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#341 Post by stales » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:39 pm

Dave - Wondering what's the board's policy on adding pics. If they are in the public space and accredited here are they OK to use?

Reason for asking is that I spotted a 61008-4 here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/183559445961 and noted that this model is not in the current photo catalogue
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#342 Post by MacWatch » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:28 pm

Hi there, just wondering when this watch may have been manufactured ? Hamilton 8428 Quartz. Thanks :roll:
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#343 Post by cd5454 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:03 am

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Hi,

I was wondering if you could help me identify this Hamilton watch that belonged to my dad and before him to my grandfather. I have looked the photos and have not seen it there.
Thank you,
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Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.

#344 Post by afire » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:29 am

It's a 1920s ladies' cushion model. It first shows up in the 1924 catalog:
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And by 1928 with sub-seconds like yours:
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The engraving pattern is different from the catalog image, but I've seen it before, so I'm guessing it's the original case and not aftermarket.

At that time, both the men's and ladies' watches used the same 6/0 size movement and were comparably sized. And engraving like that wouldn't have been out of place on a men's watch in the 1920s. But what sets it apart as a ladies watch are the wire lugs intended for a silk ribbon strap rather than solid lugs utilizing spring bars. But people can and do fit more masculine straps to them and wear them as men's watches. There are also open-ended leather straps that will work with wire lugs, such as THESE:
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Real men wear small watches.

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Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.

#345 Post by cd5454 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:04 pm

Thank you so much for your help. Just goes to show that family lore is often wrong! My mother did tell me it originally had a silk strap band. Do you know or anyplace that sells bands like the original one?

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#346 Post by afire » Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:52 am

cd5454 wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:04 pm
Do you know or anyplace that sells bands like the original one?
Oh, if only it were that easy. Most of the complete ribbon bands that you find for sale were made with end attachments intended to hook onto watches with little loop lugs.

The band:
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The type of watch to which it attaches:
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On watches like yours, it's a do it yourself job. The ribbon was sewn onto one lug, a clasp receiver slid onto it, then looped through the other lug and finally the other half of the clasp sewn onto the other end. Sounds complicated, but when you see it, it's obvious. So, what you need to get your hands on is a roll of black grosgrain ribbon of a width that will fit your lugs (I'm guessing about 12mm or 1/2"). Then a clasp for that size of ribbon that looks like this:
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They turn up on eBay if you keep an eye out. I'm not seeing any loose ones in white currently, but sooner or later, one will show up if you check for "ribbon" and "clasp" or "ribbon" and "buckle" in the wristwatch band category periodically. You may end up having to buy a complete strap to get a clasp. With that, all you need to do is a little sewing. Sounds daunting, but really isn't that hard. You just have to be patient about getting the clasp.
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Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.

#347 Post by Luckycaneuser » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:24 am

Can anyone help me identify this watch.
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Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.

#348 Post by Anlina » Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:28 am

Hi!

Anyone know what this men's watch is? Thank you!
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#349 Post by vintagehamiltons » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:28 am

Anlina wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:28 am
Hi!

Anyone know what this men's watch is? Thank you! Hamilton 2.JPG
It's their Boulton model which was produced from about 1939 to the early 60s, except 1941-1945 because of WWII. There are more Boulton's around than any other Hamilton wristwatch.
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Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.

#350 Post by Anlina » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:47 pm

Much appreciated, Tom! It's 14K gold filled. By any chance, do you
have an idea of its value?

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