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by mrcardigan
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Latest restorations before n after
Replies: 27
Views: 1194

Re: Latest restorations before n after

Finished working on my latest 1951 Hamilton Boyd today. Had to refinish the dial, as the old dial wouldn't clean up, clean and polish the case, fit a new crystal and fit a new strap. Cross that I lost the original seconds hand, and would like to find a nicer hour hand, but overall I'm pleased with t...
by mrcardigan
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW June 19, 2017 thru June 24, 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 414

Re: WRUW June 19, 2017 thru June 24, 2017

Newly restored 1951 Hamilton Boyd today.
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Andy C
by mrcardigan
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cost of a watch service - Back in the day
Replies: 7
Views: 87

Re: Cost of a watch service - Back in the day

I decided a while back to teach myself how to do a COA, as servicing fir me in the UK woukd be prohibitive. I have cocked up several Hamilton 980 movements in the process, but am nearly there now, and can hopefully resurrect most of my mistakes.
by mrcardigan
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Dial Hall of Shame
Replies: 31
Views: 1244

Re: Dial Hall of Shame

FABULOUS HALL OF SHAME EXAMPLE...

Piccadilly listed on ebay for ONLY $3995. How long does it take you to spot it??? Just shows its not just the cheaper models. Now what this really needs is some sort of palm tree as well :)
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Andy C
by mrcardigan
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW June 19, 2017 thru June 24, 2017
Replies: 33
Views: 414

Re: WRUW June 19, 2017 thru June 24, 2017

Sutton on Monday http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t340/Vintagehamiltons/Wristshots/Sutton002_zps1edf3e07.jpg Snap, Sutton for me too, but AGN version. Fabulous dial on yours Tom. The new crystal arrived for mine a few days ago, and I finally had the chance to fit it and wear this lovely watch for...
by mrcardigan
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Generation of Vintage Collectors
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: New Generation of Vintage Collectors

Actually, my favourite bit in his letter is "I cannot believe it's from 1971, it looks so professional"

Then again, my 5yo daughter refers to the 70's (my childhood) as 'in the Olden Days '

Andy C
by mrcardigan
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Generation of Vintage Collectors
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: New Generation of Vintage Collectors

JerseyMo wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:05 pm
watchdoc wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:22 am
Very cool Morris but let's see how it hold up to discovering girls.......... :lol:
Well to quote him "I had to wait awhile but it was totally worth it".
Sorry, are you talking about watches again, or not??? :)
by mrcardigan
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: New Member
Replies: 18
Views: 689

Re: New Member

You say 'the only Hamilton watch I own' and then bring out this beauty! If you are only going to own one, that's not a bad one to have. I will happily give you his top appraisal estimate of $500!!!!!!!!!! 😂 (though may gecslifhtly under-paying lol)

Andy C
by mrcardigan
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Illinois Whippet
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Illinois Whippet

Fabulous photos. Love the atmospheric backdrops. Oh, and lovely watch too!

Andy C
by mrcardigan
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Fine adjuster on regulator removed.
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Fine adjuster on regulator removed.

Thank you so much for the detailed and informative reply. Really interesting, and confirming some of my assumptions.

Andy C