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by coronado
Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL!
Replies: 28
Views: 5236

Re: SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL!

vintagehamiltons wrote:What's remarkable is that he's seen two of the twenty-six produced. :o
I owned both of them at one point.
by coronado
Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: This is Probably Old News But Just in Case .......
Replies: 10
Views: 2350

Re: This is Probably Old News But Just in Case .......

He has copied information and photos verbatim from other people's websites... including mine.
by coronado
Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: June Incoming... Show'em Here
Replies: 58
Views: 13332

Re: June Incoming... Show'em Here

Yep, the version with the 2-piece case made by S&W seems to be later and scarcer than earlier version with the hinged case made by Solidarity. I've only seen the two-piece case in yellow, never seen one in white.
by coronado
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Chicago 1928
Replies: 13
Views: 2782

Re: Chicago 1928

"The old man's still an artist with a Thompson." Miller's Crossing is one of my 10 favorite movies. The Thompson is a honey of a gun... it's heavy weight makes it relatively easy to control in full auto compared to some others. Also makes it less likely you'll break the balance staff on your Hamilto...
by coronado
Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Chicago 1928
Replies: 13
Views: 2782

Re: Chicago 1928

The Thompson belongs to a friend, he acquired it pre-ban and has all the attendant legal paperwork.

It is full auto... I shot it yesterday... wearing the Oval.
by coronado
Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Chicago 1928
Replies: 13
Views: 2782

Chicago 1928

Two accessories that any "legitimate businessman" would carry in 1928 Chicago. A 14K solid gold Hamilton Oval and a Thompson Model 1928.
by coronado
Thu May 31, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: anyone here get this one?
Replies: 11
Views: 3054

Re: anyone here get this one?

I had another one of these about 15 years ago. It was actually the third watch I acquired after I started collecting. Funny thing is, I had incredible beginner's luck then: First watch I ever bought was a Hamilton Coronado for $125. Then about a week later I found a 14K Hamilton Donald in an antique...
by coronado
Wed May 30, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: anyone here get this one?
Replies: 11
Views: 3054

Re: anyone here get this one?

I'm sure the caseback is 14K white gold filled.

Sometimes I will see a seller describe a WGF caseback as stainless steel, even though the photos in their auction listing clearly show the markings as 14K white gold fill. Sometimes they overlook the obvious.
by coronado
Wed May 30, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: anyone here get this one?
Replies: 11
Views: 3054

Re: anyone here get this one?

Guilty.

It is a Clubman 454 from around 1931. It is pretty rare, only the fourth one I've seen in 15 years.
by coronado
Tue May 29, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Pinehurst!
Replies: 33
Views: 6139

Re: Pinehurst!

I have several extra exploding dials. I need to upgrade the dials on some of my Meadowbrooks (I have 4 Meadowbrooks, all different). The dials left over may not be very good.