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Fred Hansen

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The last few months I've spent some time going through the past threads of this board and reading some of the interesting discussions.

I am posting an index here of some of our good past Hamilton threads, and will start with the ones I've picked out. But I am looking at today's posting as just the start of this index and would like to ask for everyone's help to make this better. What I'd like to hear are suggestions for ...


  • Old threads to add that I missed
  • Any threads that were included but shouldn't be (redundant, inaccurate, too many broken links, etc.)
  • Organization suggestions
  • Changes of the naming of threads in this index
  • Any other suggestions/feedback

... and in the future I would like to come back and update this list with new threads as they develop, and I will be interested in suggestions for these too.

So all input from our Hamilton collectors on this is appreciated, here goes and I hope our members enjoy some reading! ...

How to use and find the Hamilton ledgers and serial numbers


Info by serial number
Online lookup from NAWCC Chapter 149

Historical Information
Aurora to Lancaster the origin of the Hamilton Watch Co.

18 size threads
Grade 922 and 923 marked "Imperial Canada"
Grade 924 with Montgomery dial
Grade 932 serial #191
Grade 936 25 Jewel
Grade 936 private-label W.C. Newman, "The Carlton", Hagerstown MD
Grade 937 serial #7750
Grade 938 and 939
Grade 940 vs. 942
Grade 940 and 941 2-tone
Grade 940 marked "Adjusted for Railroad Service"
Grade 941 marked "A.R.T.K."
Grade 944
Grade 946
Grade 946 "Extra"
Grade 946 and 947 "Extra"
Grade 947 found at yard sale
11 Jewel Info & Examples
11 Jewel "Constant"
17 Jewel grades
Early Hamilton Research (serials under 2000)
"Motor Barrel" marked watches
2-Tone movements other than grade 940/941
2-Tone movements
More 2-tone discussion
Marked "Canadian Pacific"
Hamilton Main Line/ Main Line Special, Private Label

16 size threads
2974B US Navy "Comparing Watch"
16s Hamilton named dials
Order of Introduction of Hamilton 16 Size Movements by DeweyC
First 16 size movements
Hamilton's 16s 960 - 969 Series Watches
Grade 950, white gold finish
Grade 950B vs. 992B
Grade 950B dial #151
Grade 950B in 14K case
Grade 950B in 2B serial range
Grade 950B, more sought after than other 23J watches?
Grade 950E production figures and appropriate hands
Grade 951
Grade 954 vs. 972
Grade 970 with marked dial
Grade 971 Swiss version
Grade 973 with marked dial
Grade 973 with "conversion" dial
Grade 974 "Hamilton Special"
Grade 974 "Electric Railway", "Electric Special", and "Electric - Interurban Special"
Grade 974 "Electric Special"
Grade 974 Special US Navy Second Setting
Grade 2974B research
Grade 992 Series Factory Box labels
Grade 992 vs. 992B
Grade 992 general discussion and single vs. double roller research
Grade 992 last production run
Grade 992 "Special"
Grade 992 marked "Adjusted For Railroad Service"
Grade 992 "Engineer Corps U.S.A."
Grade 992 "60 Hour"
Grade 992E First One ? Very early one found
grade 992B Creating an exclusive 992B forum?
Grade 992B Introductory Shipment of 992B's, Nov. 5-7, 1940
Grade 992B Introduction
Grade 992B "Beginning to End"
Grade 992B Ending
Grade 992B "Trivia"
Grade 992B Movement signatures
Grade 992B Colored Plastic boxes
Grade 992B and box info
Grade 992B shipped to Canada
Grade 992B "Sidereal Time"
Grade 992B Unused condition
Grade 992B Consecutive serial numbers
Grade 992B Melamine dials
Grade 992B more on Melamine dials
Grade 992B Melamine dial cleaning
Grade 992B and 4992B 4C serial numbers
Grade 992B vs. 950B
Grade 992B vs. 992
Grade 992B military
Grade 992B Cases
Grade 992B red ink code stamps inside of cases
Grade 992B in Canadian case
Grade 3992B
Grade 4992B converted to 12 hr.watches
Grade 4992B damaskeen patterns
Grade 4992B AM/PM dial
Grade 4992B KSM marked dial
Grade 4992B Dial Variants
Grade 6992B
Grade 994
Grade 996 in model 2 case
Hayden Wheeler models
Hayden Wheeler models
Hayden Wheeler models
Blind Man's Montgomery dials
Introduction Date of Hamilton (RR) Factory Cases
"Mainliner" cases
Hamilton RR cases
Hamilton RR cases available by Price List date
More Hamilton RR cases
Case model #3
Case model #9
Elinvar composition
Hamilton's two different Model 9 Cases


13, 12 and 10 size threads
Grade 400
Grade 400 research
Grade 900 variations
Grade 920 vs. 922
Grade 922 and 922 Masterpiece
Grade 922 Masterpiece
Grade 922 Masterpiece research
First 12 size 21 Jewel?
Hamilton 920 & 922- The differences in plate sizes ?


