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#1 Post by BigDDD » Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:06 pm

Hello,

I have been haunting this forum for quite a while and decided to jump in. The only Hamilton watch that I own is what I believe is a "Ericsson" from the 30's. A little research about the person it was presented to: It seems that he was a promenant Green Bay Area business man. If I got his identification correct, he would've made a very important trip to Nova Scotia in May of 1912. This special trip was made to claim his brother's body, who perished on the Titanic.

The watch was found in a little junk drawer of my mother's. I almost threw it away! I had a guy who works out of his house get it back into presentable condition. I sure enjoy do enjoy it, along with a 1950's Boulevard that my Dad bought many years ago when he was in the Army. I also enjoy looking at all the beautiful examples that are posted in this forum.

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#2 Post by retroworx » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:43 am

Welcome, and thanks for introducing yourself!
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#3 Post by afire » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:05 am

Almost threw away an Ericsson. Now that would have been a costly mistake.
Real men wear small watches.

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#4 Post by watchdoc » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:44 am

Welcome, and I'm surprised I'm the only one asking this.................Could you please post pictures? :roll:
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#5 Post by Nookster » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:56 am

It's a great watch, very cool indeed. A keeper!
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#6 Post by BigDDD » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:24 pm

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#7 Post by Nookster » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:42 am

Great watch, enjoy it!!
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#8 Post by BigDDD » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:11 pm

I apologize for the slightly crude photos.

The back of the "Ericsson" says:

To V. I. Minihan
From Green Bay Federated Trades Council
2 - 15 - 34

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#9 Post by Nookster » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:18 pm

BigDDD wrote:
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:11 pm
I apologize for the slightly crude photos.

The back of the "Ericsson" says:

To V. I. Minihan
From Green Bay Federated Trades Council
2 - 15 - 34
Green bay stamps in going to hound you for that watch....LOL
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#10 Post by scranger » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:42 am

According to information found on Ancestry.com, Victor Ivan Minihan was editor of the Green Bay Press Herald. He was born 2 Jun 1881, Chilton, WI, and died 5 Aug 1954, Egg Harbor, WI.

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