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by HamiltonIllinois
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Rolex Watch Forum
Topic: rolex Silver Prince
Replies: 10
Views: 2468

Re: rolex Silver Prince

Andy,

Why not send me her email address...and I'll see if she will sell it to me. ;)
by HamiltonIllinois
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Illinois Watch Forum
Topic: Marquis and Mate - New Arrivals
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Marquis and Mate - New Arrivals

The Marquis is one of my favorites. You got a bargain.
by HamiltonIllinois
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Oval 14k hiding on eBay
Replies: 10
Views: 1061

Re: Oval 14k hiding on eBay

Just so everyone knows, this watch NEVER sold for $305. The seller ended it early for a $1800 offer. Upon arrival to the buyer, when the back was opened it was gold filled, as expected. (YES, gold filled often acid-tests as solid gold even though it is not.) The seller supposedly knew how to run an ...
by HamiltonIllinois
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: White Merritt
Replies: 13
Views: 1052

Re: White Merritt

Hi Bryan Here’s mine for your records. All original, including dial and no brassing as well. The 987a serial number is 0248094 which dates it to 1937. https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/bffc/5sd2i5wegoluszm7g.jpg LOVE THIS! I will put a tan or brown strap on mine and take a less washed-out photo of ...
by HamiltonIllinois
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: White Merritt
Replies: 13
Views: 1052

Re: White Merritt

Nookster wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:29 pm
Rick, got your name on it?
LOL, nope, here is a fast snap of mine without even a cloth polish. The fact it's wearing an old black strap confirms that I've never worn it. I need to fix that! I will and post a better photo.
by HamiltonIllinois
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Some super cool Hammy's
Replies: 10
Views: 1288

Re: Some super cool Hammy's

Is the one a jump-hour Webster?
by HamiltonIllinois
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Blind man’s cushion
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Re: Blind man’s cushion

Nookster wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:09 am
Check out what I found over the weekend. Rick, you will love this.

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I DO! :)
by HamiltonIllinois
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Blind man’s cushion
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Re: Blind man’s cushion

I wonder if there was a cottage industry converting dials for the blind? These both seem long before 1939, and are also far different than the design in the 1939 Hamilton papers discussing a blind mans watch. I DO know that such watches exist (not by Hamilton, necessarily) as I saw one in 1986... as...
by HamiltonIllinois
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Exploding Hastings, opinions??
Replies: 11
Views: 825

Re: Exploding Hastings, opinions??

The 1's (1, 10, 11, 12) are also different. But, the illustration from the advertisements is not a photograph, but merely a drawing. It kind of makes no sense that this dial would have serifs on every number and also on the Hamilton font but not on the number 1, does it? Who knows how correct this i...
by HamiltonIllinois
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Exploding Hastings, opinions??
Replies: 11
Views: 825

Re: Exploding Hastings, opinions??

We know that Hamilton contracted-out quite a few dials to Stern, Flukinger, plus I think a few casemakers, and likely others too. I also have a feeling that some plates might have made and re-made as to cause dials to appear slightly different over time -- there are too many slight Tonneau dial vari...