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  1. llvhhui Mar 30, 2018

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    Rarely see people discuss Hamilton watches here. Thinking about getting a field watch. Their new field mechanical just came out and I personally think it looks great. Should I go for the new one or stick with their old officer mechanical?Thoughts?
     
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  2. 77deluxe Mar 30, 2018

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    I really like it. It checks all the boxes. Great brand, manual wound, timeless military design.
     
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  3. abrod520 Mar 30, 2018

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    Own it, love it, wrote about it here:

     
  4. Canuck Mar 30, 2018

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    Hamilton fan? Two wrist watches, a model 21 and model 22 marine chronometer, and a dozen or so pocket watches.
     
  5. Mad Dog rockpaperscissorschampion Mar 30, 2018

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    Nope...no Hamilton fans at OF. :D

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  6. time flies Mar 30, 2018

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    I like mine 20171227_062014.jpg

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  7. Professor Mar 30, 2018

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    Vintage Hamiltons of every style are bringing better prices than most other similar brands in the same condition on Ebay recently. Not as high as the upper crust watches for the most part but sometimes knocking at the door.
     
  8. ac106 Mar 30, 2018

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    Electric count?
     
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  9. Canuck Mar 30, 2018

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    Why not? Mine says hi. The first Hamilton Electric made available to the public, in 1957. Designed by Richard Arbib who worked with Harley Earl to put fins on the 1948 Cadillac.

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  10. SeanO Mar 30, 2018

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    Got about 50 or so.

    Not so much the moderns though.
     
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  11. Professor Mar 30, 2018

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    Elvis Presley gave similar watches to some of his friends and wore one himself for awhile. Don't know if his were Hamiltons but these are the only ones I've seen that had that design.
     
  12. Canuck Mar 30, 2018

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    I saw a recent report that Elvis’ Hamilton Ventura (see my Ventura above) sold for close to $40,000 US, at auction. He gave away Cadillacs, why not Hamiltons?
     
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  13. bubba48 Mar 31, 2018

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  14. Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Mar 31, 2018

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    Why mess around? Go mil-spec...:thumbsup:

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  15. ahsposo Most fun screen name at ΩF Mar 31, 2018

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    Personally I think they are rarely discussed here because the contemporary Hamiltons are seen as "ordinary" and a certain snobbishness kicks in. I bought an automatic (ETA 2824-2) Khaki about 4 years ago new and a "newish" ETA 7750 chrono right after that and use them as my main beaters - along with a Seiko diver. I like the legibility of the dials, the movements are proven to be reliable and accurate. I'll wear them when I know whats on my wrist has a good chance of being beaten up in my work or play but I still take real pleasure in wearing them. They just don't get shown in the WRUW fashion parade; they're not exactly "like" magnets to this crowd. Hammie Khaki_062516 2789.jpg Hamilton 041520_052717 6442.jpg
    Straight ahead, no bullshit timepieces...

    I also have some vintage Hamiltons, too.

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  16. Vanallard Mar 31, 2018

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    My watch collecting started off with vintage Hamiltons and even though I’ve since moved on to mostly Omegas, I still have a soft spot for Hamiltons. Here is a small sample of vintage Hamiltons from my collection.
     
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  17. Canuck Mar 31, 2018

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    I have many Hamilton favourites. But this one is near the top. It is a grade 952, 16-size, 19-jewel version of the iconic 950, 950 E, and 950 B. The 952 came factory cased in the case shown, with hinged covers. The 952 over the 30 years I have owned this one, has surfaced as quite collectable. Compared to many Hamilton 16-size pocket watch production, the 952 is fairly scarce in good condition. There were three versions of the 952 made over the years. This is the earliest model as indicated by the one-piece barrel bridge, and two screws holding the crown wheel core.

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  18. sevenhelmet Mar 31, 2018

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    Hamiltons? I've got a couple. The one on the right was the first mechanical watch I ever bought. It's been through hell, still looks great and keeps good time. Hamiltons.jpg
     
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  19. Canuck Mar 31, 2018

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    Another Hamilton favourite. My Hamilton model XXI ship’s chronometer, 85-size, with 14-jewels, spring detent escapement, key wound, key set, with up/down indicator. Finished Sept 7, 1944, this one likely never was exposed to WWII hostilities. Hamilton produced more than 600 model XXIs in October, 1944 which is more than some chronometer makers made during their existence.

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    Edited to change 600 XXIIs in October, 1944, to 600 XXIs.
     
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  20. ekel Mar 31, 2018

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