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by coronado
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Struck Gold Again...
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: Struck Gold Again...

Gorgeous watch!

If you ever want to sell or trade it, please let me know.
by coronado
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Square Hamilton Dial with Second Hand at 9. What do I have?
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Square Hamilton Dial with Second Hand at 9. What do I have?

It has been refinished, but the dial blank looks to be an original Hamilton. Should be for a 986 or 986A movement.
by coronado
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Help me learn: why re-dails are mostly ok here?
Replies: 15
Views: 389

Re: Help me learn: why re-dails are mostly ok here?

Thank you, afire! Hamilton collectors, do you know if all 1930s solid gold Hamiltons used this process? At the moment I'm only looking at pre-war solid gold watches with 982 movement. All of the pre-war gold and platinum 982 watches had inlaid enamel dials except for the black Dunkirk, Allison, Fos...
by coronado
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin Solid Gold E-4
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Elgin Solid Gold E-4

Rare watch.

I've only found 2 or 3 in 20 years of searching
by coronado
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Unusual 980?
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Unusual 980?

The earliest ones were marked 980 on the balance cock as yours is, up through the first 60,000 or so.
by coronado
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: What is this?

It's a Legionnaire 405.
by coronado
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Omega Watch Forum
Topic: Need Help Identifying Vintage Omega
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: Need Help Identifying Vintage Omega

There is an option when you post to add an attachment... below the text box... click on the "Attachments" button. Click on "Add File" that and then select your photo. Once the small green status bar fills out, then select "Place Inline" and it should appear in your post. You can always preview the p...
by coronado
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Hacking Movements
Replies: 20
Views: 1519

Re: Hacking Movements

No, the 748 movement doesn't hack.

The 748 was used in the 14K gold Secometer C (1949), which has a different and larger case than the earlier Secometer (1946) with the 987S hacking movement.
by coronado
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Post Your Favorite Hamilton Purchase of 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2255

Re: Post Your Favorite Hamilton Purchase of 2018

Mirabile dictu , I didn't purchase a Hamilton in 2018! (Probably the first year thus since I started collecting 20 years ago.) However, I bought a better dial for my Rutledge (thanks, Mark), and a better strap for my Ardmore. Adam, when your Ardmore dial was refinished the applied gold markers in t...
by coronado
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Rose Gold Townsman Hands
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Re: Rose Gold Townsman Hands

I suspect the hands should match the color of the dial markers... what color are they?

None of the early pink Elgins (1940s) had pink hands, but the same may not hold true for the scant few 1950s pink models.