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#1 OFFLINE   Will Fly

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:39 AM

Hi - my name's Will Fly and I'm based in Sussex in the UK. I've always been interested in watches since I was small - my uncle was a watchmaker and jeweller - and, since I retired, have concentrated more on mechanical wind pocket watches. Here are three of them - I won't bore you with the rest just yet...

Waltham half-hunter, Traveler movement, Dennison case, 1918
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Elgin 571 "B.W. Raymond" Railroad grade, 1949
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J.G. Graves English Lever Movement, 1903, Silver cased, Chester
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:32 PM

Nice trio! Welcome to the forum :)

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:03 PM

They look in superb condition.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:18 PM

They're in very good condition. The J.G. Graves has just been repaired and serviced - broken mainspring - and the half-hunter misses on the wind occasionally, which, from what I can tell, appears to be a slightly faulty click wheel. All keep excellent time.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:48 PM

Great watches, Will....welcome to the forum.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:10 PM

Thanks folks - some more for you:

Waltham 1918 open faced watch
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Lady Elgin hunter, 0s 15-jewel hunter
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:09 PM

I like your two Elgins, Will....here's a particularly scarce 1924 green gold filled Elgin with a rather special dial! I get to wear this about 5 times a year.
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...and another green gold beauty...a 1938 Hamilton with purple hands and original box...

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:56 PM

Some quality looking pieces there.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:37 PM

hi, nice pockets mate, thought i would fling my wee one in here too, rather than a whole new thread

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:10 PM

Some lovely stuff there, folks - I'm hoping to get a good condition Hamilton in the not too distant future...





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