O size threads
O size cases


Advertising and ephemera
1914 Hamilton Price List by Burr W. Freer Co.
1926 Hamilton "The Timekeeper" booklet
1932 Hamilton "Elinvar In Your Watch" booklet
Hamilton "Complete Watches" booklet
"The Hamilton Timekeeper" booklet
Hamilton Timebooks
Hamilton Factory postcards


Other threads
Change from 4-foot to 3-foot, Dates and Serial Numbers
Hamilton Private Labels
Collecting Hamiltons
Hamilton 16S Dials
Fancy 16 size dial
Dial signatures
Early lower jewel count/grade dials
Hamilton grade descriptions
Hamilton 16 and 18 size movements - List of adjustments for each grade
Hamilton marked swingout cases
Hamilton 1935 material catalog 18/16 size movement notations
Serial number lists
Marked "Made In U.S.A."
J.W. Forsinger
K&M Railway loaner watches

Fred
 
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:clap::clap::clap:

Fred... a BIG Thank You! is to be extended to you for taking this on.... mastering the search here is not easy.... (for me anyway)....


only suggestion......... sticky ...........


Bravo !!! :thumb:
 

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This is fantastic. I couldn't get thru checking the list for clicking on the threads and reading once again.

There was a good, recent discussion on 938 and 939 on Web Horology. Maybe we could recreate it here.

Great idea and great execution

Charlie
 
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Fred,

Great Job!

Suggest you repost as a "pinned" thread so that it stays at the top of the forum and remains easy to locate.
 
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Fred Hansen

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Thanks all!

I do have something else in mind for a sticky/pinned "index" thread that would be a bit further down the road, but with the suggestions here maybe this thread should be "pinned" for a little while to allow it to best develop.

Are there any opinions from members about why this shouldn't be done for this Hamilton thread?

Fred
 

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Four past threads discussing 12 size grades 920 and 922 were added today, my thanks to the individual that emailed these to me.

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Fred
 

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Thanks Fred for your dedication.:thumb:
 

Fred Hansen

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Got it Terry! Seven threads up from the bottom of the 16 size section. Thanks!

Fred
 
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Fred Hansen

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Thanks Terry ... I had that one in there already but had it mislabeled as a 992B thread ... but I just fixed the label and now moved it to the first position of 992 threads as a "992 Series" thread.

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22 more good threads for the list ...


18 size

Grade 930 and 931 with 17 Jewels ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=48330

Grade 936 U.S. Navy Hack Setting watch ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=49161

Grade 937 serial #1833 ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=49501

Grade 942 Going Barrel vs. Motor Barrel ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=48618



16 size

Grade 950 Pendent-set ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=48338

Grade 992 last run ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=43901

Grade 992 60 Hour ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=48485

Grade 992-Elinvar ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=49296

Grade 992B, Hamilton purchases back from US Gov't after WWII ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=48907

Grade 992B favorite cases ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=49487

Grade 992B to Canada ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=26256

Grade 994 ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=49423

Hayden Wheeler with NorthWestern logo dial ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=47624

Illinois Grade 167 signed Hamilton ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=49363



12 and 10 size

Grade 920 ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=49539

Grade 917 signed "E. Howard Watch Co." ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=47834



0 size

Grade 985 ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=48107



Other

Early Hamilton research, serials 1-2000 and 30001-32000 ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=46544

Scarcest Hamilton watch? ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=47834

16 size arrows out dial ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=49365

16 size bold Arabic dials ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=49255

Fancy dials ... https://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=49424
 
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Fred, I notice you don't have any threads on the 975. In doing a search on this model, I found a thread on dial feet. It listed the serial breakdown for 4 and 3 feet dials. I think this would usefull to include in your list. Thanks for bringing this all together.
 
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