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    Hamilton Pocket Watch Exhibition Caseback

    Hi everyone. I came across this hamiton 21 jewel 992 railroad watch today and it has an exhibition caseback. My first reaction was that it must be a modification done by a previous owner, but then I noticed the word Hamilton was etched into the case above the crystal. Is it possible that this caseback is original? If not what is the story here? Also the same Hamilton logo is marked on the carbon the front of te watch in the same place. Here are some pics. Thanks in advance,
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    Re: Hamilton Pocket Watch Exhibition Caseback

    It is the front crystal from another watch.
    "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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    It is the front crystal from another watch.
    Are you sure? On the NAWCC forum somebody said that this type of case was sent to the jewelers so that buyers could see the movement easily and then pic out a normal case when they bought it.
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    Re: Hamilton Pocket Watch Exhibition Caseback

    If you find a display case with a screw back and bezel, it's probably one made up from two cases.

    If the the back and bezel snap on, it's almost always a factory glassback.

    If it's signed as yours is, it DEFINITELY is a factory glassback.
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    Re: Hamilton Pocket Watch Exhibition Caseback

    I recognize that type of case as a snap on salesman's sample case. I decided to make my own for a 992 by buying a case that had two screw-on bezels. I put the crystals in them myself.

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