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by coronado
Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:12 am
Forum: Elgin Watch Forum
Topic: Lady and the Tiger
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: Lady and the Tiger

Here's the last one I restored. These typically came with pale green gold plated hands. Many Elgin ladies models came with these same hands, so they are fairly easy to find on parts movements listed on eBay. The catalog illustration from 1929 show the watch with a simple, plain crown. Locating the c...
by coronado
Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:57 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch ID Forum
Topic: Not sure about this but...
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Not sure about this but...

The Contour was first offered by Hamilton in the summer of 1938. And you are correct, your movement is from around 1938. The watch was pictured in the 1938 and 1939 catalogs, although it was likely sold for several years afterward. The patent date in the caseback doesn't relate to when the case was ...
by coronado
Tue May 03, 2022 3:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: International Dial news
Replies: 12
Views: 463

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: 208

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: 147

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: 234

Re: Hands Compatibility Question

Yes.
by coronado
Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Hamilton Pocket Watches
Topic: Platinum Masterpiece
Replies: 2
Views: 410

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: 267

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: 418

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: 614

Re: Campus model latest acquisition

Yes, the white gold colored hands are the correct ones.