Hamilton 956 16S 17J Pocket Watch
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    Hamilton 956 16S 17J Pocket Watch

    I bought a Hamilton 956 in a "display case" and I'd like to put it a real case. The 956 isn't lever set so I'm wondering will it fit into a "railroad" case? or do I need to find some obscure case?


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    Re: Hamilton 956 16S 17J Pocket Watch

    Most any "positive setting" 16 size case with a male stem will work fine. The vast majority of "standard" 16 size cases are made as such, even if they also have a lever cut-out in them.

    Avoid the late Hamilton 992/992E/992B cases as most of them are lever set only.
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    Re: Hamilton 956 16S 17J Pocket Watch

    GrounchOldGuy...I second Ben's notion. Most any USA Made 16s case will accept your 956, although some are lever-set only. You might want to scout around for a case that had a Hamilton originally, so that the case screw marks will line up with your 956.

    You may also be interested in knowing that quite a few folks like display cases that are signed...I have examples by Hamilton and Illinois, and I enjoy showing folks what these old pieces look like inside. Michael.
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    Re: Hamilton 956 16S 17J Pocket Watch

    Good advice here. I'm a Hamilton guy at heart and like a display case but for a watch to be worn every day would prefer a regular case.
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    Re: Hamilton 956 16S 17J Pocket Watch

    Thanks everyone!

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