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  1. TexOmega

    TexOmega Feb 12, 2017

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  2. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Feb 12, 2017

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    Wilco...currently in KLGA...and for the record, it ran for 60 hours as advertised (keeping excellent time) as of 1025 LT today...however, it really started to significantly slow down between hour 61 and hour 62...regardless...good times! :thumbsup:

    NOTE: Yes, I see the fiber debris in the movement. :eek:

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  3. Syrte

    Syrte Feb 12, 2017

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  4. adi4

    adi4 Feb 12, 2017

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    Enjoying the patterning on the dial of this GS, reminds of snowflakes. I know it's not the official GS Snowflake, but my personal one and deadly accurate to boot! It hasn't lost or gained a second since the last DST time change in November.
     
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  5. Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize Sergio Feb 12, 2017

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    Feeling classic? There's a watch for that.
     
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  6. Garv

    Garv no longer a member of the terminally hip Feb 12, 2017

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    It's going to be a Monster day

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  7. Paedipod

    Paedipod Feb 12, 2017

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    Heading out to shovel some snow..... IMG_2646.JPG
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  8. LawBrk

    LawBrk Feb 12, 2017

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  9. axiale

    axiale Feb 12, 2017

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    Eberhard 8 days
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  10. Canuck

    Canuck Feb 12, 2017

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    The Illinois Bunn Secial 60-hour movements were marked in three different ways. Type 1 was marked MOTOR BARREL 60 on the barrel bridge. Type 2 was marked SIXTY HOUR BUNN SPECIAL on the train bridge, and MOTOR BARREL 60 on the barrel bridge. Type 3 is marked SIXTY HOUR BUNN SPECIAL on the train bridge, and MOTOR BARREL (without the 60) on the barrel bridge. Yours is type 3. Many collectors prefer the type 2 because of the double marking, and these bring a small premium. Yours was very late in the production of Illinois watches by Illinois. Hamilton Watch Co. bought Illinois in 1928. While Hamilton experimented with production of a 60 hour movement, they were never successful. I suspect it was partly because of Illinois' success with the 60 hour movement, that Hamilton bought the company.

    Type 3 models (like yours) began with S# 4,894,001, and ran until S # 5,255,000, and were produced between 1926 and 1930. After S # 5,282,001, and until S# 5,441,200, they were produced by Hamilton.

    This information from American Pocket Watches-Illinois Watch Co. Encyclopedia & Price Guide, William (Bill) Meggers & Roy Ehrhardt. ISBN 0-913902-34-9, now out of print.

    Beware! This sort of minutiae can really become a habit!
     
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  11. Omega1

    Omega1 Feb 12, 2017

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    Good evening.. the owner of the hotel had this on couldn't resist asking if it was ok to post it.... IMG_3201.JPG
     
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    watchdaddy1 Feb 12, 2017

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  13. scv55

    scv55 Feb 12, 2017

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    Boca Raton concours d'elegance today. Many many beautiful cars and bikes, but I thought I had to take this pic. Ultimate Apollo combination! '68 Vette and my Speedy.
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    Bonus pic, 2.7 Carrera RS!!
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  14. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Feb 12, 2017

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    got this yesterday.... dunno why.... quartz, modern, cheesey brand.... but it is pretty...

    straight trade for a hundred and something year old pocket watch thats not working.

    and everybody is happy so why not!

    new tool/beater!
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  15. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Feb 12, 2017

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    say hi to your motor barreled sibling, circa 1923...

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    sorry about the Hamilton in the corner... damn things seem to get into everything!
     
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  16. jens0125

    jens0125 knows that watches were made to be worn Feb 12, 2017

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    Hawiian breakfast , and a random tudor IMG_0907.JPG
     
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  17. noelekal

    noelekal Feb 12, 2017

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    Sunday watch.

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    Poppydog Feb 12, 2017

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    primabaleron Feb 12, 2017

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  20. Baco Noir

    Baco Noir Feb 12, 2017

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    Working on adding to the family tree on my mother's side today.
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