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by HandyDan
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Worst Franken Ever?
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Re: Worst Franken Ever?

Sometimes frankens are called "mules"... as in part female horse and part male donkey. Some franken watches, like mules, have a lot going for them and even look good. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. They're not all monsters like that poor Martin. There's also the pseudo frankens, that are a Ha...
by HandyDan
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Gladstone in need of TLC
Replies: 7
Views: 896

Re: Gladstone in need of TLC

Looks great. That'll be a keeper for sure once it's finished. Getting the dial and hands resumed to match will really look sharp, since the rest is going to look so good. Although skeleton hands (without lume) looks pretty cool too.
by HandyDan
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Post Your Favorite Hamilton Purchase of 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2132

Re: Post Your Favorite Hamilton Purchase of 2018

Something old, something new... and the inverse of Tom (but just as cool) 8-) Dan, I really want to get one of these new pandas. Some of the photos I've seen lead me to believe it's hard to make out the hands on that white dial. Is it easy to read? I've considered selling my Speedy for this reason ...
by HandyDan
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Post Your Favorite Hamilton Purchase of 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2132

Re: Post Your Favorite Hamilton Purchase of 2018

Something old, something new... and the inverse of Tom (but just as cool) 8-)
by HandyDan
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch ID Forum
Topic: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.
Replies: 357
Views: 85710

Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.

I have looked through the catalogs and found the 1961 accumatic a-600 to be quite similar but not the same. It has a 14k gold case. I haven’t opened it up yet. Any help would be great! Could be a T-203 - knowing what movement was inside would provide a good clue. You may want to remove the bracelet...
by HandyDan
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Grade 64 and 64A
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: Grade 64 and 64A

Yes, both movements are based on an ETA 2452. The A has a recess cut out on the automatic framework and gives you a little more access to the balance for adjustments with the oscillating weight installed. The same is true with the other ETA-based movements like 689/689A, etc.
by HandyDan
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: 'tis the Season (to be silly?)
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: 'tis the Season (to be silly?)

Wishful thinking?
by HandyDan
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: What you wish you knew
Replies: 26
Views: 1549

Re: What you wish you knew

The"wisdom" that I've gained over the past decade from this forum and from my own experiences is a culmination of what you've heard already. I would summarize it as I'd rather have a small collection of exquisite models than a large collection of run of the mill models. The same is true with real es...
by HandyDan
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch ID Forum
Topic: Solid 18k Gold Dateline?
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Re: Solid 18k Gold Dateline?

Could be a European model. The 0.750 reminds me of the European markings for 18K. The lack of The Hamilton Watch Co Lancaster PA markings is also a clue of some sort. Definitely an authentic, high quality model. Late 1960's or early 1970's is my guess.
by HandyDan
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: White Merritt
Replies: 13
Views: 1049

Re: White Merritt

Hi Bryan Here’s mine for your records. All original, including dial and no brassing as well. The 987a serial number is 0248094 which dates it to 1937. https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/bffc/5sd2i5wegoluszm7g.jpg I think your serial number might be O24894, as O248094 is more like the 1942 range