18 Months later, the after shots - 1949 Hamiton 982 Cedric
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    18 Months later, the after shots - 1949 Hamiton 982 Cedric

    Fresh from my workbench, 1949 Hamiton 982 Cedric





    Well this took a while, original post from Oct 2010. No real problems, it just it got lost in the 'to fix' pile.

    Before (Oct 2010):



    Not too bad, but the missing numeral 2 was a problem, so it was sent off to ID who supplied the correct numeral and refinished the dial.

    After (Apr 2012):

    Movement after service - these movements, small but beautiful. I fitted a new mainspring. Lovely lovely to service - it is certainly the equal of anything I have worked on.



    On a NOS vintage pig skin strap, period correct.



    New crystal is the finishing touch.




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    Re: 18 Months later, the after shots - 1949 Hamiton 982 Cedric

    Nice!!

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    Re: 18 Months later, the after shots - 1949 Hamiton 982 Cedric

    Sweet! Looks great now.

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    Re: 18 Months later, the after shots - 1949 Hamiton 982 Cedric

    Nice watch and wonderful movement.

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    Re: 18 Months later, the after shots - 1949 Hamiton 982 Cedric

    Good work Kris. You spent quite a bit on that - and it looks well worth it.
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    Re: 18 Months later, the after shots - 1949 Hamiton 982 Cedric

    Great job kris!

    The watch looks amazing.... Well worth the time and effort.

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    Re: 18 Months later, the after shots - 1949 Hamiton 982 Cedric

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    You spent quite a bit on that - and it looks well worth it.
    Not so much as you might think Steve.

    6.47 crystal
    9.00 mainspring
    35.00 dial
    46.00 watch (cheap)

    (ignoring consumables which are amortized over many watches)

    US$ 96.47 all up - which I think is not too bad at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by bubba48 View Post
    Nice watch and wonderful movement.
    Oh it is a peach of a movement I'd do another one right away if I had one

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparcster View Post
    The watch looks amazing.... Well worth the time and effort.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fantasyvoyager View Post
    Nice!!
    Quote Originally Posted by swedenmemphis View Post
    Sweet! Looks great now.
    Thanks all!

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    Re: 18 Months later, the after shots - 1949 Hamiton 982 Cedric

    The Cedric is such an elegant watch, and its size and styling makes it appealing to either gender. I wear mine when I'm feeling particularly intellectual - there's something essentially collegiate about it. I just wish mine looked as good as yours - great work!

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    Re: 18 Months later, the after shots - 1949 Hamiton 982 Cedric

    That watch looks brand new, great work. I have a 1947 or 48 Lester with of course the same movement. The case is very good and the dial is almost pristine. It's only flaw is a scratch in the crystal. Where did you get the new one and are they hard to install? Is it possible to remove the scratch mine has?

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    Re: 18 Months later, the after shots - 1949 Hamiton 982 Cedric

    Quote Originally Posted by coastcat View Post
    The Cedric is such an elegant watch, and its size and styling makes it appealing to either gender. I wear mine when I'm feeling particularly intellectual - there's something essentially collegiate about it. I just wish mine looked as good as yours - great work!
    Yes it is very wearable Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dch48 View Post
    That watch looks brand new, great work. I have a 1947 or 48 Lester with of course the same movement. The case is very good and the dial is almost pristine. It's only flaw is a scratch in the crystal. Where did you get the new one and are they hard to install? Is it possible to remove the scratch mine has?
    If it is only a scratch you can polish it out, with sandpaper followed by brasso, polywatch or on a buffing wheel with rouge. I bought my crystal off ebay, as the original was cracked. They just press in, although depending on luck you might need to ease it with a file. I'd polish it if I were you.
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