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#221 Post by Dogscout » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:02 am

Dave wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:57 pm
I think that one is the Dateline A-578 although the catalog image shows an extra line of script. The extra line of script looks like it says Estoril which I suspect was one of the ways that Hamilton marked import models in the American catalogs. Since you suggest that this one was originally sold in Europe, that might account for the extra line of script not being there (not being sold as a US import). Having said that, the catalog images often have some details that don't exactly match the examples we see in the wild so I still believe it is the A-578.
I just got it serviced and the watchmaker showed me the movement which says 64A 21 jewels but no manufacturers logo. The watchmaker also said that hamilton would often order movements from others and not have the actual makers name or swiss mfg. code on them, then sell them as a hamilton mvmt.

So now I know a little bit more, I got it serviced and I'll wear it occasionally and try to learn more about it as I find great information like this site. Thanks again Dave.

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Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.

#222 Post by pbahrik » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:55 am

Does anybody have any info on this one please? It says 10k on the back
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#223 Post by HandyDan » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:14 am

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Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.

#224 Post by pbahrik » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:18 am

Sorry about that. Hopefully this one is bigger. Of course I need to put the hand back on :roll:
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#225 Post by mrcardigan » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:00 pm

I was going to suggest a Gardner, with extra applied jewels, but then saw the sunken seconds dial. Damn photobucket and back again for ruining our master photo thread!

Maybe an M110-1 with redial and jewels???

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#226 Post by pbahrik » Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:43 pm

Ah ok. Thanks Andy C

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#227 Post by mrb43 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:34 pm

See attached.

10K Gold filled
Wadsworth Case Patented 5-3-27
3cm X 4 cm in outside dimension
Model 987A
Serial Number 055542

Can anyone tell me what model this is and when it was manufactured?

Thank you!
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#228 Post by vintagehamiltons » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:39 pm

mrb43 wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:34 pm
See attached.

10K Gold filled
Wadsworth Case Patented 5-3-27
3cm X 4 cm in outside dimension
Model 987A
Serial Number 055542

Can anyone tell me what model this is and when it was manufactured?

Thank you!

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It's what we collectors call a frankenwatch. It's a Watson case with a Webster dial. Also, the hands are wrong.
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Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.

#229 Post by mrb43 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:01 am

Thank you for the information.

It's a Hamilton Watch - yes? It says so on the inside of the movement.

If so, does the Serial Number indicate when the watch was originally manufactured?

Thank you in advance....

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#230 Post by HandyDan » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:26 pm

I don't know if I would so far as to call it a franken but as Tom said, it's a Watson with a slightly incorrect dial. It could be refinished to look original and it was probably already refinished once, but with the Webster pattern. The hands are typically "spear" hands.

The Watson has a slightly more detailed seconds register. Here's an example.

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and here's a Webster. Websters also have a more detailed case but both models take the same crystal.

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The serial number of the movement dates it to 1938 - totally appropriate for a Watson. It starts with an O ("oh") rather than a zero.
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