June Incoming 2018

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June Incoming 2018

#1 Post by Just 1 More » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:29 am

You don't come around a 1955 Topper-A with it's Original Kreisler bracelet of course being the Bracelet guy I had to have it in my collection :lol:

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#2 Post by Just 1 More » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:54 pm

Thanks to Tom (Namespetra) I was able to match the JB Champion to his ( now mine) Dateline A-477 this Dateline and a few others have very narrow lug widths and the bracelet that goes with these watches are very unique in that the bracelet sits on top of the lugs and have special taps that prevent the band from lifting up this style of bracelet by far are the hardest to collect as a bonus I shot a pic with his sister the Dateline A-588 Enjoy
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#3 Post by GreenBayStamps » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:34 am

New for the bracelet library and new to me and great little watch!

65' Dateline T-480 with a Champion bracelet
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#4 Post by mrcardigan » Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:03 pm

Just 1 More wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:29 am
You don't come around a 1955 Topper-A with it's Original Kreisler bracelet of course being the Bracelet guy I had to have it in my collection :lol:

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How come the links in the catalogue appear to be the other way up to yours, I.e. Look like W's instead of M's and vice versa?

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#5 Post by mrtoad » Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:44 pm

I think that the Hamilton-Illinois catalog drawings do not always match the actual bracelets that showed up on the watches. The catalog image you show comes from p. 32 of the 1955 Hamilton catalog. If you look across to p. 33, you will see the Debonaire Model E with the links facing the way they are in the photograph. The other two years the Topper models were cataloged, they had different bracelets entirely.

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