Hello All. Well, I'm officially the new owner of a Hamilton Model 940 (serial #417841) and would like to ask a few questions about my watch. I'm not a member of the NAWCC, just an average joe who's always wanted a Hamilton and would like to know more about his watch. I've attached a few photos to help answer my questions. I purchased it on eBay and was very surprised when I won the auction because the price (including shipping to Canada) was under $200.00 US. Although the seller stated they didn't know when it was last serviced the watch keeps very good time and overall is in pretty darn good condition (in my opinion, anyway). Here are the problems (which I, not a pocket watch expert by any stretch of the imagination, might consider relatively minor): A chip at the '50' mark on the second hand dial rim, A very small hairline between the 31 & 32-minute marks Some glazing on the dial that is quite hard to see without magnification, A few minor scratches on the plastic dial, A trio of very small nicks on the back of the case forming a slightly larger single dent, And the hour hand is out of alignment - it shows the previous half-hour when the minute hand is on the 12. On the plus side, The watch seems to keep very good time, losing perhaps 2 seconds in 24 hours, The hands have a nice overall bluing with no corrosion (under magnification), The movement has very nice damaskeening and looks to be quite clean, The case shows minimal (if any wear) and the loop above the winding knob is tight. So, here are my questions: Why do some 940's have this number engraved on the movement and some do not? Does the serial # confirm a manufacture date of 1904? (Actually, disregard this question - I used the online database to check. An excellent resource, as is this entire site, btw). How do I determine if the dial is porcelain or melamine? Should I attempt to fix the misalignment of the hands myself or have a jeweller do it? I gather I should replace the plastic 'crystal' with glass, correct? If the watch is running fine, should I have it serviced anyway? Can someone offer a guess as to how much it would cost to have the 'repairs' and servicing done? A ballpark figure would be alright, I'd just like some idea. Thanks very much for your help!