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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:55 am Reply with quote
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/18-size-15-ounce-Lancaster-key-wind-set-open-face-pocket-watch-/221849415763?

Any one else find this case awful?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:59 am Reply with quote
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What a waste of metal. Surely he's not making a market!! Keith

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:00 am Reply with quote
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A horrible and ugly case of modern manufacture! It's like making a new car frame & body with using a 100 yr old engine.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:08 pm Reply with quote
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Well, I thought it was cool -

He's sold a few already and he has one advertised in the Waltham Section of eBay.

I contacted him about making me a 1 pound case out of silver for an 8-day 37 size movement, and he said he can do it.

So, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, besides who here other than Jon has access to a 1 pound case??

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:22 pm Reply with quote
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BUT, it'd not authentic antique--better to use monies for an original!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:24 pm Reply with quote
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A one pound case! Not sure I would even want one. Laughing

I understand the desire to make new cases, especially for those rare watches that have lost their case. But, I think the case should be appropriate. This thing is just a beast.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:53 pm Reply with quote
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Jon wrote:
BUT, it'd not authentic antique--better to use monies for an original!


I have seen only 2 original one pound cases in 22 years of collecting.

Unless you can point me to one, I think it would be easier to have one made.

George - Silver is pretty heavy. A one pound case is not going to be that much bigger than a 6-8 OZ case. Just FAT!!

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I have seen more than 2...........patience, my friend, patience!

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The finish on these is very rough.
Can still see all the machining marks.
For that sort of money he should at least learn to polish them properly.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:18 pm Reply with quote
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They are Monel which can be tough to machine but your right Stephan, A bit more finishing is in order.

Why the hell would you use Monel anyway other than maybe it was surplus material. SS would look and finish up better.

StephanG wrote:
The finish on these is very rough.
Can still see all the machining marks.
For that sort of money he should at least learn to polish them properly.

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