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Re: Hamilton Boxes

#71 Post by inatime » Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:56 pm

Now that's a cool box!
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#72 Post by Mugea » Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:59 am

retroworx wrote:Martin, I've been caught out a few times with the ladies box as well — the man's box is approximately 5 inches wide.

This is my favorite style Hamilton box — wish they were used with Electrics!
Susan,

well, the seller descriped the box as being 5 inches wide - in fact, it's only 4 1/3 inches wide..... oh well. But I like this box anyway...

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#73 Post by retroworx » Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:52 am

Mugea wrote:[But I like this box anyway...
Indeed! And you can actually get many men's watches in there, especially of they are on display and the lid does not need to be closed. ;)
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Re: Hamilton Boxes

#74 Post by retroworx » Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:10 am

inatime wrote:Now that's a cool box!
It certainly is!

Here again is my vote for coolest box ever. (The hunt for this one is what actually started this whole box thread, if I recall. . . .)
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It gets a bit confusing:

This is the very first box used upon the release of Electrics (Ventura, Van Horn*) and was repurposed from the boxes used in the Masterpiece line. It was used for only a few months before shifting to the long version of the more familiar brown clamshell box with the angled watch insert. No atomic design box was used for Electrics, with the EXCEPTION of this box with the "Electric" sash.

If it does not have this sash, it is not an Electric box.


*Maybe Spectra as well? I have seen a Spectra in this box, but by the time of the Spectra release, which is later than Ventura and Van Horn, the box may have been updated? Rene will know the exact timelines better than I. . . .)
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Re: Hamilton Boxes

#75 Post by Mugea » Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:29 am

retroworx wrote: Here again is my vote for coolest box ever.
I agree! And 2nd place (for my opinion) goes to the asymmetric box for the thin-o-matic you showed stuffed with a T-403….. makes me envy…. really. I own a T-403, but getting this box will be a challenge, I fear.

BTW: you haven’t posted photos of your thin-o-matic box with the T-403 here in this thread. Could you please post photos of it here also?

Question regarding your “space bar”: is there present “Patent pending” on the back also – or a patent number?

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#76 Post by retroworx » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:49 am

Mugea wrote:BTW: you haven’t posted photos of your thin-o-matic box with the T-403 here in this thread. Could you please post photos of it here also?
Ah, I hadn't realized it was missing. Here ya go. :)
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I own a T-403, but getting this box will be a challenge, I fear.
Keep plugging — they're out there. ;)
Question regarding your “space bar”: is there present “Patent pending” on the back also – or a patent number?
You mean the Ventura box? Just says "patent Pending" with no number. Same for the Masterpiece version. . . .
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Re: Hamilton Boxes

#77 Post by Mugea » Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:17 am

Hi Susan,

thanks for showing your boxed T-403s – so, you have both versions - BOXED? Wow…

Yes, I was after your Ventura box. OK, “Patent Pending” only. Thanks.

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Re: Hamilton Boxes

#78 Post by inatime » Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:03 am

Yousa, I'm not sure which one gets my 1st place vote. They are all so cool.
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#79 Post by retroworx » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:02 am

Mugea wrote:thanks for showing your boxed T-403s
Any excuse to show them off. ;) :lol:
inatime wrote:Yousa, I'm not sure which one gets my 1st place vote. They are all so cool.
They are, aren't they? And yet inexplicably, the ones that follow — the common "clamshells" — are (in my opinion) completely uninspired in both shape, color and material. Bah humbug. :P
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Re: Hamilton Boxes

#80 Post by Mugea » Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:20 am

Found that one - the complete story about the Atomic boxes. I think, this article fits perfectly in the thread.
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I highlighted some of the interesting points.

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