New Arrival 1962 Hamilton Vantage

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    New Arrival 1962 Hamilton Vantage

    Just received this in the post this afternoon. I didn't really need another watch - blashphemy I know -- but coming with the original box made it a must buy.



    1962 17 Jewel Hamilton Vantage

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    Re: New Arrival 1962 Hamilton Vantage

    Nice--but it does'nt speak to me like some of your recent ones! But it IS for YOU!! Enjoy!!

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    Re: New Arrival 1962 Hamilton Vantage

    Quote Originally Posted by dougcee View Post
    Nice--but it does'nt speak to me like some of your recent ones! But it IS for YOU!! Enjoy!!
    It's a little bit of Americana. Not the nicest watch I have seen, but I am sure it will wear well. And for the price I paid for it I really couldn't say no. Still looking to find a Longines Ultra Chron as my next watch. After the Longines I am thinking of a vintage IWC.
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    Re: New Arrival 1962 Hamilton Vantage

    You're right--the box really is great!

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    Re: New Arrival 1962 Hamilton Vantage

    Quote Originally Posted by emmanuelgoldstein View Post
    It's a little bit of Americana.
    Do you know what movement is inside? By the sixties, Hamilton was using some Swiss movements as well as their own US made ones. I bought a Bradford thinking it would have one of the higher end American calibers but it turned out to have a Swiss manual wind 637 (Buren probably) inside. Nice watch, and I got it for a decent price. I found out later why it was a good price - it didn't have the 770 inside and the serious Hamilton guys passed on it. They must have known by the shape of the caseback (the 770's are thicker than the 637 and therefore require a sort of bubble back) because no movement shots were in the listing. Neither you or I are hard core Hamilton collectors though so it's certainly nothing to worry about. After all, the Swiss do some pretty decent work when it comes to movements. Regardless, you got a great looking watch with a nice dial, and the box is a bonus.

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    Re: New Arrival 1962 Hamilton Vantage

    Looks great! Pretty strap too.

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    Re: New Arrival 1962 Hamilton Vantage

    Another one EG???? Phew, can't keep up.......You must have more watches now than you've had hot dinners?!!

    Nice find tho

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    I'm going to guess an ST 92 movement is inside.

    But I could be wrong

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    Re: New Arrival 1962 Hamilton Vantage

    Quote Originally Posted by Outlawyer View Post
    Looks great! Pretty strap too.
    IMO That timex strap with clasp is awfully designed, the clasp sits against the side of you wrist so it is uncomfortable- at least for me, I have skinny wrist so it rigid metal against wrist bone. If you really want like the strap, I have four NOS gathering dust just waiting to agitate somebody's wrist. I'll send them for free just to get rid of them as I had them listed on ebay for 2 months and nobody bought them
    I'm a watchbreaker not a watchmaker.

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