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by HandyDan
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Waterprrof names
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: Waterprrof names

Until someone said, "hmmm. I'm thinking we should name them "sea-something"... " :lol:
by HandyDan
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Not worth fixin'
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Not worth fixin'

I thought you might enjoy the recent project I completed and put on the blog. Special thanks to Nookster for giving me the lead on a very talented jeweler. I have used him twice now on a couple of "miracle worker" assignments. Before... https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Zm5UMG18M6E/WpBE0dwDhUI/AAAAAAAAS50/...
by HandyDan
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: How they picked names of watches.
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: How they picked names of watches.

I wonder what 14/0 gold filled odd shaped water proof model they were referring to was? The only one I can think of is the Brandon... early in the CLDs, introduced after 1946 and one of the many "dons"
by HandyDan
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Ever wonder who made the 6/0 Sweep Second Hand Movement?
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Ever wonder who made the 6/0 Sweep Second Hand Movement?

Little did they know that in 5 short years thousands of Naval Aviators would be using the movement to navigate across the Pacific theatre.
by HandyDan
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch ID Forum
Topic: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.
Replies: 249
Views: 43508

Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.

Nookster wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:45 pm
Hamilton didn't make anything made in Hong Kong. America or Switzerland.
Huh? :?
by HandyDan
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch ID Forum
Topic: Mystery Thinomatic
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: Mystery Thinomatic

vintagehamiltons wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:17 am
I looked through the catalogs, too and couldn't find anything close. I agree with Dan, the dial says 50s, but isn't the micro-rotor 60s? It's a very nice looking watch, though.
The 666 and 663 were first introduced in 1959, if I recall correctly
by HandyDan
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch ID Forum
Topic: Mystery Thinomatic
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: Mystery Thinomatic

That’s a mystery alright. The numbers on an angle are unique. The luminous markers look very Stormking-like so definitely late 1950s. The other markers at 1, 5, 7, and 11 look a little odd to me and appear to the run into the outer ring. Very interesting indeed. :?:
by HandyDan
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch ID Forum
Topic: Military Hamilton in 1952 movie "We're Not Married"?
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Military Hamilton in 1952 movie "We're Not Married"?

Actually, Hamilton made military watches like that for the Canadian military during WWII. It has a 987S movement with the Secometer black enamel dial and black hands.
by HandyDan
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch ID Forum
Topic: Men's vintage square wrist watch circa '51
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Men's vintage square wrist watch circa '51

The 673 wasn’t around in the early 50s so if it’s got that movement it’s not as old as you think. The Carson, Dexter and Romanesque T come to mind. There may be a couple more square models. The 673 is a Swiss movement used mainly in the entry level models.
by HandyDan
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton chronograp 90s era
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Hamilton chronograp 90s era

You can probably contact Hamilton directly to get some insights onto the model and confirm its relative age and legitimacy. The numbers on the case back would be the identifier. I'm not saying that its fake but I personally find the style of the small index hands to be very non-Hamilton. It probably...