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So I scored a vintage Hamilton electronic from the thrift store.... wondering how I go about a battery change ?

So it appears from a quick Google that this is a crystal-opening type of case.. so I can't go about changing the battery myself to see if that'll get her running. =(

How does one go about opening a case like this ? What would a jeweler charge for the swap ?

Thanks!
Matt


(Pics to come! I'm at work..) ;-) Edit: VERY similar in case style and dial to this watch, but with just "Hamilton" above and "Electronic" below, and square pips instead of letters at the hours.



 

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Re: Scored a vintage Hamilton electronic from the thrift store! No apparent case openings

You might be wise to get it checked for lubrication before you throw a battery in. I don't know what the effect on the motor would be, but you would kill an Accutron by putting a battery into an old gummed up movement. I guess it is possible that the motors are more robust, but I wouldn't chance it myself.
 

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Re: Scored a vintage Hamilton electronic from the thrift store! No apparent case openings

Not only is it a collectible watch it's a sports collectible too. They were given to the team members of the Auburn and Mississippi football team's. I would have the crystal lifted and an inspection done locally. If there's no overt damage such as from a leaking battery I would send it to an electric watch specialist
 

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Re: Scored a vintage Hamilton electronic from the thrift store! No apparent case openings

Not only is it a collectible watch it's a sports collectible too. They were given to the team members of the Auburn and Mississippi football team's. I would have the crystal lifted and an inspection done locally. If there's no overt damage such as from a leaking battery I would send it to an electric watch specialist
Sorry, that's not a photo of my watch - I meant to take a pic last night and post, but got busy with the rain. =( Mine is a very similar case, but a "normal" dial.

I will try and find a local spot to have her checked out at ! Any suggestions on how to go about looking one up ?
 

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Re: Scored a vintage Hamilton electronic from the thrift store! No apparent case openings

Please post a picture of the back for your watch.
 
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