Hamilton 12s Factory Cases

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I recently acquired a 1914 vintage Hamilton 910. I understand the 910 grade movements were all factory cased. Questions-
Were all the factory cases marked "Hamilton"?
Did Hamilton use cases from different makers- with/without "Hamilton" markings?
Were some factory cased watches sold without "Hamilton" marked cases? (The case of my watch is a Fahy's Montauk.)
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Some have this mark(Hamilton crest). Post a photo
of your case markings.


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and

922hamilton 7.jpg 922hamilton8.jpg



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Nauteck, I am not a Hamilton expert and my Hamilton collection may not be representative, but based on it an my experience, the cases on Hamilton's factory-cased watches were always or almost signed by Hamilton. Hamilton cases were made by more than one company, including Schwab & Wuischpard and Wadsworth, the firms that I believe supplied all the cases shown below. I was slightly surprised to see so much variation in case markings among my Hamiltons, all of which were factory-cased and none of which were marked like Rob's. Except as noted, all cases are solid 14k gold.

18k Hamilton 400, Bok, Carnegie, and Pulitzer Cases Respectively

18k 400 Bok.JPG 18k 400 carnegie.JPG 18k Pulitzer.JPG

Hamilton 900 (One of Three Similarly Marked 900 Cases in My Collection)

900 1.JPG

Hamilton 902

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Hamilton 904 (One of Three Similarly Marked 904 Cases in My Collection)

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Hamilton 920

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Hamilton 922

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18k Hamilton 922MP

18k 922mp.JPG

Platinum Hamilton 922MP

plat 922mp.JPG

Hamilton 923, 14k, 18k, and 18k Respectively

14k 923.JPG 18k 923 #2.JPG 18k 923.JPG

Hamilton 950

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Thanks!

Hamilton 12 size cases are difficult to recase
I have found a few threads pertaining to this. That is why I was curious about the Fahy's case of my movement.

based on it an my experience, the cases on Hamilton's factory-cased watches were always or almost signed by Hamilton.
That would seem logical- yet none are found on my case.
Post a photo
of your case markings.
IMG_1968 copy.jpg IMG_1967.JPG IMG_1973.JPG
For your viewing pleasure...
 
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