Hamilton Oval on Ebay.

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Hamilton Oval on Ebay.

#1 Post by mrcardigan » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:31 pm

So, did anyone on this forum get this watch???
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Ebay ID 142829121983

I was watching this auction with interest, but can't buy any more watches at the moment, so would love to see it restored (difficult, missing the case back!)

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#2 Post by Nookster » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:17 am

I did, I don't have a back, but at one point one will show up.
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Re: Hamilton Oval on Ebay.

#3 Post by vintagehamiltons » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:17 pm

So, I just checked and there are 3D printers that use 14K gold for the material. Or, they can use the model to make a metal casting and then plate it. Send the company a model, they give you an estimate. It would be awesome for watch case parts.

https://www.shapeways.com/materials/
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#4 Post by mrcardigan » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:29 pm

Good to hear, Mark. It looks like a lovely example. I will look forward to seeing the finished article when a case back finally makes an appearance. Congrats.

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#5 Post by afire » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:08 am

vintagehamiltons wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:17 pm
So, I just checked and there are 3D printers that use 14K gold for the material. Or, they can use the model to make a metal casting and then plate it. Send the company a model, they give you an estimate. It would be awesome for watch case parts.

https://www.shapeways.com/materials/
That is awesome. I wish they had been around the last time I had a solid gold bezel disappear in the mail.
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Re: Hamilton Oval on Ebay.

#6 Post by Gabe » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:46 am

So if I have a Waltham (not a Hamilton) that needs a case back
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and I have a picture of the case back off of https://pocketwatchdatabase.com
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do you think I could try taking an impression of the back using something like a modeling clay to send to https://www.shapeways.com and get a steel case back made?

I'm not a Luddite but I just have a hard time believing it would snap on as it should.

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#7 Post by Nookster » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:43 am

Try putting in parts needed forum, maybe someone will see it there.
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Re: Hamilton Oval on Ebay.

#8 Post by afire » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:26 am

Gabe wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:46 am
do you think I could try taking an impression of the back using something like a modeling clay to send to https://www.shapeways.com and get a steel case back made?

I'm not a Luddite but I just have a hard time believing it would snap on as it should.
I would share that concern, but if it's close enough maybe a little tweaking could get it to snap on properly. Or maybe even that wouldn't be necessary. But I have the feeling that a clay impression wouldn't be precise enough. If you could get somebody to loan you the correct back, maybe they could scan it to make an exact copy.
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#9 Post by Nookster » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:02 am

I discourage to making a bogus back of the case. The numerals will never look correct, they are stamped and being cast will never look the same.
If you have the back of the case, take it to a jeweler and have them tweek it, they can make it fit.
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