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    Another "help me ID my grandfather's Hamilton" thread

    Hi all,

    I'm hoping to get some info on my late grandfather's Hamilton. It's an automatic with a solid 14 karat gold case. Unfortunately it's not in working condition...it appears to be missing the crown and stem.

    I'm curious as to when it was made, how much it cost at the time, and how difficult it would be to get it in working condition. I know this last point is nearly impossible to address without seeing the watch in the flesh, but I'd like to know generally how easy/hard it would be to get replacement parts.

    I should note that I have no interest in knowing its present value, as it will never be for sale.

    Please excuse the mediocre pictures. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!
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    Re: Another "help me ID my grandfather's Hamilton" thread

    This is a Swiss Hamilton so it was probably made in the 70s or or 80s. It is also missing the sweeping seconds hand.
    I'm a watchbreaker not a watchmaker.

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    Re: Another "help me ID my grandfather's Hamilton" thread

    Hamilton, imported automatics from the mid 1950's on, this is a very early one. NAWCC has a good catalog reference that can be used to look up the likely model. It is also likely stamped on the inside of the case.

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    Re: Another "help me ID my grandfather's Hamilton" thread

    its quite a nice watch. I would have it to good watchmaker and have it =serviced and see if he can locate a signed Hamilton or other appropriate crown and second hand.
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    Re: Another "help me ID my grandfather's Hamilton" thread

    Edit: Well, I thought I knew what it was, but I was wrong.

    But, your watch looks to be from the 60s, MAYBE the very late 50s.
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    Re: Another "help me ID my grandfather's Hamilton" thread

    i have to say normally dislike the look of stretch/flex bracelets but that one is really, really nice looking. If I may ask, what brand is it?

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    Re: Another "help me ID my grandfather's Hamilton" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Kungfucowboy View Post
    i have to say normally dislike the look of stretch/flex bracelets but that one is really, really nice looking. If I may ask, what brand is it?
    Thanks! I don't see a brand name on it...I assumed it came with the watch, but I'm not sure. Perhaps somebody else would know.

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    Re: Another "help me ID my grandfather's Hamilton" thread

    This Hamilton is a "Thin-o-matic T-215" introduced in 1968.
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    Re: Another "help me ID my grandfather's Hamilton" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by pacifichrono View Post
    This Hamilton is a "Thin-o-matic T-215" introduced in 1968.
    Thanks so much, Tom.

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