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by tse
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Dear EBay Sellers:
Replies: 281
Views: 52688

Re: Dear EBay Sellers:

Still one of the best places to buy watches, can't beat the place!! For sure. Sometimes these uninformative and bad photos hide real bargains. My little collection has grown faster than expected because several watches I bought for practice very cheaply ($20) because of bad photos, turned out to be...
by tse
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: What's the story with the 980i and H980 movements?
Replies: 11
Views: 2064

Re: What's the story with the 980i and H980 movements?

That dial looks like Whitman (see also Boone).
by tse
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: crystal cement UV cure in sunlight?
Replies: 2
Views: 391

crystal cement UV cure in sunlight?

I'm finishing up my first few restoration projects by installing new glass crystals. I got this UV-cure cement: http://www.esslinger.com/watch-crystal-glue-clear-ultraviolet-adhesives-uv-2-ml-with-precision-applicator-tip/ Not having an artificial source of UV, I tried a small test with sunlight tod...
by tse
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Gladstone luminous hands
Replies: 8
Views: 757

Re: Gladstone luminous hands

Thanks Dan. This is the first three-piece case I've acquired and I was a little baffled at first, taking it apart, until I saw those screws. Looking for the set spring lever at a parts house, I see this part said to fit all 987x models but that looks wrong to me. I don't see this part in the 987F. I...
by tse
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Gladstone luminous hands
Replies: 8
Views: 757

Gladstone luminous hands

I recently acquired this 1930 Gladstone, correctly described as not running. The WGF case is in nearly perfect shape but the dial needs to be redone. My question is, what can be done with those hands? They are in near-perfect condition except for the missing infill material, whatever that was (?). I...
by tse
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: mainspring question
Replies: 1
Views: 252

mainspring question

Most of my growing collection is from 1935-41 with 980-982-982M movements. So far I have been lucky that upon receipt most have run more than 40 hours on a full wind, but I need a couple of mainsprings and want to have a couple of spares. The parts catalog (thanks Dan) lists three part numbers (Dyna...
by tse
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: franken?
Replies: 4
Views: 468

franken?

Being new, I'm not sure if there is a protocol on this forum regarding items currently listed on eBay. If I am out of line here would one of the moderators please just delete this. Is this a franken? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Hamilton-1939-Winthrop-Model-With-Fancy-Two-Tone-Gold-Dial/322619970...
by tse
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: question re: dials
Replies: 0
Views: 291

question re: dials

One more newcomer question and I will stop with the newcomer business. Is there a document or resource somewhere that describes what the different dial finish designations mean? I'm clear that finish E is the common silver finish that I would describe as a "brushed" finish. I.D. has done four of the...
by tse
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Regretting a sale.
Replies: 30
Views: 2359

Re: Regretting a sale.

Back in 2012 I made the mistake of laying out all of the watches I had restored. As I basked upon the vast treasure that had been accumulated my wife walked in. I think her reaction could not have been worse if she caught me with another woman, as when she saw the arrangement of 175+ watches strewn...
by tse
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: questions re: hands
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: questions re: hands

Thanks Dan. I remember now seeing the parts manual on your blog but had forgotten about it.