Hamilton watch - I am at a loss.

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    Hamilton watch - I am at a loss.

    Hello all, sorry for barging into your forum like this but it has been bugging me for some time. Ever since I got this watch from a relative I have been wondering if there was any significance to it. I did some research but just didn't know where to go to find the exact model or year this watch was made. It works well and it seems like a new band was put on it...but that is all I know. The only inscription on the back says...10K gold filled and a Hamilton.

    here are the pictures. Is there anything you can tell me?

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    Re: Hamilton watch - I am at a loss.

    Looks like a 30's or 40's Hamilton. These were very nice watches. The back easily comes off and a movement pic will tell us how nice... some of them were the equivalent of Pateks... but they never go for near their price!!
    "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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    Re: Hamilton watch - I am at a loss.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    Looks like a 30's or 40's Hamilton. These were very nice watches. The back easily comes off and a movement pic will tell us how nice... some of them were the equivalent of Pateks... but they never go for near their price!!
    Hope this helps as I dont know what I am looking at. I was hoping I didn't break it when I opened it up...:)

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    Re: Hamilton watch - I am at a loss.

    1948 model called the Dwight.


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    Re: Hamilton watch - I am at a loss.

    ...and the movement is a Hamilton Cal. 980:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Hamilton 980

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Hamilton watch - I am at a loss.

    side note on the link provided by mr. richter...the example shown therein is pretty unusual in that it displays a straight line damaskeening. the vast majority of 980s were finished with a simple butler finish.

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