Hamilton Watch Co. threads

Discussion in 'American Pocket Watches' started by Fred Hansen, Mar 8, 2008.

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  1. Fred Hansen

    Fred Hansen Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    #1 Fred Hansen, Mar 8, 2008
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 13, 2017
    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! ...

    Info by serial number
    Online lookup from NAWCC Chapter 149

    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 research
    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"
    Marked "Main Line"

    16 size threads
    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 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 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 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?

    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
    Hamilton Private Labels
    Collecting Hamiltons
    Hamilton 16S Dials
    Fancy 16 size dial
    Dial signatures
    Early lower jewel count/grade dials
    Hamilton grade descriptions
    Hamilton marked swingout cases
    Hamilton 1935 material catalog 18/16 size movement notations
    Serial number lists
    Marked "Made In U.S.A."
    \[plain\]J.W. Forsinger\[\/plain\] research
    K&M Railway loaner watches

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  2. terry hall

    terry hall Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Apr 12, 2001

    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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  3. crsides

    crsides Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Mar 5, 2002
    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

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  4. rrstd

    rrstd Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Feb 18, 2001

    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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  5. Fred Hansen

    Fred Hansen Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    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?

  6. Fred Hansen

    Fred Hansen Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    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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  7. HenryB

    HenryB Registered User

    Jan 13, 2004
    Great work Fred

    The links are just great.

    Sticky for sure
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  8. tomrsey

    tomrsey Registered User

    Jul 27, 2002
    Wonderful idea. Thank you for your time and effort.
  9. Kevin W.

    Kevin W. Registered User

    Apr 11, 2002
    Thanks Fred for your dedication.:thumb:
  10. terry hall

    terry hall Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Apr 12, 2001
  11. Fred Hansen

    Fred Hansen Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Got it Terry! Seven threads up from the bottom of the 16 size section. Thanks!

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  12. Fred Hansen

    Fred Hansen Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    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.

  13. Fred Hansen

    Fred Hansen Registered User
    NAWCC Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    #14 Fred Hansen, Apr 23, 2009
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2009
    22 more good threads for the list ...

    18 size

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

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

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

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

    16 size

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    12 and 10 size

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

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

    0 size

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


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

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

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

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

    Fancy dials ... http://mb.nawcc.org/showthread.php?t=49424
  14. Joef21

    Joef21 Registered User

    Apr 22, 2013
    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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