row L to R: Elgin, Benrus, Benrus
    2nd Row: Bulova, Accutron (still Bulova, I believe), Bulova
    3rd Row: Oris, Eloga, Bulova (this one is pretty beat up, but my grandfather won it as Club Champion at his golf course, so it's got more value than the others)
    4th Row: Omega Seamaster Calendar, Omega Automatic, Bulova 23 Jewel Self Winding
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    Re: Grab Bag from grandfather's collection

    For reference, here's part of what I've gone through so far. There are about 2 more chests like this one filled with stuff:
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    Re: Grab Bag from grandfather's collection

    Hi There,

    What a great collection you have there... with some real gems.... Eloga triple date moonphase and the Omega calendar to name just 2!

    I think you should post some close up pics of the ones you want info on!

    Movement pics will help with dating/ID's....

    As for resorces.... here... the web... Rolands site for movements.....

    But you need to know what you are searching for.... thats why movements pics are important!

    Congrats again,

    Marc

    - edit - you threw in those 'chest pics' whilst I was writing.... i think we will see a few more threads from you!!
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    I already got some good feedback on the Eloga. It's my personal favorite, and that was before I knew anything about it. It just seems like a cool looking piece. I'm looking forward to getting it in wearable condition. Here's the Omega:
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    I just stumbled across one that I thought we somehow lost in the cleaning process. Thank goodness we didn't. My great grandfather got this guy following his retirement around 1960 I believe (his company was the logo on the face):
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    Re: Grab Bag from grandfather's collection

    Congrats! IMHO Amazing collection - This Eloga is top watch! Show us some movements, will be much easier to say something more resourceful.
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    Re: Grab Bag from grandfather's collection

    The Omega has a 355 (or similar) cal...

    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Omega 355

    The serial number date the watch to approx 1951/52...

    used the table (you can use on other omegas) on this site:

    Omega Serial Numbers By Year...


    Very nice!
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    Re: Grab Bag from grandfather's collection

    Here's the movement for the first Bulova in the 2nd row above:
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    Here's the movement for the Accutron (middle, 2nd row of first picture):
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    From the Bulova on the right, 2nd row:
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    Re: Grab Bag from grandfather's collection

    Great collection, but think you may need some help sorting through that lot so send some my way and I will give you a hand. Big fan of omega and the accutron seems to be poping up a lot and think this is a sign for me to buy one.

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    Re: Grab Bag from grandfather's collection

    great collection! Looks like you have a bit of everything.

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    Re: Grab Bag from grandfather's collection

    Remarkable!! I would absolutely love to dig through every square inch of that stash!! Congrats!! Can't wait to see many more pics!!
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