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by afire
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch ID Forum
Topic: Hamilton Watch ID Help!!
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Hamilton Watch ID Help!!

A agree. Definitely a Clyde, and definitely manual winding. It must have either sat on a shelf for a while before selling, or was bought second hand as a Christmas gift. Considering it still looks very nice at after 68 years, it probably looked like new when it was only seven years old.
by afire
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: 986a
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: 986a

I'll take a stab at a few of your questions. Question) why is it 986 a? Was there a 986? There was a 986 movement. It was introduced in 1915 and was replaced by the 986A in 1923. I don't know what the differences are, but there are some differences in the balance assembly. Question) How did they do ...
by afire
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: (NOT) An Elgin Aztec
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: (NOT) An Elgin Aztec

Why "radio" and "lighto", I wonder. . . . Just a wild guess, but probably just a couple of random buzzwords to appeal to a child's imagination. Much like why at right about the same time a toy wagon company was naming its product "Radio Flyer" in honor of Marconi and Lindbergh, even though neither ...
by afire
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: (NOT) An Elgin Aztec
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: (NOT) An Elgin Aztec

I think it's as simple as you stated - a toy. For dapper little kids playing dress-up 90 years ago. There was one on Etsy recently:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/569090582/ ... t_detail=1
by afire
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: My grandfather's Thin-O-Matic
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: My grandfather's Thin-O-Matic

...this is better than Days Of Our Lives! Come on, we're talking about a 1960s Thin-O-Matic. It's not better than Days of Our Lives, it's better than Peyton Place. On second thought, I take that back. I googled it and had no idea Days goes back to 1965. Very apropos for a Thin-O-Matic reference.
by afire
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch ID Forum
Topic: Identifying ladies' diamond Hamilton models.
Replies: 30
Views: 14619

Re: Identifying ladies' diamond Hamilton models.

It looks pretty similar to the 1961-64 Glamour AA, but with a different bracelet. Plus I can't tell if it's white or yellow gold, but the catalog only lists white. http://i1024.photobucket.com/albums/y301/nookster57/Hamilton%20Catalog%201961/HamilonDiamondCatalog1961_Page_07.jpg If it's white, then ...
by afire
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Latest acquisition - Illinois Ritz
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: Latest acquisition - Illinois Ritz

It is too nice (and was too expensive) to wear out in the evening when on the beers? I know many collect watches just to collect, but I'm of the mindset that I don't own things I won't use. I've had a couple of broken crystals over the years that could probably be blamed, at least partially, on "th...
by afire
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: American Watch Forum
Topic: Gruen Caliber Mystery
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Gruen Caliber Mystery

I don't know if you tried to post a picture, but nothing showed up. You might want to try again. There's also a Gruen specific forum on this site. You might get more notice from Gruen-oriented members if you post there.
by afire
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton Thin-o-matic T-450 1960 Value?
Replies: 8
Views: 536

Re: Hamilton Thin-o-matic T-450 1960 Value?

Not sure if this will get responses here in this post or if I should repost. As I looked at the watch more, the hour hand is a bit 'ahead' and does not line up with the minute hand. That is, at 1:45, the hour is ahead more at 2 (but early 2). Is this something commonly found? Is there a way for me ...
by afire
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Help Identify this Hamilton
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Help Identify this Hamilton

Just using an online scrap calculator, $100 gets you about 4 grams, I suspect that's not too far from the weight of platinum in this case, so that offer is probably about fair. If the band is solid gold or platinum, then that changes things.