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I've been trying to buy it for years
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:44 pm Reply with quote
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A pawn shop/gold buyer showed me this watch around 20 years ago. He had no intention of selling it at the time...He was just bragging. I remember the black protective clam shell cover and remarking to the guy that it had certainly done its job of protecting the case from its time on earth.

Anyway, the old dude died a few years ago and I have bought an occasional watch from his son. Friday the son pulled THE watch out of the safe and offered it to me at a reasonable price. I had forgotten about the blue numeral dial. I've bought a lot of watches over the years but I think this is probably among the 3 or 4 newest/least worn.

I believe the case was probably made by Dubois but it seems to be marked for C. D. Peacock & Co of Chicago which makes sense given where I found it. The case is very heavy at 59dwt with the springs and glass.

BTW Jon, all images made on a hotel window sill with the iPhone 12 ProMax.














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Beautiful John! Great patiences also
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PJR wrote:
Beautiful John! Great patiences also
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THX Paul. I have bought a few great watches from these guys over the years. The dad was a great guy and a tough bargainer and his son has the same genes.

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Ajax to the rescue! GOTFW

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:14 pm Reply with quote
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Sangamo wrote:
Ajax to the rescue! GOTFW


I'd love to find a few more of these AJAX protectors. I didn't see the hoard Jon just sold until too late.

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GOTFW for sure!

Which is better--the photo or the case? Wink

Re the Ajax cases--a bought a HUGE hoard from Art Zimmerla in the 70s. Most were large ones for 16, 18s, OF, HC and a few for box hunters. Virtually all were originally wrapped in cellophane and cased in original Ajax boxes).

I also bought a bunch (maybe 50-60) from someone else (Doc Bundens estate?), but these contained many ladies size which I offered on our Emart and no one responded.

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Jon wrote:
GOTFW for sure!

Which is better--the photo or the case? Wink


THX Jon...and in this case...the case is better. The case is flat out new. These pictures show the case as purchased without even rubbing smudges off with my shirt tail.


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Re the Ajax cases--a bought a HUGE hoard from Art Zimmerla in the 70s. Most were large ones for 16, 18s, OF, HC and a few for box hunters. Virtually all were originally wrapped in cellophane and cased in original Ajax boxes).....


If any more 16 or 18 show up, I am a buyer.

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Cool.

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I guess I need to buy some ladies to fill up my remaining lady Ajax cases. Rolling Eyes

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