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 Post subject: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:59 pm 
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Please post your mystery Hamilton watches here. Please post only if all other catalog, photo thread searches and forum discussion has failed to identify the model. This way, we will be able to isolate the unknown models for future reference if new reference material becomes available.

I'll start. This one is unmarked case material/ssb and is marked 80034-4. I have no idea what to call it.

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 Post subject: Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:12 pm 
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An unidentified pair of his/hers watches? 770 grade movements and 10k rolled gold plate cases.


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Another 10k rolled gold plate Hamilton with a 770 grade movement. It has "22 JEWELS" inscribed on the dial like the 1969 "Coin" and other unidentified period watches.


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 Post subject: Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.
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posted this in the "August Incoming" topic yesterday

this dateline automatic looks like it uses the same case (with a different case #) as one of the watches on page 1 of the master photo thread with the blue dial

my case # 53062
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17 jewels
Automatic
Incabloc

band looks original but is unsigned


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 Post subject: Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:33 am 
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SS case, gold raised numeral dial. I will have to edit particulars in later. I have seen three others exactly like this configuration but, no catalog mention.

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 Post subject: Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.
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Here's a mystery Hamilton. 14K. Nookster also has one; the serial numbers are about 60 apart. 770 movement.
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This is the "no name" Hamilton with a Tiffany & Co. Dial. 14K; 982 movement. Undoubtedly there is a name someplace
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 Post subject: Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.
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I've posted this one before, without getting it identified http://vintagewatchforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=5047. It uses the same case as a Nevin II, but the decoration on the case is entirely different:

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And, for comparison, with a Nevette:

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Both watches use the same movement, but it's crowded in the Nevette, where there's a lot less space.


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 Post subject: Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.
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This unknown and uncatalogued model sports a signed Hamilton 14k gold case. The top bezel has a florentine-style finish. The case, exclusive of the lugs, measures 25mm by 25mm. The lug width is 17.60 mm. The bracelet, which I think may be a factory original, reads "Kestenmade" on its fastener and has a 1/20 gold filled top with a stainless steel back. The watch runs a 731 grade movement. The post that would hold the subsidiary seconds hand appears to have been carefully filed down at the factory so as to accommodate a dial that does not use a seconds hand.


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This watch has a signed Hamilton 14k yellow gold case made by Jonell. The numbers D13403 and 929268 appear on the inside case back. The case measures 22mm square; the length is 30mm with the inclusion of the lugs. The lug width is 18mm. It holds a grade 680, 17j, Swiss movement.

The 1968/69 Thinline 2041 and the 1971 Thinline 2041B look similar. However, the 1970 ST-202B looks closest to me. Since only the ST-202B (without lugs and an integrated 14k bracelet) was apparently catalogued, perhaps Hamilton produced an ST-202 (WITH lugs and either a strap or bracelet) but did not catalogue it.


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 Post subject: Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.
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Here's a mystery automatic that I'd guess was an Accumatic of some sort. It runs a 689.

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 Post subject: Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.
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Been searching for almost a month for some info.. Can't find the model anywhere. Holds a cal 64 ( eta 2452) 21 jewels automatic

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Posted this one in another thread a few weeks back, looking for any information

assume to be 70s..
"Naval" with dateline
17j, Incabloc
Case # 14650

haven't opened the back to see the movement yet

couldn't find it in any catalog


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 Post subject: Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.
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This "mystery" Hamilton has a 10k rolled gold plate bezel and a stainless steel back.

It runs a Swiss 681 grade 17j movement. The case measures 25mm x 25mm, exclusive of the lugs. The lug width is approximately 17mm.


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 Post subject: Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.
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I'm new to the watch collector world and after looking for several days I have been unable to Identify this Hamilton watch. I have not removed the back in fear that I may mess something up my first round.
Any Ideas on the identity of this watch… As you will see it was awarded as a 25 years of service gift in October of 1933.
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 Post subject: Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:17 pm 
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TexasDon wrote:
I'm new to the watch collector world and after looking for several days I have been unable to Identify this Hamilton watch. I have not removed the back in fear that I may mess something up my first round.
Any Ideas on the identity of this watch… As you will see it was awarded as a 25 years of service gift in October of 1933.
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Howdy Partner! ;) ,
And welcome to the forum Don! I don't really collect Hamilton's from this era (the 1950's) but this watch was DEFINITELY NOT made in the 1930's (one of my areas of knowledge), I think that the date on the back is the start date of the recipient's employment , so that would make the production date of the watch around 1958. The case has the J stamp on the left side of the back (I forget the case maker's name, J. Boss?) and indicates that this watch is solid 14K yellow gold. I know that the solid 18KYG diamond logo (all of the dots and dashes are solid 18K as well, but not any of the hands) under the word Hamilton on the dial, means that the movement is the 22 jewel, 770 calibre movement which many feel was the finest that Hamilton ever produced for a wrist watch. It was only available during the 1950's,
I am looking at the 1958 Hamilton catalog (on this website) and I don't quite see an exact match for your watch. What looks like the closest one is the "Paige", the only difference that I can see is that on your watch the dial has a "sunken" sub-seconds register and the catalog illustration shows that area to be flat, not sunken.
I'm sure that one of our members familiar with this era will post a comment and properly ID your watch!
You have great instincts for not attempting to open the back of the watch. If you don't know how to work on watches, DO NOT TRY!!! It's not like fooling around with a car or other mechanical objects as watches are extremely small and sensitive machines. The lightest of touches and knowing what goes where and why is a prerequisite to even attempt working on them. They are too easily damaged, so leave it to a professional. Enjoy that watch and you will find that there are lots of really nice and knowledgeable folks here that are willing to help!

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 Post subject: Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.
PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:57 pm 
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Welcome to the forum. 8-)

That is definitely a Paige, cataloged from 1956 to 1958. The only example we have in our photo thread also has the sunken sub-seconds. Some slight details like this are not exactly as pictured in the catalog line drawings. The J represents the Jonell watch case company, a supplier of watch cases to Hamilton.

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 Post subject: Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.
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Thank you all so much for helping identify my Hamilton piece… Y'all are awesome…
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 Post subject: Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.
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I found this watch that belonged to my Grandfather. It is inscribed on the back and appears to be given to him for 25 years of service to his company. I appreciate any information.


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