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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: 17
Views: 1143

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: 758

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: 278

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: 467

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: 831

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: 2058

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: 39
Views: 4217

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: 399

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.
by coronado
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: American Watch Forum
Topic: Genuine Benrus Sky Chief??
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: Genuine Benrus Sky Chief??

Neat watch! There were several different case style and dial combinations with these. Yours appears to be correct.

Finding a crown shouldn't be a big problem.
by coronado
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: What model is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Re: What model is this?

It's a Legionnaire 402 from 1929.
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