Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.

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#291 Post by salbennelli » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:51 am

Recently took possession of my grandfather's old watch. It has a cheap Speidel band and keeps time for about 30 minutes but then stalls. I am guessing no real value but thought better to confirm with the experts first. Thanks, Sal
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#292 Post by mrcardigan » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:05 pm

That's a perfectly nice Engraved Barrel, from 1927-30.
See Dan's blog...
http://www.hamiltonchronicles.com/2012/ ... l.html?m=1

One of my favourites, not hugely valuable, but a really nice daily wearer, and one that I think everyone should have in their collection. Really nice dial as well.

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#293 Post by vintagehamiltons » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:10 am

salbennelli wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:51 am
Recently took possession of my grandfather's old watch. It has a cheap Speidel band and keeps time for about 30 minutes but then stalls. I am guessing no real value but thought better to confirm with the experts first. Thanks, Sal
As is, could sell for $200-$300 to a collector because the case is so nice.
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Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.

#294 Post by salbennelli » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:07 am

Thanks so much for the information and resource. Very helpful! Perhaps I will take it to a local vintage watch repair shop and see if they can get it working properly and bring it out for dress occasions.

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#295 Post by Mkaysea » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:41 am

I'm new to the forum, and apologize if I haven't searched well enough to find the answer to my question in any of the other threads. I checked through the photo ID thread, and browsed a few others to see if I could identify the watch in the attached images, but didn't find a matching cushion shape/ style. The watch is a family heirloom piece, given as a retirement gift to a no-deceased family member. The back of the case is engraved, so I cannot identify any model numbers or information from that. It appears to be, stylistically, 60's-early 70's from what I've seen of Hamilton's model lineup during that time, but I'm not extensively familiar with Hamilton's model history.

Any help would be great- not looking to sell it, so much as to better understand the history of the watch.

Thanks!
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Electric Pacer or Ventura?

#296 Post by adambravo » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:56 am

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So... my late dad’s watch has numbers like an electric Pacer but the ‘resistor’ symbol running thru the middle like an electric Ventura. Can’t find a matching image with both features...

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#297 Post by Frobob » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:35 am

It’s a Pacer that’s been refinished with the die for a Ventura dial.

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#298 Post by HandyDan » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:06 pm

No, the dial has applied gold numerals and markers... they are solid gold and "riveted" on with little posts that go through holes in the dial.

The dial refinisher pushes them out (from behind) to refinish the dial and then presses them back on when the paint's dry. The trick is to get the printing to line up with the holes and to get the markers back into position pointing the right direction.
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#299 Post by HandyDan » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:08 pm

adambravo wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:11 pm
So... are the hour markers (in this case, the numbers and triangles) attached to the glass, while the dial (with the resistor graphic) is separate?
Weird, my answer shows up before your question ... am I good or what? :lol:
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Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.

#300 Post by adambravo » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:11 pm

So... are the hour markers (in this case, the numbers and triangles) attached to the glass, while the dial (with the resistor graphic) is separate?

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