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by coronado
Tue May 03, 2022 3:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: International Dial news
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: International Dial news

Nookster wrote:
Mon May 02, 2022 12:24 pm

Makes my NOS dials desirable and my other refinished ones finally have some value and I can finally sell them.....LOL
For sure. I have several thousand new old stock Elgin dials.
by coronado
Tue May 03, 2022 3:42 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Discussions
Topic: A very special Square Engraved
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: A very special Square Engraved

And the watch on the right is also noteworthy. The first generation Square with an engraved bezel is very rare.
by coronado
Tue Mar 29, 2022 6:08 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Discussions
Topic: Hamilton 0 size prototype.
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Hamilton 0 size prototype.

An 0-size movement is a little larger than Hamilton's 6/0-size movement used in its men's wristwatches during the 1920s.

The 992B movement is a 16 size pocket watch movement... much larger.
by coronado
Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Hamilton Watch Discussions
Topic: Hands Compatibility Question
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Hands Compatibility Question

Yes.
by coronado
Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Hamilton Pocket Watches
Topic: Platinum Masterpiece
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Platinum Masterpiece

This 23-jewel Masterpiece was in a large collection of wrist and pocket watches I bought. There were 5 or 6 platinum pocket watches included. In over 20 years of collecting, this is only the second platinum Hamilton I've owned. IMG_20211115_143843093_copy_811x811.jpg IMG_20211115_143943794_copy_710x...
by coronado
Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Discussions
Topic: Duncan 14K
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Duncan 14K

Yesterday, Nookster and I were talking about 50s watches that you never see. Between the two of us, we've only seen two Duncans. The Duncan was featured in the 1954 and 1955 catalogs along with the equally rare Gregory, with a solid gold bracelet and priced at $400. Evidently the high price justifie...
by coronado
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Elgin looking a litte bit like Hamilton’s Piping Rock: legit?
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Elgin looking a litte bit like Hamilton’s Piping Rock: legit?

I have seen that watch before, it is not a factory-cased Elgin. Nonetheless, it is a beautiful watch and if your dad likes it, he should buy it. For a lot of collectors, the main consideration in adding to their collection is that it is a watch they really like, rather a than fully correct, factory-...
by coronado
Fri Jun 25, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Campus model latest acquisition
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: Campus model latest acquisition

Yes, the white gold colored hands are the correct ones.
by coronado
Wed May 26, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Discussions
Topic: Rutledge case finish
Replies: 25
Views: 1182

Re: Rutledge case finish

I believe the original strap was grey, not tapered, and had a double catch. If anyone has an original band, I have a person looking for one. I've had several 3/4" Hamilton straps and they've all been tapered to 5/8" on the buckle end. The platinum buckle on my Rutledge is 5/8. I've never seen a 3/4...
by coronado
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Discussions
Topic: Is this an original dial? Hamilton Raleigh Black enamel dial
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: Is this an original dial? Hamilton Raleigh Black enamel dial

No, that is a refinished dial. Somewhere along the way, a refinishing company created this "fantasy" dial print which doesn't resemble any of the dials used on the Raleigh. Hamilton had a black numeral dial for the Raleigh, but it looks like this: hralgoth.jpg Also note, this is not an inlaid enamel...