Is it possible that this is a man's watch?

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Is it possible that this is a man's watch?

#1 Post by Gabe » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:28 am

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Re: Is it possible that this is a man's watch?

#2 Post by mrtoad » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:29 pm

Yes, indeed, this is a man's watch: it's the "Finalist Deco". It was generally advertised as a man's watch, though there is a single example of a solid-gold "Finalist Deco" that was custom ordered from the factory and inscribed as a father's gift to his daughter.

Your watch appears to have a "sparkle dial", which is much sought by collectors. (There is a discussion of these dials in Fred's new book.)

The movement like the "Chesterfield" in the adjacent post (viewtopic.php?f=16&t=12327) uses the 12-size 207 movement. This movement may have been one of the things Hamilton was looking for when they bought Illinois; they modified it, called it a "Hamilton 401", and used it in their "Explorer Series" of watches.

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Re: Is it possible that this is a man's watch?

#3 Post by GJH » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:32 am

mrtoad wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:29 pm
Yes, indeed, this is a man's watch: it's the "Finalist Deco". It was generally advertised as a man's watch, though there is a single example of a solid-gold "Finalist Deco" that was custom ordered from the factory and inscribed as a father's gift to his daughter.

Your watch appears to have a "sparkle dial", which is much sought by collectors. (There is a discussion of these dials in Fred's new book.)

The movement like the "Chesterfield" in the adjacent post (viewtopic.php?f=16&t=12327) uses the 12-size 207 movement. This movement may have been one of the things Hamilton was looking for when they bought Illinois; they modified it, called it a "Hamilton 401", and used it in their "Explorer Series" of watches.
Here is the Solid gold one...

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