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banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4097 Canada
11 Jan 2020 9:28PM
Does it have a white face, or off white, like perhaps ivory normally?

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LexEquine 13 1 19 United States
11 Jan 2020 9:35PM
It has a patinated off-white eggshell color dial in keeping for being almost 100 years old.

Regards, ~ Peter 🌞
11 Jan 2020 10:06PM
Interesting as I was born in Elgin.
11 Jan 2020 10:44PM
Think these were made in America, not Elgin Scotland, attractive to look at, though I like the movements of older verge fusee watches better for hand craftsmanship.

Dave 🙂
pablophotographer 8 1.5k 368
11 Jan 2020 10:49PM
Hi. I would not want you to think of my following suggestions as nothing but an effort to display your collection in a way that would make you really proud.

Since the watch is made from gold I gather that if laid on a dark surface the contrast between the metal and the fabric would be striking. Black, royal blue, emerald green, deep burgundy velvet, all stress the feeling of luxury. Satin fabric dies that too but be aware of the reflections, or turn the fabric from the reverse side. Here because of the face and the dials I would prefer to see a black or cobalt blue background.

As the 12 o'clock has moved to the 9'oclock position I think a portrait orientation would fit that type of watch. A rectangular clock for example could be displayed in landscape orientation nicely.

Time is of essence. Many people shoot watches in a ten to two position of the hands as it resembles a smile, here you could do that with a ten past four positioning.

Auto white balance plays tricks under artificial light. Incandescent light would not have turned this more yellow than it should need to be. Cover the light with a white sheet or fabric to avoid harsh reflections.



pablophotographer 8 1.5k 368
11 Jan 2020 11:00PM
I ran out of battery as I was writing.

Last but not least, the chain might surprise you nicely if it gathers around the watch like "@" or as a zig zag replicating a series of the letter "S" above the watch.

pablophotographer
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4097 Canada
12 Jan 2020 12:20AM
Try changing the white balance if you can to be less yellow and you will get the actual finish, - it might have been an incandescent light?
Nigel_NZ 14 26 New Zealand
12 Jan 2020 7:48AM
In three years this will be 100 years old, there will have been a bit of change to the colours, with that time of oxidation, and just think of the life long struggle by the recipient of this time piece, long since departed the sphere, it doesn't seem to show any scars from use, possibly just heaved in a drawer and forgotten about, like the previous working life, stolen the best years of my life and here's a golden trinket for you, thanks for nothing, but I'm just cynical.

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