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Which watch?

Griz882

Well-Known Member
pilot
Thanks, Griz...I’m assuming you’re referencing the Hamilton “box”...the “case” [in watch nerd speak] is the actual housing or frame that the watch movement is placed. Believe it or not, those Hamilton boxes are highly collectible by themselves...I paid a significant premium for that 992 B since it came with its original box. The box you see pictured is the most common [and least valuable] color...there are several other colors...black, brown, green, red, blue, yellow and purple [as well as variations of those colors]...which can command serious $$$ by themselves if they’re in good condition...hundreds of $$$. Many, if not most, watch nerds don’t care about the box...but I’m one of those watch nerds that does. :D
I have never seen one. As noted, looks great. Maybe I'll snap one up on eBay and put Tic-Tacs in it!
 

mad dog

*** liters of dunkin’ ***
pilot
Contributor
Phlieger Phriday...with my “Built by Mad Dog at AWCI” 17j ETA 6497-1 hand winder...which is on the amazing @ChuckMK23 Mt. Baker band...which is strapped to the cuff of my mil-spec CWU-36/P NOMEX flight jacket...

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mad dog

*** liters of dunkin’ ***
pilot
Contributor
Lots of JOY today:

1. Reveille. [JOY!]
2. Pray for world peace...through superior firepower. [JOY!]
3. Make rack. [JOY!]
4. Preflight Hammy 950 [c. late 1920s] and 950 B [c. early 1960s] railroad machines. [JOY!]
5. Walk to church hauling Hammy 950 and 950 B. [JOY!]
6. Walk to Dunkin’ hauling Hammy 950 and 950 B. [JOY!]
7. Get jacked up on liters of Dunkin’ coffee. [JOY!]
8. Take pics of Hammy 950 and 950 B. [JOY!]
9. Post pics of Hammy 950 and 950 B on AW. [JOY!]
10. Urinate. [JOY!]

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mad dog

*** liters of dunkin’ ***
pilot
Contributor
Speedy Tuesday...Speedy content [and Dunkin’ content] in the video below from last summer. Please note how my mother-in-law [who appears in the video] is a “master of the obvious”...drives me freaking bonkers.

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Jim123

DD-214 in hand and I'm gonna party like it's 1998
pilot
Pop quiz...

Q: UFO?

A: Nope...Speedy Gonzales Moonwatch with Hesalite crystal.
Is that the same stuff that hurts Superman? I think I remember it from some running cadence the drill instructors taught us:

Me and Superman got in a fight,
We fought real hard and we fought all night.
Something something something,
I can't remember this part.
I hit him in the head with some Hesalite,
I hit him so hard it rattled his brain,
Now I'm [having romantic relations] with Lois Lane.
 
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wink

VS NFO. Blue and Gold Officer
None
Super Moderator
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Ninety nine AW. My son just got this Elgin from his father in law for Christmas. Been in the family since 1920 something. Not currently working but condition is outstanding. Looked up the serial number on the case, but now see another on the works. Insight? 20181225_094915.jpg 20181225_094657.jpg

Thanks. Merry Christmas!!
 

mad dog

*** liters of dunkin’ ***
pilot
Contributor
Ninety nine AW. My son just got this Elgin from his father in law for Christmas. Been in the family since 1920 something. Not currently working but condition is outstanding. Looked up the serial number on the case, but now see another on the works. Insight? View attachment 20570 View attachment 20571

Thanks. Merry Christmas!!
Very nice, sir. :cool:

Information from the pocketwatchdatabase.com regarding this Elgin based on the movement serial number [not the case serial number]...

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...continued...

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