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by mrtoad
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Battery Change in NYC?
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Battery Change in NYC?

I run all my Hamilton electrics on 387S. I find that some movements don't even need to have the contact fingers bent up, just cleaned. The Taurus is easy to work on because the back pops off, unlike the Nautilus series with which you need a crystal puller. And whyslander the Taurus, anyway? It's a n...
by mrtoad
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 9/16 through 9/22/2018?
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: WRUW 9/16 through 9/22/2018?

That Fontainebleau is pretty special looking, itself!
by mrtoad
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 9/16 through 9/22/2018?
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: WRUW 9/16 through 9/22/2018?

I was feeling different this morning, so I put on a Hamilton "Seckron" with black dial: http://mrtoad.net/Media/201809WRUW/Hamilton_Seckron-black.jpg (I've had a white dial "Seckron", in the earlier case, for some years. Then I turned up an empty box for a black dial model, and Magpie was kind enoug...
by mrtoad
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 9/9 through 9/15/2018?
Replies: 22
Views: 547

Re: WRUW 9/9 through 9/15/2018?

For Thursday, Hamilton "Nautilus 405" with original Champion bracelet:

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GreenBay, it looks like we were thinking alike today!
by mrtoad
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 9/9 through 9/15/2018?
Replies: 22
Views: 547

Re: WRUW 9/9 through 9/15/2018?

For a meeting of the American Guild of Organists and a recital tonight, I wore a Hamilton "Everest II" with original band: http://mrtoad.net/Media/201809WRUW/Hamilton_Everest-II.jpg This was my first working Hamilton Electric. Tonight's organ was a fresh rebuild by Bradley Rule & Co. of a 1963 Casav...
by mrtoad
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 9/9 through 9/15/2018?
Replies: 22
Views: 547

WRUW 9/9 through 9/15/2018?

I'd decided to wear Illinois today, but when the watch I'd planned on wouldn't start, I noticed a couple of "Cavalier" models nearby and thought, "I haven't worn one of those lately!" So here is an Illinois "Cavalier" in white:

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by mrtoad
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hamilton 992 play in crown
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Hamilton 992 play in crown

It's probably a worn sleeve or one that has lost some of its springiness, inside the pendant. It might also be a worn stem, but that's less likely, as stems are hard steel.
by mrtoad
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Looks like this watch belong here
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Looks like this watch belong here

And in addition to a really great case, you have a fine example of a 207 movement. For more about this, see the next post, about a "Finalist Deco", which uses the same movement (viewtopic.php?f=16&t=12325).
by mrtoad
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Is it possible that this is a man's watch?
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: Is it possible that this is a man's watch?

Yes, indeed, this is a man's watch: it's the "Finalist Deco". It was generally advertised as a man's watch, though there is a single example of a solid-gold "Finalist Deco" that was custom ordered from the factory and inscribed as a father's gift to his daughter. Your watch appears to have a "sparkl...
by mrtoad
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: What are you wearing today?
Topic: WRUW 9/2 through 9/8/2018?
Replies: 14
Views: 425

Re: WRUW 9/2 through 9/8/2018?

We took a somewhat wandering path this morning to the meeting of a music club, so I picked a Hamilton "Cross Country"

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