Hamilton 940 question

Dano4734

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Just picked up this 940 but what is ‘the banner’
I am not familiar with that marking. Thank you my friends

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Dr. Jon

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Your 940 is a private label and they made up that name as part of theor product line.

You watch is missing teh cap jewel and its screws from teh balance so it will probbaly not run dial up. If it does it will runs very badly.

Replacements are available but you bought a watch with a serious problem.
 

Jim Haney

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Hamilton had many different marking for their largest Agents/Jobbers.

In this case the 'Banner" name was exclusive to Chicago Jewels, Stein, Ellbogen & Co.

In the Hamilton Factory Ledgers,which you may access if you are a member, it shows the 1st 25 watches (266405) on this page going to them.

Another example would be "The Banner" belonging to H.F. Hahn, Chicago.
 

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From the photo, the jewel that is in the balance cock does not look like a balance hole jewel. It appears to me to be a plate jewel. No way to tell what has been done downstream in this balance assembly in the photo. You are in luck that the jewels you need (hole and cap are in comp. settings) and not a gold cap, and should not be very expensive. It is a nice watch, and it is worth repairing depending on what you paid for it. A cleaning of the dial should make the hairlines in the center bit less noticeable.
 

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Thank you. I knew it had issues. I didn’t pay much for it and my Amish watchmaker friend will get it running fine. I do have a beautiful dial that i may put on it
 
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