A new "Do you see what I see?"

 

Since Jerin had a good catch here is one I am waiting to arrive.

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In another view I spotted this...

For $10 plus $10 for shipping on a batch of "Steam Punk" stuff I may have gotten lucky with what looks to be a 1926 or earlier conquerer case.  Will be interesting to see what movement pieces are in the box.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted October 28, 2011 - 12:36am

Lucky yes, Lone Eagle no! This case was used by quite a few watch manufacturer's, foreign & domestic. My case is an Awonner. Bourg01 restored the case & installed a 10AN & bulova custom dial.

mybulova_admin
Posted October 28, 2011 - 2:32am

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Chances are it will not be a Bulova case...well spotted all the same!!!

My heart would have skipped a beat.

Daca102090
Posted October 28, 2011 - 12:11pm

Oh man... Well still a good treasure hunt in progress.

There is one in the data base witht he same case.

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted October 28, 2011 - 12:47pm

Where?

Daca102090
Posted October 28, 2011 - 3:52pm

The second shown in the watch search section.  I just assumed it slipped in under the radar early in the posting of pictures.  However the inside of the case is marked Bulova.

http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1925-conqueror-2122

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 2, 2011 - 4:01pm

Daca

Have you recieved your corner-cut watch case yet? I sure would like to see some detail pictures. Thanks

Daca102090
Posted November 2, 2011 - 4:46pm

Will post up later tonight :-( not the treasure I was hoping but still intersting.  Might use it for a ladies Franken project.

Daca102090
Posted November 2, 2011 - 9:11pm

As I posted in the other section, Sometimes you get the bear and sometimes the bear gets you.

Not a bulova case but close to the same size.The name on the inside is ARISTA and I think LUSTRITE or maybe LUSBRITE.

Whomever the collector was concentrated on cheap stuff.  Oh well, there is always next auction!!

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OldTicker
Posted November 2, 2011 - 9:24pm

Thats part of the fun when buying these watchmaker lots, most turn out to be nothing but junk but every now and then you can hit the jackpot.

For a 20 spot, you should come out ok, cherry pick it , add some of your unwanted, and put it back up for $9.99...you never know about those "Steampunkers" 

Daca102090
Posted November 2, 2011 - 9:27pm

My thought exactly.  Actually show what is there a little better and cover my costs.

Like I said there is always the next auction.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 2, 2011 - 10:51pm

I love the case, different wrinkles, very nice case. I'll buy it if you don't like it.

 

plainsmen
Posted November 12, 2011 - 3:34pm

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Check it out gents!  This looks like the original ad from a 1928 Sears catalog for your watch here:

mybulova_admin
Posted November 13, 2011 - 5:10am

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Hey Plains. close but no cigar. Although I am really glad you found that ad as I bought this junker a few years back with the intention of always fixing it up. I always wondered what year it was from....now I know.

It's a Vanburen......spelt B.U.L.O.V.A ;-) with a ''AA' grade movement. Quite nice.

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shooter144
Posted November 13, 2011 - 6:24am

Even so, that case polished up and filled with a good Bulova mvnt and a period correct lumed dial, some cathedrall lumed hands and a nice pigskin strap will be a high dollar seller !!! It may not be a Bully but its going to be nice !!!

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FifthAvenueRest...
Posted November 24, 2011 - 12:59pm

Mastering 'Pick Up Sticks' as a Child sure helped out with this lot...

looks like 2 sets of Cathedral Hands were hiding in there, amongst a few other goodies.

: )

simpletreasures
Posted November 24, 2011 - 1:11pm

That's cool, now all you need is a box of crowns :-o

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Wayne Hanley
Posted November 24, 2011 - 6:07pm

Too late Bob I already ordered my teeney weenie artist enamelnig brush!

It will fit neatly in my collection. I have a hot Rod movement on hand & branny spankin cat hands!

Looking for a decent dial?

To be passed on to my Son!

 

simpletreasures
Posted November 24, 2011 - 7:36pm

Sounds like your 90% of the way there! I'm sure when you finish the watch for your son it will be cherished.

Elgin Doug
Posted November 24, 2011 - 6:12pm

There's an hour hand, about 1/3 of the way from the right on the bottom, with an open triangle at the end.  It looks like one I'm looking for for this watch:

 

 

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 9:14pm

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