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by hamiltonelectric
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Anyone got a Chronograph B dial?
Replies: 3
Views: 93

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: 1160

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: 675

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: 217

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: 371

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: 538

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: 343

Re: Early Watch batteries

I've never been able to figure out what those stamped codes mean.
by hamiltonelectric
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Pacer Crown (as delivered)
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: Pacer Crown (as delivered)

^^^^
Exactly. Early Pacers, Venturas, Van Horns, and Spectras had plain crowns. The H came soon thereafter. Pacer / Ventura plain crowns didn't have the dust shield tube, and consequently had a smaller stem hole than the later ones.
by hamiltonelectric
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Fred's New Book
Replies: 12
Views: 1160

Re: Fred's New Book

Wow -- 1648 pages! And here I was proud when my Hamilton Electric book clocked in at 256. :lol:

That's fantastic news, Fred. I am eagerly looking forward to my set. It will be more than worth the wait. Thumbs up (again) for a fantastic and utterly epic piece of work.
by hamiltonelectric
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Fred's New Book
Replies: 12
Views: 1160

Re: Fred's New Book

I totally agree. There is so much more in these books than just Illinois and Hamilton. The amount of detail about watch companies, case companies, dial manufacturers, the watch and jewelry trade, the people who ran the companies, the workers who built the watches, and even what was going on in the w...