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 Post subject: Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:52 pm 
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Actually, it is that old.

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 Post subject: Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.
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vintagehamiltons wrote:
Actually, it is that old.


So, you guys think it's a redialed Sherwood from 1961? That would definitely mean it was that way when given to my Dad. Weird. He was a clergy, and this was given to him by the men's club of a religious institution. You wouldn't think they would buy a used, refinished piece, have it engraved and give it to him, but you guys are the experts.

I guess I can't figure out exactly how old it is, at least without seeing the movement. Well, luckily, I'm not worried about it if it's a redial--it still has the same sentimental value.

Thank you for your responses; if anyone has any additional thoughts, I'd welcome them.


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 Post subject: Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.
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It's identical to the 1961-62 Sherwood M except for the woodgrain dial. Can't say for sure the dial has been refinished; it looks original to me. Possibly an alternate that was available?

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 Post subject: Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.
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vintagehamiltons wrote:
It's identical to the 1961-62 Sherwood M except for the woodgrain dial. Can't say for sure the dial has been refinished; it looks original to me. Possibly an alternate that was available?

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Well, as namespetra pointed out, the seconds subdial markings are longer on mine, but otherwise it does seem quite similar. But someone would have to go to a lot of trouble to exactly match the other markers and numerals. Here's the only picture of one I could find on the net.


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 Post subject: Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.
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I'm not a Hamilton expert, but just from hanging out on this board, I've gained the impression that the awards department routinely offered variations of stock or even out-of-production models. Since this was a inscribed gift from an organization, doesn't that seem like a plausible explanation?

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 Post subject: Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.
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It's a variation of the Aldrich, which originally came out in the late 1950s. In 1960, the Aldrich case with a textured dial became the Romanesque M, and in 1961 with the wood dial, the Sherwood M.

This variation uses the Aldrich case, but with a less complicated dial than the original Aldrich. I think most of the examples I've seen of this variation have been award watches.

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 Post subject: Re: Post Your Mystery Hamiltons Here.
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Yes, this was an award watch, so that seems like the most likely explanation. The next time it needs servicing, I will ask them to take some movement pictures, as I'm still curious about when it was made. Clearly, by the one for sale I posted earlier that had a 1966 inscription, this would have been available for quite a while. I appreciate everyone's comments as I try to unravel the mystery!


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Didn't see this in the catalogs - either post 1977 or (as I believe) one of the export models

also posted in WRUW with more info


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 Post subject: Please help identify this Hamilton
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ok Dave I can't find it......please help me Identify The movement says 679 I bought this for my son who has just started collecting. Any info you can provide I appreciate.


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 Post subject: Re: Please help identify this Hamilton
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ok Dave I can't find it......please help me Identify The movement says 679 I bought this for my son who has just started collecting. Any info you can provide I appreciate.

Accumatic IX-B (1961). You can find details on Dan's blog here: http://www.hamiltonchronicles.com/2014/ ... -ix-b.html

This does answer one question we had, i.e. which movement the IX-B used. The IX used the grade 672 like the earlier Accumatics.

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