Vintage Hamilton - Swiss movement

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    Vintage Hamilton - Swiss movement

    Hello there. I have a vintage Hamilton, it was my dad's and I am trying to identify the model and year. In speaking with my mom, my dad had it before they were married, therefore it could be from 1960-1967. I don't have a picture of it, as it is being serviced right now, but I do know the following, that it is marked 'Swiss', so it does not have American made movement, and since it is Swiss, that would put it in the sixties for the era. I don't think it is from the 1950's. If anyone pm me scanned catalogs from the 1960-1967 or post links that would be wonderful. As soon as I get back, I will post pictures so that the watch can be identified.
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    Re: Vintage Hamilton - Swiss movement

    "Swiss" on a Hamilton is more likely 70's+... beyond that we will probably have to wait for pics. No "Swiss" Hamiltons existed in the 50's, to the best of my knowledge.
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    Re: Vintage Hamilton - Swiss movement

    Hamilton had been incorporating Swiss movements in their watches for years prior to their purchase of Buren in 1966; their "Thin-o-matic" line (using Buren's microrotor) was I think launched in the late 50's (Hamilton's cal 666 based on the Buren 1000a):
    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...k&Hamilton_666

    Some other info:
    http://www.timezone.com/library/arch...88314105468750

    Hamilton also used a number of ETA movements in the late 50's and through the 60's.
    My growing collection of "affordable" vintages: http://www.abslomrob.com

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    Re: Vintage Hamilton - Swiss movement

    Here are some pictures, crappy blackberry doesn't take good pictures. It is what the gentleman servicing called the "ugly" style. It has day/date feature.

    case is 14k not plated.
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