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    Question Hamilton micro rotor,

    when collecting watches i tend to buy what i like the look of, rather than rarity value etc, well after aquiering an elgin shockmaster a Hamilton micro rotor is next on my wish list, i was alas last night sniped on this, on ebay at the last secound, so my search continues, i would like to ask your opinions on the micro rotor as a movement with regard to reliability accuracy falability etc and any pros and cons as opposed to the larger self wind movements
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    Re: Hamilton micro rotor,

    Have a look at this thread:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...light=microtor

    the issues are discussed in some depth by some of our very knowledgeable members.
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    Re: Hamilton micro rotor,

    very informative thankyou
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    microrotor

    Piaget has taken it to a fairly high evolution. Their use of precious metal for the rotor helps it to develop significant winding power.

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    Re: Hamilton micro rotor,

    I think its worth mentioning that despite the technical reservations expressed in that thread the micro rotors are very interesting movements. The Polerouter I posted recently has a 215-9 movement. This is specified as having:

    A higher than usual frequency (f = 21600 A/h)
    And a substantial power reserve (58 hours)

    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...niversal_215_9

    It is 50 years old and still running and keeping time. I now have 5 micro rotors - 4 UGs and a Buren. They all work well, apart from the Buren which is in need of a service. So don't be completely put off.

    Oh, and funds are low so it wasn't me who snagged the Hamilton. How much did it go for?
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    Re: Hamilton micro rotor,

    well i had $100 on it, it was at $70 with 4/5 secs to go and went for $110 so obviously a sniping service at work, good even at that price i think, il get one eventually, i am going back to lancaster in pa so i will have a look round there ancestural home!
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    Re: microrotor

    any comments on Patek's micro rotor?

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    Re: microrotor

    I have no knowledge of this whatsoever. PP is a very, very, expensive brand and not many of us paddle in those waters. A quick google seems to suggest that its OK.
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    Re: Hamilton micro rotor,

    Hi guys,

    is there anyway to tell (from the outside) if a Hamilton Thin-o-Matic has the Buren micro rotor or the ETA automatic movement?

    I quite fancy bidding on one, but no movement pics are available as it is an open through the front case - and the vendor is not able to open it.

    Thx,

    Kris.

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    Re: Hamilton micro rotor,

    Ah well, I bought it anyway. Guess I will see what it has in it in a few weeks.

    Hopefully who-dares-wins...

    ...Or not. I like the watch anyway :D

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