Hamilton 940 Railroad watch

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    Picture Hamilton 940 Railroad watch



    This is a Hamilton 940,18 size,21 jewel,lever set,adjusted,serial no 942431 cir.1912 was railroad grade when this was made.I like the design on the movement.The case is 10kt rolled plate made by Illinois watch case co.
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    Re: Hamilton 940 Railroad watch

    Oh wow!

    But is it just me, or is there a wrong kind of seconds hand there? I thought it would've been blued steel as well, to match the other hands? Doesn't look like it.
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    Re: Hamilton 940 Railroad watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Shangas View Post
    Oh wow!

    But is it just me, or is there a wrong kind of seconds hand there? I thought it would've been blued steel as well, to match the other hands? Doesn't look like it.
    It might be the angle of the dangle, if you know what I mean.

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    Re: Hamilton 940 Railroad watch

    It is blue it is hard to take good photo's but I am getting better at it.

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    Re: Hamilton 940 Railroad watch


    And this one's for Shangas after 96 year's on a watch it has lost some of the blue but there still is a little left on these old second hand's like I said it's hard to get a good photo.And I think this sat in some body's draw for a long time before I got it you could see a little green on the stem and a leather fob that was falling apart like a dummy I wound it up and there went the main spring that's the only thing that's not original had to replace the main spring and I was lucky that's the only thing that broke. Last time I will do that unless I know the history of the watch I was new to watch collecting at the time.
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    Re: Hamilton 940 Railroad watch

    A really nice Hamilton, I love the movement of that one. As to the blued seconds hand, that can be difficult to capture even on new watches with subsidiary seconds. The light reflecting area is small and the angle needed to show actual blue may not concur with the hour and minute hands.

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    Re: Hamilton 940 Railroad watch

    Ah I see now. Very nice, very nice indeed :)
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    Re: Hamilton 940 Railroad watch

    Very nice, thanks for posting. I'll speculate on the case, that it's not the original, but a re-case with a new case. A watch of that era should have a case with a long pendant. The original, if I'm correct, probably just wore out with use. Are there any jewelers' marks on the case back, I've seen some RR watches that were heavily marked indicating frequent, routine servicing over many years.

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