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Hi everyone,

Just thought that I would share my one and only Hamilton with everybody. I picked this up several months ago at a local antique store. It is a nice runner and keeps great time. This model is the Darrell c. 1949.

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The dial is a little weak but the applied numbers are pretty bold. Shows OK on the wrist.

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And very nice it is too.|>
 

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A little Polywatch would do wonders for that crystal. The gold numerals used around that time really stand out!

I love the quiet masculinity of the men's Hamiltons from that time. My 1951 Cedric emits such a tweed-y aura...



 

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You wouldn't happen to have a movement shot of that Cedric would you? I've been keeping an eye out for one and not found one at a price I like yet.
 

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A little Polywatch would do wonders for that crystal. The gold numerals used around that time really stand out!

I love the quiet masculinity of the men's Hamiltons from that time. My 1951 Cedric emits such a tweed-y aura...



Oh Hey! I have a cedric as well :-!

You wouldn't happen to have a movement shot of that Cedric would you? I've been keeping an eye out for one and not found one at a price I like yet.
That I can supply





Absolute cracker of a movement these.
 

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A little Polywatch would do wonders for that crystal.
I gave it a quick once-over with it. The crystal has a pretty good crack on the side so it will be replaced. I have to get an order in for a few crystals.

Nice Cedric...
 

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I looked for a "Darrell" (my name) for quite a while. Then found one on the 'bay.

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Vintage Hamilton's have to be one of the best deals around.
 

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So that is what the dial of mine is suppose to look like.

That is a very nice example you have there.
 

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So that is what the dial of mine is suppose to look like.

That is a very nice example you have there.
Thank you! I feel very lucky to have found it. And at a very reasonable price, too. I immediately sent it off for service, and it keeps great time. Those old Hammy's are really great. If you need a service, let me know. I can recommend someone who particularly likes these vintage pieces, and works for a VERY reasonable price.

Dan (A nickname. Did Hamilton make a "Dan"? Didn't think so.)
 

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If you need a service, let me know. I can recommend someone who particularly likes these vintage pieces, and works for a VERY reasonable price.
Thanks for the offer but this one is good. I generally do my own COA now. But this one had just a minor hitch. Now takes off with 2 clicks on the mainspring and is keeping truly remarkable time.

I don't know of a Hamilton "Dan" probably no "Paul" either so saves me hunting one of those down.
 
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