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    Hamilton 992B Serial Numbers

    Jim I have 11 of them. Dates from the data base have them scattered from the 40's to late 60's. I know when two were purchased, the one that belonged to my wife's father in 1941 and her uncle in 1946. No receipts but her father purchased both of them. The only other one I know is close is...
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    Hamilton 992B Serial Numbers

    Jim Thank you for the pointers. Then I should assume that the actual date of a 992B vs its serial number is somewhat unknown much past the early 40's. The dates shown when using the Pocket Watch Database, may be derived from multiple sources. If that database says a watch is from 1961 or...
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    Hamilton 992B Serial Numbers

    I have spent this morning looking for what I was sure was a fairly simple table. A table that had the Cxx..xx - Cyyy..yy year, for each year of production. I did learn that such list would be approximate since watches were not necessarily completed in numeric order. I looked through the...
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    Search for Hamilton 950

    Kurt Had not thought of that, I use that with ebay searches all the time. Between you, Jim, and Dave I think I have this nailed for the 950, as well as more efficient for other search's Thanks Bob
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    Search for Hamilton 950

    Jim I have read all those and the article written in 1997 Dave Thanks on that search it certainly was better than the last one I tried. At least your search gives me about 25% hit. It looks like just doing a search here on hamilton 950 i get about 10 pages. Will not take too long to go...
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    Search for Hamilton 950

    Hi I have been trying to search for all messages related to Hamilton 950, not 950b or 950E just 950. If I type in hamilton 950 or in quotes I get back virtually every message with hamilton in it. If I type in 950 I get back sorry to few characters. Now if I am interested in a 992B or...
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    Why no love for Hamilton/Ball 23 J?

    As a relatively new collector of primarily RR grade pocket watches this discussion has been insightful for me. My focus is on Illinois Bunn Specials 60 hour, Hamilton 950 series, and 992B. I have a specific list of what I am looking for and stick to it fairly close. The 950 part of the...
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    American PW movement Hamilton 992B Randomly Stops

    Chris Thank you for the pointers, now just need to have a go at it. The watches I have taken apart so far have been way down on the value scale, this one is way up on the scale. Bob
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    American PW case Removing Hamilton 992B Movement from Bar over Case

    John Thank you for the links, I read them over and the help answer the questions. It looks like TD 127 implies the barrel bridge can be removed without affecting the winding system ie it will not fall out. I downloaded the TM manual as well as the Joseph school. Bob
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    American PW movement Hamilton 992B Randomly Stops

    John That is one reason I showed the spring, I wondered if it was the correct one that the seller put in. I have several original ones - three different strengths. I will check length etc. Now if I get an answer to my other post on how to get the movement out and just work on the spring...
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    American PW case Removing Hamilton 992B Movement from Bar over Case

    I started the thread on “Hamilton 992B Randomly Stops” and was pointed in a solution direction. https://mb.nawcc.org/threads/hamilton-992b-randomly-stops.180837/ As I have never taken a 992B movement apart to clean I need to ask just a couple of questions to get me started. First question...
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    American PW movement Hamilton 992B Randomly Stops

    I recently acquired a 992B that “likes” to stop. The owner said a new mainspring had been installed and it had been cleaned and oiled. After a visual examination it appeared very clean and I could see the oil bubble in the capped jewels. I wound the watch, set it and placed it FU on the bench to...
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    Watch Open Hamilton Regulator Spring 383A (583040)

    Hi Need the regulator spring 383A / 583040 . Thanks Bob
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    Black Lettering On Movement

    All Thank You for the advice and recommendations. Bob
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    Black Lettering On Movement

    Hi I just read a few threads on restoring the black lettering on movement bridges etc. My question revolves around collectability related to the amount of lettering with missing paint. The question assumes the watch passes whatever mechanical tests, dial appearance, and case integrity we each...
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    Elgin Montgomery Dial

    Kent That afternoon I went searching around and found both of those articles. I downloaded and have read several times. Lots of information, I found the round spoke - flat spoke detail among others to be very informative. Hard to see that little detail in photos. Bob
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    Elgin Montgomery Dial

    Kent I appreciate the three pictures. The one in the first post is mine (ser # I48978 9 adj) and matches the one in the 571-C photo you show. So I will give up looking for a double sunk dial on a 571. My first goal will be to get an A, and a B as shown in your post. Second, I need to read...
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    Elgin Montgomery Dial

    Rob Thanks, I was hoping to fine a dial like this one on a 571 only as a Montgomery. Bob
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    Elgin Montgomery Dial

    Hi I have been watching and looking for a particular Montgomery dial on a 571. Did Elgin make a double sunk Montgomery dial with the lettering as on this single sunk dial? I did a number of searches and combination searches lots of dials but never saw one like this double sunk. Thank You Bob
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    Bunn Special erratic Face Down

    I decided that since the seller offered to take it back, I would just do that. As soon as I touched it ie took it apart I could not return it no matter what I found. It was a lot of money, at least to me, and I am opting to keep looking. I appreciate the insights. When I get more repair...

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