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    3 dollar yard sale Hamilton

    Picked this up at a yard sale in a bag of watches for 3 dollars. I saw an early Timex quartz and a few others so I grabbed the bag. Got to the car and found this! The crown is horrid so I need to find out what ones to buy to replace it with but the watch runs wonderful and everything works on it! It had a terrible metal expansion band on it so I put this one on it and polished the crystal and love it. its 35mm wide not counting the crown. It is a reward for 25 years service in the Norton company so thats a cool coincidence! the inscription says 1974 so im assuming thats the year the watch was made. Also it made me bite the bullet and order a crystal puller so I can get inside it to change the crown. I love yard sale season.











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    Re: 3 dollar yard sale Hamilton

    Great save. Looks in great shape. I missed two similar Hamiltons at an estate sale on Friday. A guy picked them up seconds before I could get there.


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    Great find! I love the rectangular center of the seconds hand.

    You wonder how that weird crown got on there...
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    Re: 3 dollar yard sale Hamilton

    A nice save and a nice watch to boot!

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    I got a better crown on there, only one I had that fit OK. Looks alot better now. Also the same sale I got this NOS Spiro Agnew watch for 3 dollars!






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