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  1. Syrte MWR Tech Support Dept Feb 12, 2017

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  2. 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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  3. Nobel Prize Spell Master! Feb 12, 2017

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    Feeling classic? There's a watch for that.
     
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  4. 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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  5. Paedipod Feb 12, 2017

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    Heading out to shovel some snow..... IMG_2646.JPG
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  6. LawBrk Feb 12, 2017

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  7. axiale Feb 12, 2017

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    Eberhard 8 days
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. watchdaddy1 Feb 12, 2017

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. noelekal Feb 12, 2017

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    Sunday watch.

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  16. Poppydog Feb 12, 2017

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  17. primabaleron Feb 12, 2017

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  18. 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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  19. Vulffi Feb 12, 2017

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    Testing the Swatch Irony Wheeling (ref # YCS408G) from 2004 that I bought for my daughter as a summer watch. Swatch Irony ljusblå 2.jpg
     
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  20. Rman Feb 12, 2017

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    Had to borrow this back from Rwoman for the day after seeing @BartH 's nice Deluxe on the sales board.
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