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    New vintage hamilton wrist candy

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    I'm having trouble getting the back off, so according to the fleabay auction it has the 735 movement in it. I don't want to waste WUS's bandwidth, the back is plain with an engraving as it was someone's retirement watch. The one side says 'hamilton' the other says '10k gold'. The crown has the typical hamilton H.

    Would anyone like to help me ID this or would anyone have any general comments on it? I took an impulse flyer on it at $275 so if I got burned then at least I didn't get burned badly. The seller ($100 positive feedback) claimed he disassembled the movement, ultrasonically cleaned and then oiled it.

    Thus far I love it. I wound it and set it and she's keeping time nicely...
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    Hamilton: Officer's Field Khaki Mechanical H69619533, Jazzmaster H18451555, Khaki Pilot H64611135, khaki aviation pilot chronograph H64666155
    Ball: Fireman Racer, Engineer II, Trainmaster Eternity

    Vintage:
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    Re: New vintage hamilton wrist candy

    Nice Hamilton. Looks like a Stormking VIII. 1961. Not 100% sure. See what you think. Go to Vintage Watch Forum. Hamilton ID. Resource center. Shows pix of 10k gold round models. Looks like the Stormking.
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    Re: New vintage hamilton wrist candy

    Quote Originally Posted by Giotime View Post
    Nice Hamilton. Looks like a Stormking VIII. 1961. Not 100% sure. See what you think. Go to Vintage Watch Forum. Hamilton ID. Resource center. Shows pix of 10k gold round models. Looks like the Stormking.
    Thanks. I suspect it may be a stormking IX???

    Vintage Hamilton Watch Restoration: 1961 Stormking IX
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    Japanese Movements/Quartz:
    Citizen: JY0040-59L Eco-Drive Skyhawk At Blue Dial Seiko: 6139-6002, 7A38-7280 Casio: MDV106-1A, F91w CA53w-1

    Swiss:

    Hamilton: Officer's Field Khaki Mechanical H69619533, Jazzmaster H18451555, Khaki Pilot H64611135, khaki aviation pilot chronograph H64666155
    Ball: Fireman Racer, Engineer II, Trainmaster Eternity

    Vintage:
    Record 9K gold Watch, Hamilton Stormking VIII 10K gold, Venus 170 chronograph, Omega cal.268

    Ticino pilot chronograph, Marathon General Purpose Mechanical

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    Re: New vintage hamilton wrist candy

    But that is a 14k. The VIII is a 10 K. Looks the same. I'm voting for the VIII.
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    Re: New vintage hamilton wrist candy

    Quote Originally Posted by Giotime View Post
    But that is a 14k. The VIII is a 10 K. Looks the same. I'm voting for the VIII.
    Hmm... yes. But the write up says that "Stormkings come is stainless steel, gold filled, and solid gold in 10, 14 and even 18K gold." but then right after he says "The Stormking IX is one of the 14K solid gold models."

    So I don't know if that means that all the stormkings came in various metals, or if it means the stormking IX only came in 14K gold....


    ????

    I suppose I should join that vintage watch forum but I just don't want to join yet another watch forum. One to drain all my time is enough. :p
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    Japanese Movements/Quartz:
    Citizen: JY0040-59L Eco-Drive Skyhawk At Blue Dial Seiko: 6139-6002, 7A38-7280 Casio: MDV106-1A, F91w CA53w-1

    Swiss:

    Hamilton: Officer's Field Khaki Mechanical H69619533, Jazzmaster H18451555, Khaki Pilot H64611135, khaki aviation pilot chronograph H64666155
    Ball: Fireman Racer, Engineer II, Trainmaster Eternity

    Vintage:
    Record 9K gold Watch, Hamilton Stormking VIII 10K gold, Venus 170 chronograph, Omega cal.268

    Ticino pilot chronograph, Marathon General Purpose Mechanical

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    Re: New vintage hamilton wrist candy

    Yea. I agree. It is a bit confusing. Let's call it a Stormking VIII and one half.

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    Re: New vintage hamilton wrist candy

    Yeah I don't know. If you put stormking into the search engine at ebay you don't find anything, but if you put 'vintage hamilton watch' in and scroll you'll find a few that look like stormkings...

    It seems we aren't the only ones confused.

    All I know is that IMHO these gold vintage 50's and 60's era hamiltons are really classy bling. There's a few models with diamonds on the dial that look classy and not gaudy.
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    Japanese Movements/Quartz:
    Citizen: JY0040-59L Eco-Drive Skyhawk At Blue Dial Seiko: 6139-6002, 7A38-7280 Casio: MDV106-1A, F91w CA53w-1

    Swiss:

    Hamilton: Officer's Field Khaki Mechanical H69619533, Jazzmaster H18451555, Khaki Pilot H64611135, khaki aviation pilot chronograph H64666155
    Ball: Fireman Racer, Engineer II, Trainmaster Eternity

    Vintage:
    Record 9K gold Watch, Hamilton Stormking VIII 10K gold, Venus 170 chronograph, Omega cal.268

    Ticino pilot chronograph, Marathon General Purpose Mechanical

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    Re: New vintage hamilton wrist candy

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    I know I said I didn't want to waste bandwidth but I really don't know how to get this caseback off, this is a photo from the auction, if someone has some advice on getting it off that would be great. I only have another 48 hours to decide if I want to keep it and while it's keeping great time I would like to see what's in there for myself...
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    Japanese Movements/Quartz:
    Citizen: JY0040-59L Eco-Drive Skyhawk At Blue Dial Seiko: 6139-6002, 7A38-7280 Casio: MDV106-1A, F91w CA53w-1

    Swiss:

    Hamilton: Officer's Field Khaki Mechanical H69619533, Jazzmaster H18451555, Khaki Pilot H64611135, khaki aviation pilot chronograph H64666155
    Ball: Fireman Racer, Engineer II, Trainmaster Eternity

    Vintage:
    Record 9K gold Watch, Hamilton Stormking VIII 10K gold, Venus 170 chronograph, Omega cal.268

    Ticino pilot chronograph, Marathon General Purpose Mechanical

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    Re: New vintage hamilton wrist candy

    Ok. It's me again. If the back does not just snap off with a caseknife ( I can't see the sides well enough to tell whether it is a simple snap off), then it is a one piece case. That means you have to get to the movement through the crystal. So you need to take off the crystal with a tool that grasps, bends and flexes it off. Then you have to pull on the stem to break apart the two piece system. So it is a pain in the ..... And there is definitely the risk of breaking or not getting the stem back in. It is not really that complicated but there is risk and you need a tool and some experience. You can go to a watchmaker and ask them to do it, usually for no charge. I'm like you...I like easier access to my movements because I like to look at them. It does sometimes make the difference as to whether I buy a watch. But first check the back again and make sure there is not a seam that would indicate a snap off. Even then, be careful not to scratch because you are considering a return.
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    Re: New vintage hamilton wrist candy

    I think movement comes out from the front
    Do not try to pries the back off!

    watch all looks great, why damage it? What do you need to see?
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