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by hamiltonelectric
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: NAWCC Hamilton Archival Project
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: NAWCC Hamilton Archival Project

I'm clueless on the Gruen drawing. I never encountered anything similar in my own research at the NAWCC.

Hamilton did buy competitors' watches to evaluate in the R&D lab but I can't imagine them making engineering drawings of every part.
by hamiltonelectric
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: NAWCC Hamilton Archival Project
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: NAWCC Hamilton Archival Project

Thrown away by Swatch and then fished out of a dumpster. Wow! That story is not entirely true... Some of the documents in the library were donated by Hamilton in the late 60s or early 70s, notably the production records from the 1890s. Most of the existing archive in the NAWCC library was acquired ...
by hamiltonelectric
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Watches for Sale -- All items must have a price. Please write sold when your watch has been sold
Topic: FS: RGM 801A - Like New, with Box & Papers
Replies: 0
Views: 590

FS: RGM 801A - Like New, with Box & Papers

The time has come to let my RGM 801A go. It's just not getting enough wrist time. It isn't a vintage Hamilton, but it is the first American-made movement in Lancaster county since Hamilton ceased production in 1969. It's in outstanding condition, complete with box and papers. It's currently on an af...
by hamiltonelectric
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hacking Movements
Replies: 20
Views: 1449

Re: Hacking Movements

^^^^
Exactly. All are beautifully designed and are a joy to work on. But I think the 770 is the very best wristwatch movement Hamilton ever made. With 22 jewels they have every base covered for minimal wear.
by hamiltonelectric
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Weird pacer inner caseback marking
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Weird pacer inner caseback marking

It doesn't resemble any sort of factory marking so I'm sure it was added later. Part of a Social Security number? Once upon a time it was widely recommended that people engrave everything they had of value with their SS number -- even TVs. Just a guess, but I suspect it's something along those lines...
by hamiltonelectric
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: My Pacer Collection
Replies: 64
Views: 10006

Re: My Pacer Collection

I know where you got that. ;)
by hamiltonelectric
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Exploding Hastings, opinions??
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Re: Exploding Hastings, opinions??

The lines look pretty rough and crude for a factory job. :?: The luminous is also not very neatly applied.
by hamiltonelectric
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Heritage Auctions... Anyone get any watches?
Replies: 19
Views: 1659

Re: Heritage Auctions... Anyone get any watches?

I wonder whose collection those came from? There were some astonishing rarities, and even more astonishing bargains among them.
by hamiltonelectric
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton 14K White Gold Ladies Watch
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Hamilton 14K White Gold Ladies Watch

Hamilton made literally thousands of different styles of diamond ladies' watches over a 60-70 year period. While many were listed in Hamilton catalogs, Hamilton also offered custom cases which could be special-ordered. As an early factory promotion pointed out, "Under this program jewelers may recom...
by hamiltonelectric
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Electric Desk Clock
Replies: 15
Views: 2003

Re: Electric Desk Clock

Yes, the gold watch was for 15 years. Thereafter employees got jewelry.

That seems out of balance somehow!