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by hamiltonelectric
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Dixon dial
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Dixon dial

Definitely refinished, and not at all correctly. International Dial could put it right again.

Both hands are incorrect. Not only do they not match, the hour hand is too long and the minute hand is too short.
by hamiltonelectric
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton and the NAWCC
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Hamilton and the NAWCC

Yes, I am one of those on the list, however I was not able to participate in the conference call due to a time conflict. It sounds like an interesting idea.

To be continued!
by hamiltonelectric
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: A Hamilton by any other name...Vantage!
Replies: 29
Views: 8861

Re: A Hamilton by any other name...Vantage!

Unfortunately, although the 505 and 555E have obvious similarities (and share some parts) they are different enough that it's not a simple matter to swap out one for the other. The original dial feet for the 505 dial would have to be cut off, and the dial affixed to the 555E with some kind of adhesi...
by hamiltonelectric
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Anyone got a Chronograph B dial?
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Anyone got a Chronograph B dial?

I found one in one of my parts drawers a year or two ago, which I had entirely forgotten about. It was the alternate version, black sub-dials on white background. Near-NOS. I sold it on eBay for about $600.... :shock:
by hamiltonelectric
Sun May 13, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Fred's New Book
Replies: 12
Views: 1222

Re: Fred's New Book

I received my books this week and I have to say in all honesty that it vastly exceeds my expectations -- and those were very high indeed. I'm blown away. I had read the entire text when I offered to proofread it but the illustrations in that draft version were not complete and not laid out. Seeing e...
by hamiltonelectric
Wed May 09, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Vancott, 10k & 14k
Replies: 12
Views: 760

Re: Vancott, 10k & 14k

The engravings on these were done at the Hamilton factory. The process used acid etching, creating extremely sharp details but also extremely shallow markings. It's not difficult to polish these off, so it's possible yours had been engraved, but someone chose to remove it. If done carefully it is di...
by hamiltonelectric
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Help with an electric 505 movement running fast
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Help with an electric 505 movement running fast

When I saw the subject line my knee-jerk thought was contact wear. That inevitably causes a fast rate and it's also an extremely common issue in 505 Electrics since the contact is fairly soft and will wear enough to impact timekeeping in a couple of years. But: I have replaced the hair spring That i...
by hamiltonelectric
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: My Second Hamilton 991
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: My Second Hamilton 991

Multi-color solid gold cases like that are the absolute top. Gorgeous piece.

That movement went to the Finishing Department on June 12, 1908.
by hamiltonelectric
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Pocket Watch Forum
Topic: My First Hamilton
Replies: 7
Views: 626

Re: My First Hamilton

That is a beautiful watch, and in 14K gold no less.

The serial number indicates it went to the Finishing Department on May 12, 1904.
by hamiltonelectric
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Early Watch batteries
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Early Watch batteries

I've never been able to figure out what those stamped codes mean.