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by HamiltonDeco
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Best leather treatment for straps/bands!
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Best leather treatment for straps/bands!

Yes, that's the stuff--Obenauf's LP. It's been around about 30 years. People have compared the consistency to cold Crisco! Rub the paste in with your fingers and put the item aside for a day or two. It was recommended to me by a custom leather craftsman who uses it on everything he makes.
by HamiltonDeco
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Top 10 (or 12) list of favorite Hamilton wristwatches?
Replies: 23
Views: 3464

Re: Top 10 (or 12) list of favorite Hamilton wristwatches?

Hard to distill to just 10-12 favorites. Lots of great suggestions. Here are mine (in no particular order): Oval 14k green engraved 831 (17j) movement in Fahys silver case Coronado Spur Piping Rock Contour Seckron Otis Bentley Canteen from WWII Byrd Tonneau solid gold And... the great and complicate...
by HamiltonDeco
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Best leather treatment for straps/bands!
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Best leather treatment for straps/bands!

Obenauf's paste (not oil) is the best way to condition and preserve NOS and modern straps/bands including exotics. Used sparingly it will darken leather for just a day or so before the color returns to normal. A 4 ounce tub is about $11 online or at better shoe stores. Simply amazing stuff!
by HamiltonDeco
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton and the NAWCC
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: Hamilton and the NAWCC

When I first read about the Hamilton Project in the NAWCC weekly newsletter I asked Tom Wilcox to be included. I provided him with names and contact info for enthusiasts he may have overlooked, like Bryan. I think there were nine people on the initial conference call. There were some good "first ste...
by HamiltonDeco
Sat May 12, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Thought this would be fun.
Replies: 16
Views: 1347

Re: Thought this would be fun.

How about a first generation Piping Rock with red enamel or custom bezel?
by HamiltonDeco
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: A new eBay low?
Replies: 7
Views: 710

Re: A new eBay low?

I think this eBay seller may need a new "Master Watchmaker."
by HamiltonDeco
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Dear EBay Sellers:
Replies: 281
Views: 51824

Re: Dear EBay Sellers:

It's always great to find a vintage Hamilton in the original box. A seller can be excused for selling a mismatch they bought that way. Too often I think there's an intent to drive up the price of a watch by adding an "original" inappropriate box from a different era, either older or newer (or a comm...
by HamiltonDeco
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton Collecting Opinions Sought
Replies: 7
Views: 687

Re: Hamilton Collecting Opinions Sought

I started collecting Hamilton (and later two-tone Illinois) because my research indicated they were the premier American wristwatch and had lots of factory history/documentation. I narrowed it down to pre-WWII Art Deco models and sought the best available examples of the watches that appealed to me ...
by HamiltonDeco
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Funny Ebay listing
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: Funny Ebay listing

Mr. Manners also claimed to be a horologist and jeweler. I didn't realize there was a Humpty Dumpty School of Horology & Gemology.
by HamiltonDeco
Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Funny Ebay listing
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: Funny Ebay listing

There was a recent listing for a 1927 Hamilton Square in Sterling. I gently informed the seller he actually has a Tonneau-Engraved from about 1928, provided production numbers for white gold-fill examples, and suggested a corrected listing might bring more than his BIN of $314. He angrily responded ...