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Re: Swamp finds... [message #16689 is a reply to message #16688] Tue, 07 June 2022 15:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
afire is currently offline  afire
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The notch in the escape wheel cock seems a bit unusual. Maybe that'll help ID it.
Re: Swamp finds... [message #16692 is a reply to message #16688] Wed, 08 June 2022 02:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Congrats! Glad you scooped it up!
Re: Swamp finds... [message #16714 is a reply to message #16692] Sat, 18 June 2022 03:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It’s good to see that bargains still do happen. The sad part, not to me! Rolling Eyes

https://www.ebay.com/itm/165525867306

Re: Swamp finds... [message #16715 is a reply to message #16714] Sat, 18 June 2022 16:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
kastner is currently offline  kastner
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Before I clicked on that link I guess it was that Tank. I had it on my watch list but decided at the last minute not to go for it. Someone did indeed get a bargain!
Re: Swamp finds... [message #16716 is a reply to message #16715] Sat, 18 June 2022 17:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Same here…

You can only waste time if you forget to enjoy it - Loesje
Re: Swamp finds... [message #16717 is a reply to message #16716] Sat, 18 June 2022 17:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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And here...

Put a low bid on it just to remind it, but then did not find the time to place a real bid when the auction was ending.


Gruen, Gruen, Gruen ist alles was ich habe... Gruen, Gruen, Gruen is all I have...(German folklore song)
Re: Swamp finds... [message #16718 is a reply to message #16717] Sat, 18 June 2022 20:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I also had that on my list and forgot to bid. Still kicking myself. Those hands are killer!
Re: Swamp finds... [message #16719 is a reply to message #16718] Sun, 19 June 2022 04:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes, all original, early 1924. I’ve a matching orphan with that dial and hands. Also just missed the ending.
Re: Swamp finds... [message #16740 is a reply to message #16719] Mon, 20 June 2022 16:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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And I had an eye on it too. That's funny. At least six of us had it on our radar, yet it still went for only $27.
Re: Swamp finds... [message #16741 is a reply to message #16740] Mon, 20 June 2022 17:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Another bargain: https://www.ebay.com/itm/325236884576

You can only waste time if you forget to enjoy it - Loesje
Re: Swamp finds... [message #16742 is a reply to message #16741] Mon, 20 June 2022 18:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sweet sassafras.
Re: Swamp finds... [message #16745 is a reply to message #16742] Mon, 20 June 2022 21:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Oh good grief how....
Re: Swamp finds... [message #16753 is a reply to message #16745] Tue, 21 June 2022 17:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I was just checking if international shipping was possible and it was gone.

You can only waste time if you forget to enjoy it - Loesje
Re: Swamp finds... [message #16755 is a reply to message #16753] Wed, 22 June 2022 01:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ahh! That’s the worst.
Re: Swamp finds... [message #16757 is a reply to message #16755] Wed, 22 June 2022 16:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Was there ever a solid gold cal. 330 Ristside? I could swear I remember one popping up on eBay maybe 15-20 years ago. But it's so long ago, now I'm starting to doubt my memory. I don't think there was ever one cataloged, but I know the same is true of the Majesty, yet they do exist (including at least one in solid white gold Shocked ). Maybe what I recall seeing was the same deal. IIRC, in his NAWCC talk, Charlie Cleves mentions that Gruen would occasionally tack on a few solid gold cases to an order of gold filled cases.
Re: Swamp finds... [message #16762 is a reply to message #16757] Mon, 27 June 2022 18:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I think the dial refinisher missed something here:
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/02oAAOSwilNiuHSr/s-l1600.jpg
https://www.ebay.com/itm/185479195931?hash=item2b2f6bed1b:g: 02oAAOSwilNiuHSr
Re: Swamp finds... [message #16763 is a reply to message #16762] Mon, 27 June 2022 18:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ha! It gives it a nice clean look, though...
Re: Swamp finds... [message #16764 is a reply to message #16763] Tue, 28 June 2022 00:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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nothing like being unencumbered by numbers.

All I know is based on hard work & writing by others. I can only aspire to augment this body of knowledge. If I am wrong it is because of my own failings. -me

"If I have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." - Newton
Re: Swamp finds... [message #16765 is a reply to message #16764] Tue, 28 June 2022 18:20 Go to previous message
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