HAMILTON 600 , BIG QUESTION!!!!

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    HAMILTON 600 , BIG QUESTION!!!!

    Perhaps someone has some information of this unknown model? Late 50's early/mid 60's???
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    Re: HAMILTON 600 , BIG QUESTION!!!!

    The movement, Hamilton's version of the ETA 2452, has only 17 jewels so is probably earlier than the early 60s. I don't know if it is a franken, as claimed in the Hamilton forum, but I doubt it. Everything looks equally beat up! LOL

    Beware as I have found, even with new gaskets, the high water resistance claimed by these early Hamiltons is an illusion. I would have them tested before I started diving with them.
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    Re: HAMILTON 600 , BIG QUESTION!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    The movement, Hamilton's version of the ETA 2452, has only 17 jewels so is probably earlier than the early 60s.
    The rotor, the face, and the ranfft page all say 21 jewels. Is there something I don't know about these movements that makes you say 17, and put it so early? I'm fairly certain that one of my vintages has a 63 in it (no-date model), but I've never opened it to count. I know the super compressor (aqua-date) used a 64a, or at least every one I've ever had the pleasure to handle did, and they were released in '66.

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    Re: HAMILTON 600 , BIG QUESTION!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by cprrckwlf View Post
    The rotor, the face, and the ranfft page all say 21 jewels. Is there something I don't know about these movements that makes you say 17, and put it so early? I'm fairly certain that one of my vintages has a 63 in it (no-date model), but I've never opened it to count. I know the super compressor (aqua-date) used a 64a, or at least every one I've ever had the pleasure to handle did, and they were released in '66.
    21 is correct it appears. 17 was a brain f**t ... oh well.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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