Help identify this Hamilton gold watch with diamond dial

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    Help identify this Hamilton gold watch with diamond dial

    I picked this up on Ebay for $325. Mechanical, marked 14k, small diamonds on dial, comes with original gold buckle. Neither I nor the seller know much about it.

    Does this look familiar to any of you Hamilton experts? Is it from the 1950's?

    Thanks in advance for any insights.

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    Re: Help identify this Hamilton gold watch with diamond dial

    Hi and welcome
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    Re: Help identify this Hamilton gold watch with diamond dial

    I seriously doubt that the watch left the factory with that dial. It is definitely refinished; the font used to print the Hamilton name is earlier than the case, which can be dated to the 60s by virtue of the fact that it was made by Jonell Watch Case Company (the 'J' logo with arrow) and it has a copyright symbol by the Hamilton name. In the 60s the dial would have had an H logo and italic lettering.

    Hamilton offered relatively few men's watches with diamond dials. I don't see any in the catalogs that resemble that. The diamonds, and their mountings, are atypical of the types normally seen on Hamilton-made dials.

    Any dial refinisher can mount diamonds to any dial. I believe that dial was an aftermarket conversion. Unfortunately the round case and simple lugs are relatively generic in appearance so the case looks like many dozens of others, making it hard to determine what style it started out as.

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