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Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:23 pm
by XX-Pat
Hi all,

What a tremendous forum! I have my grandfather's Hamilton that I am trying to identify. It is the watch that seeded my love of all things horological. Growing up, I was taught that the mark of becoming a man was a good watch and a good pen, and some day I would inherit this watch, which ultimately came into my possession. It was in bad shape then, with a cracked crystal and corroded movement. But I recently had it restored by Steven Hale in Mayfair, and it is is now working flawlessly.

A little history... My grandfather worked for GM in the US for most of his life, and he received this gold-filled Hamilton in honor of 25 years of service (engraved on the back). As he was a tool and dye maker at GM during WWII, this watch cannot be be newer than the mid-60's. And since he was born in the early 1900's, it may even be 10 or more years older than that.

If anyone could help determine its provenance, I would be very grateful. It's an important family heirloom, and the more we can learn about it, the more we can appreciate our family history.


Thanks in advance!

Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:10 am
by coronado
Looks like a "Brockton" model from the mid-to-late 1950s. It is 10K solid gold. I've seen a number of these presented by GM. Very nice watch!

Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:09 am
by sergiocube
I recently bought this watch online. I was given no collateral information from the seller. After googling for a while I still came up with nothing so I hope y'all can help.
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Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:27 pm
by XX-Pat
coronado wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:10 am
Looks like a "Brockton" model from the mid-to-late 1950s. It is 10K solid gold. I've seen a number of these presented by GM. Very nice watch!
Thank you very much for your help!

I did a little follow-up research on the Brockton, and the model name should hopefully be engraved on the inside of the case to enable confirmation: http://www.hamiltonchronicles.com/2014/ ... ckton.html

With any luck, I should be able to confirm at my next service. Much appreciated.

Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:38 pm
by nettoche
Hi everyone.
I can't identify this watch.
Looks like the 1968 Thin-o-matic TM-2800, but mine's 10k. At least that's what it's written in the back.
Can you help me?
Thx!

Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:06 pm
by jkjoller
Two questions:
1) Can someone tell me what model Hamilton this is?
2) I think its a cool looking watch and would like to get it cleaned and a new crystal. Anyone know where I can do this?

PS bought it at a garage sale for $5...i think that's a deal?

Thanks.

Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:15 am
by cb333
After looking through the catalogs and not finding it, I am not sure how "vintage" this watch is. I can say it is at least 10 years old. (That's how long I have had it). I got it second hand, and it was probably already 10 years old at that point. Thank you for any help identifying this watch.

More info:
Case #: 8701
made in Hong Kong
stainless steel base metal

955. 112 movement, 7 jewels

I have yet to see a dial like this. It seems to be textured with a repeating pyramid pattern.
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Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:45 pm
by Nookster
Hamilton didn't make anything made in Hong Kong. America or Switzerland.

Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:18 am
by HandyDan
Nookster wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:45 pm
Hamilton didn't make anything made in Hong Kong. America or Switzerland.
Huh? :?

Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:10 pm
by Nookster
meaning Hamilton Watches were made in the USA or Switzerland, not in Hong Kong.